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Contradicting Trump, US justice chief fingers Russia in hack

Washington - US Attorney General Bill Barr said Monday that Russia was behind the massive hack of US government computer systems, contradicting President Donald Trump's suggestion that China could be involved.

Trump says cyberattack 'under control,' plays down Russian role

Washington - President Donald Trump on Saturday downplayed a massive cyberattack on US government agencies, declaring it "under control" and undercutting the assessment by his own administration that Russia was to blame.

Trump says cyberattack 'under control,' plays down Russian role

Washington - President Donald Trump Saturday downplayed a massive cyberattack on US government agencies, declaring it "under control" and undercutting the assessment by his own administration that Russia was to blame.

Massive cyberattack grows beyond US, heightening fears

Washington - A devastating cyberattack on US government agencies has also hit targets worldwide, with the list of victims still growing, according to researchers, heightening fears over computer security and espionage.

US government says agencies hit by massive cyberattack

Washington - The US government issued an emergency directive to federal agencies in the wake of a major cyberattack, as multiple media outlets reported at least two departments -- including the Treasury -- had been targeted by hackers with ties to Russia.

US government confirms cyberattack

Washington - The US government confirmed Sunday that its computer networks had been hit by a cyberattack, as The Washington Post reported at least two departments had been targeted by Russian state hackers.

Get ready for 2021: Ransomware, healthcare, nation-state hacks Special

Recovered from the traumas of the biological virus restrictions of 2020? Get ready for digital codes of a malicious nature, where cybersecurity issues will increase across 2021, according to a leading expert.

Norway accuses Russian hackers of parliament attack

Oslo - Norway's domestic spy agency on Tuesday blamed a Russian hacker group linked to Moscow's military intelligence for a cyberattack on the Norwegian parliament earlier this year.

Hackers targeting Covid-19 vaccine supply chain, IBM warns

New York - With multiple vaccines close to becoming available in a world gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, manufacturers have become the target of hackers trying to steal trade secrets or disrupt supply chains.

Hackers targeting Covid-19 vaccine supply chain, IBM warns

New York - Hackers are targeting the coronavirus vaccine supply chain, IBM warned Thursday, saying it had uncovered a series of cyber attacks against companies involved in the effort to distribute doses around the world.

British MPs bombarded by with three million monthly email attacks Special

It has been revealed that UK MPs have been targeted by around 2.8 million email attacks per month so far in 2020, according to new data compiled by a government watchdog. These are mostly phishing emails.

Are firms putting too much faith in managed service providers? Special

Companies attempt to use managed service providers to help to off-set some of the risks associated with IT security. Such providers can also help with addressing post-activity risks. While this model has worked well, more needs to be done going into 2021.

Iran, Russia deny US election interference claims

Tehran - Iran and Russia on Thursday strongly denied US allegations of having taken actions to influence public opinion ahead of the November 3 US presidential election.

Stuck in your 'smart' chastity device? Use a screwdriver, manufacturer says

Fpo - The maker of a 'smart' male chastity device has recommended using a screwdriver to break them open after warnings they can be locked remotely by hackers.

Nevada school caught out in new data hack Special

A school in Nevada is the latest educational institution to be hit by a cybersecurity incident. Hackers have managed to capture some key personal data from the school systems.

APT41, the China-based hacking operation spanning the world

Bejing - A global hacking collective known as APT41 has been accused by US authorities of targeting company servers for ransom, compromising government networks and spying on Hong Kong activists.

Q&A: Years of IoT hacking, but what have we actually learned? Special

Why are IoT devices seemingly so easy to hack? There are countless examples of device manufacturers and tech companies that have fallen victim to attacks. A leading expert probes the issues and offers solutions.

Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto faces 90 charges as trial opens

Lisbon - The trial of Rui Pinto, the man behind the "Football Leaks" that exposed shady dealings by leading clubs, players and agents, begins on Friday in Lisbon, with the hacker facing 90 charges.

Hacker extracts thousands of databases from cybersecurity firm Special

A cybersecurity firm is where businesses go to protect their data, so it comes as a surprise that a hacker is claiming to have breached the backend servers belonging to DataViper. If proven, what does this mean for the sector?

Porn video interrupts US court hearing for accused Twitter hacker

Miami - A court hearing held via Zoom for a US teenager accused of masterminding a stunning hack of Twitter was interrupted Wednesday with rap music and porn, a newspaper reported.

Digital banking app Dave suffers from hacking incident Special

Hacker group ShinyHunters has claimed another victim in digital banking app Dave, this time compromising the personal information of 7.5 million users.

Is it time for passwords to become a thing of the past? Special

According to analyst Be Goodman, while passwords have been around many years, they are the ultimate lose-lose. They simultaneously provide a poor user experience and represent a tremendous security risk for all users and their employers.

Blackbaud hack results in university data being compromised Special

News has come in that Blackbaud, a cloud software provider to education and fundraising organisations, had been hacked. At least several universities and charitable organizations have been compromised.

Chinese cybercriminals targeted COVID research, hacked hundreds of companies: US

Washington - Two Chinese nationals have been indicted for seeking to steal COVID-19 vaccine research and hacking hundreds of companies in the United States and abroad, including defense contractors, the US Justice Department said Tuesday.

Twitter’s hack causes a stir in the cybersecurity community Special

The extent of the Twitter hack has caused consternation within the cybersecurity community over its extent and ease of operation. Naturally, those impacted are also feeling vulnerable. This means it is important to boost security.

UK 'confident' Moscow helped hackers target virus vaccine

London - British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday he was "absolutely confident" in allegations by the UK and its allies that Russia targeted labs conducting coronavirus research, branding the behaviour "outrageous and reprehensible".

Russian hackers target COVID-19 vaccine research Special

It has been announced by the NCSC that Russian hackers are targeting organisations trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine. This attempt at global disruption raises a number of concerns.

Twitter says hackers 'manipulated' employees to access accounts

Washington - Twitter says hackers "manipulated" some of its employees to access accounts in a high-profile attack on the social media company, including those of Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk.

Twitter hack raises security questions as US elections near

San Francisco - Twitter is probing a massive hack of high-profile users from Elon Musk to Joe Biden that has raised questions about the platform's security as it serves as a megaphone for politicians ahead of November's election.

Twitter hit by major hack targeting high-profile users

San Francisco - Twitter is investigating a massive hack in which high-profile users from Elon Musk to Joe Biden had their accounts hijacked by scammers who the social network believes targeted its employees to gain access to internal systems.
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Runa Sandvik demonstrates for Wired how a TrackingPoint rifle can be hacked
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LORAN Station Malone, Florida: View of middle section of transmitter banks.
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Screen capture of hacked website
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New Chinese operating system named NeoKylin OS, looks almost exactly like Windows XP.
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A screen shot of the Twitter account for the US Military Central Command, which was apparently hacked.
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