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Lawyer: British hacking suspect will be vindicated

Milwaukee - A lawyer for a 23-year-old British computer security researcher accused of creating malware to attack the banking system on Monday called him a "hero" and predicted he would be "fully vindicated.

Four arrested in India for leaking 'Game of Thrones' episode

Mumbai - Four people have been arrested in India for leaking an episode from HBO's "Game of Thrones" television series before it was aired in the country, police said Monday.

Ships ditch GPS for eLoran navigation system because of hacking

South Korea, the U.K., U.S., and Russia are dusting off WWII eloran radio technology for use as a backup system for ship navigation because GPS systems are increasingly being jammed by hackers.

Cybersecurity is a $81.7 billion market — startups raking it in

Last year, investors put $3.5 billion into cybersecurity companies via more than 400 deals, according to CB Insights. And those numbers may well go up this year — the first quarter of 2017 set a five-year record for deals in the private security space.

British hacker convicted in Germany of major cyber attack

Berlin - A British man was handed a suspended jail sentence by a German court Friday for a massive cyber attack against Deutsche Telekom last year.

Global ransomware attacks on the rise: Europol

Den Haag - Global ransomware attacks soared by over 11 percent in the 12 months to March, Europol reported Tuesday, but specialist tools developed with its partners had helped unlock some 28,000 encrypted devices.

Utilities including nuclear firms hacked: NYT

Washington - Firms operating nuclear power plants and other energy facilities in the US have been hacked in recent months, the New York Times reported.It quoted what it called an urgent report issued in late June by the Department of Homeland Security.

One of the busiest bitcoin exchanges has been hacked

One of the largest bitcoin exchanges in the world has been hacked, and 30,000 customers' data has been compromised, according to a report from Yonhap News.

'Ransomware' wave seemed aimed at old flaw and Ukraine

San Francisco - A global wave of cyberattacks exploited an already patched vulnerability in Windows software and appeared to have Ukraine as a primary target, according to computer security specialists.

Multinationals hit by vast wave of cyberattacks

Kiev - Several multinational companies said Tuesday they were targeted in a massive wave of cyberattacks which started in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe.

Several major firms say targets of international cyberattack

Paris - Several major companies said Tuesday they were targeted in an international cyberattack which started in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe.

Russian oil giant Rosneft says hit by 'powerful' cyberattack

Moscow - Russian state oil giant Rosneft said Tuesday that its servers had suffered a "powerful" cyberattack, but insisted that production had not been hit."A powerful hacking attack has been carried out against the company's servers," Rosneft said on Twitter.

CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump: report

Washington - The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the US presidential race, the Washington Post reported on Friday.

Qatar accuses 'neighbours' over hacking that led to crisis

Doha - Qatar on Tuesday accused "neighbouring countries", which have cut ties with it, of being behind the alleged cyber attack on Doha's state media which set into motion the current diplomatic crisis.

Canada: Hackers targeted country's 2015 election, may try again

Ottawa - Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency warned Friday that hackers and foreign states may try to sway its elections in 2019, after so-called hacktivists tried but failed to influence the 2015 ballot that brought Justin Trudeau's Liberals to power.

Random number generation poses hacker challenge

The best way to protect sensitive systems from hackers is to use a cryptographic key. For this lock to work it needs to use numbers chosen at random without any structure. This is difficult but a new system is at hand.

China arrests 22 over sale of Apple private data

Bejing - Chinese authorities say they have uncovered a massive underground operation involving the sale of Apple users' personal data.

Qatar says state news agency first hacked in April

Doha - Qatari investigators have said that a cyber attack which saw the publication of explosive fake news last month that helped trigger a crisis with Gulf neighbours was prepared in April.

Top secret leaks plague US spy agencies

Washington - The publication of a top secret National Security Agency report on Russian interference in the US election Monday was just the latest in a string of disruptive leaks.

Kremlin 'resolutely' denies Russia hacked US vote

Moscow - The Kremlin on Tuesday strongly denied a leaked US report that Russian military intelligence hackers tried to infiltrate into US voting systems before last year's presidential election.

Leaked intel report shows Russian hackers probed US voting systems

Washington - A top secret US report showing that hackers from Russian military intelligence tried repeatedly to break into US voting systems before last year's presidential election raised new alarms Monday about the extent of Moscow's meddling.

Russia tried to hack US voting systems for months: report

Washington - A top secret National Security Agency document shows that hackers from Russian military intelligence tried repeatedly to break into US voting systems before last year's presidential election, The Intercept reported Monday.

Czech court OKs hacker's extradition to US or Russia

Prague - A Czech court on Tuesday ruled Prague can extradite a Russian citizen sought by the US for alleged cyberattacks on social networks and also by his native Russia on fraud charges.

India's ethical hackers rewarded abroad, ignored at home

New Delhi - Kanishk Sajnani did not receive so much as a thank you from a major Indian airline when he contacted them with alarming news -- he had hacked their website and could book flights anywhere in the world for free.

North Korea-linked hackers 'highly likely' behind WannaCry: Symantec

San Francisco - The Lazarus hacking group, widely believed to be connected to North Korea, is "highly likely" responsible for the WannaCry global cyberattack that hit earlier this month, US anti-virus firm Symantec said.

Mar-a-Lago, other Trump properties easy targets to hack: report

An investigation has determined the Internet security at Mar-a-Lago and other Donald J. Trump’s properties is extremely weak. Three investigators determined the Wi-Fi systems of these properties could be hacked into in about five minutes.

England's emergency units open 'as normal' again after cyber attack

London - Accident and emergency units in England were nearly back to normal on Tuesday, the National Health Service (NHS) said, after the last restrictions put in place following the global cyber attack were lifted.

Op-Ed: Ransomware — Why so helpless? Why is security so useless?

Sydney - Ransomware is a plague. It’s everywhere, and it’s not new. Security industries have been aware of it for many years, and yet it’s still viable? Why is a well-known method of hijacking computers still possible?

Several Spanish firms targeted in cyber attacks

Madrid - Telecom giant Telefonica and several other Spanish companies were targeted in cyber attacks Friday, the government said.

US alerted France to Russia hack targeting Macron: NSA

Washington - The head of America's National Security Agency said Tuesday that Russia was behind the 11th-hour hack of French President-elect Emmanuel Macron's campaign team, and that US officials had informed France a cyber-attack was underway.
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