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Global police smash huge online crime network

Den Haag - In one of the biggest takedowns to date, police across the globe have smashed a massive criminal network providing online services including malware attacks that infected half a million computers worldwide, Europol said Thursday.

San Francisco transit system comes under ransomware attack

Transit riders in San Francisco this weekend got a nice surprise: all Muni Metro rides were free. Unfortunately, the reason behind the free fair wasn’t a show of good will on a stressful holiday weekend.

Charlie Miller claims thieves can hack self-driving cars remotely

During the ARM TechCon event in Santa Clara, Calif, Charlie Miller, a known security engineer at Uber, claims that next-generation thieves can steal an AI-driven driverless car remotely by hacking its software.

Yahoo reveals more details about massive hack

San Francisco - Yahoo provided more details on Wednesday about an epic hack of its services, including that the culprits may have planted software "cookies" for ongoing access to users' accounts.In revelations that could jeopardize the company's pending $4.

Merkel warns of possible Russian interference in German vote

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday said Russia could try to influence Germany's general elections next year through cyber attacks or disinformation campaigns, after Washington accused the Kremlin of similar meddling in the US vote.

Russian hackers target cash before politics

Moscow - Just as the scandal over alleged Russian hacking of the US Democratic Party erupted in June, police in Russia were rounding up a group known as Lurk.

Hackers pounce on Windows crack exposed by Google

San Francisco - Microsoft warns that a Windows vulnerability exposed by rival Google was being exploited by a hacking group suspected of cyber attacks on US political institutions.

UK in $2.3 bn plan to 'strike back' at hackers

London - Finance minister Philip Hammond on Tuesday warned Britain will "strike back" against states hacking into strategic networks in order to avoid a military showdown, as part of a new cyber-defence plan.Unveiling the £1.9 billion ($2.3 billion, 2.

Hitting back at hackers: debate swirls on how far to go

Washington - After a seemingly endless barrage of cyberattacks, debate is heating up on hitting back at hackers where it hurts.

Putin slams claims Russia meddling in US polls as 'hysteria'

Sochi - President Vladimir Putin slammed as "hysteria" Thursday claims that Russia has tried to interfere in the upcoming US presidential elections by hacking US political institutions including the Democrats behind frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Moscow confirms ministry website attack after US hacker claim

Moscow - Russia's foreign ministry on Sunday said an old version of its website had been attacked after a US hacker claimed he broke in and posted a mocking message.

Cyberattacks show new method of taking down the Internet

Cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier wrote an essay last month warning that someone was "learning to take down the Internet," and it seems especially prescient after a number of major websites were taken offline Friday amid a major cyberattack.

Assange, Ecuador's awkward guest who just won't leave

Quito - For Ecuador, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has become the worst kind of guest: he makes messes he doesn't clean up, he spills secrets, he meddles, and there's no telling when he will leave.

Czech police and FBI arrest alleged Russian hacker

Prague - Czech police said Wednesday they staged a joint operation with the FBI to arrest a Russian citizen in Prague suspected of staging cyber attacks on the United States.

Ecuador says it cut Assange internet over US election leaks

Quito - Ecuador said it had cut the internet access of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is holed up at its London embassy, due to leaks by the anti-secrecy website that could impact the US election.

Putin dismisses US hacking claims as pre-election ploy

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said US claims Russia had directed cyber attacks against Washington sought to "distract" American voters from domestic problems.

WikiLeaks releases Clinton speeches for Goldman Sachs

Washington - Three of Hillary Clinton's paid speeches to Goldman Sachs were released on Saturday by WikiLeaks, casting an awkward spotlight on the Democrat's ties to the biggest players on Wall Street in the final stretch of the White House race.

Russia slams 'unprecedented' US threats over cyber attacks

Moscow - The Kremlin on Saturday slammed Washington for its "unprecedented" threats against Moscow over an alleged series of cyber attacks and vowed to respond.

Moscow says US hacking claims 'flattering', but false

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday said that US claims Moscow is meddling in the American election process are "flattering" but baseless.

Foreign spies hacked Australian agency, report says

Sydney - Foreign spies installed malicious software on an Australian government agency's computer system, stealing an unknown number of documents, an official report revealed Wednesday, stopping short of naming the country involved.

Pippa Middleton's photographs hacked

London - The iCloud account of the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton, has apparently been hacked after photographs of her were offered to a newspaper.

Kosovo hacker linked to IS group gets 20 years in US prison

Washington - A computer hacker who helped the Islamic State group by providing stolen personal data on more than 1,000 US government and military workers was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison.

Full extent of Yahoo attack revealed

Yahoo has finally revealed the extent of a "state-sponsored" hack. Back in 2014, hackers stole data relating to 500 million. This was probably the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history.

Briton accused of US govt hack can be extradited: court

London - A British man accused of hacking into thousands of United States government computers can be extradited to the US to face trial, a court in Britain ruled Friday.

Russian convicted of hacking U.S. pizza outlets

Russian Roman Seleznev, the son of a parliamentarian, has been found guilty in the U.S. of running a hacking scheme that stole $169 million from pizza outlets.

Australia swimming website under cyber attack: reports

Sydney - Swimming Australia's website has been under siege by cyber attackers, reports said Friday, after tough talking by gold medallist Mack Horton on doping suspicions inspired anger in China.

'World's lamest ransomware' leaves unlock key 'in plain sight'

A ransomware campaign currently doing the rounds in the US has been dubbed the "world's lamest" after researchers discovered it doesn't create unique encryption keys. The single code is hidden "in plain sight," letting anyone recover their files for free.

Hackers can force your monitor to permanently display images

Security researchers have demonstrated a technique that allows hackers to manipulate the pixels of computer monitors to change the displayed image. It could allow a new breed of malware to emerge, fooling users by displaying messages that bypass their PC.

South Korea says North hacked government e-mails

Seoul - Seoul prosecutors on Monday accused North Korea of hacking into the email accounts of dozens of South Korean government officials this year, the latest in the series of suspected cyber attacks by Pyongyang.

Kremlin dismisses U.S. Democratic email hack claims as 'absurd'

Moscow - The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed allegations that Russia was behind a hack of the Democratic National Committee's emails as absurd, mocking what it called obsessive references to Russia in the US presidential campaign.
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Heather Mills, the former Mrs McCartney, testifies to the Leveson Inquiry on February 9, 2012.
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A still from the film We Are Legion about the Anonymous hacktivists
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