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Adultery website Ashley Madison hacked in shutdown bid

Washington - Hackers breached the online adultery website Ashley Madison and threatened to expose data on users in an effort to shut down the service which claims millions of members worldwide.

S. Korea intelligence official dead in hacking scandal

Seoul - A South Korean intelligence official has been found dead in an apparent suicide amid a growing political scandal over a covert hacking programme used by the country's spy agency, police said Sunday.

Suspected Islamist hacker detained in Bulgaria

Sofia - A man suspected of belonging to a network of Islamist hackers responsible for attacks on more than 3,500 websites worldwide was arrested in Bulgaria, the interior ministry announced Wednesday.

Hackers ground 1,400 passengers in attack on Polish airline LOT

Varsovia - A cyber attack against Polish flagship carrier LOT grounded more than 1,400 passengers at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin Airport in what an airline spokesman described as the "first attack of its kind".

Computer in Merkel's office hit by cyber attack: report

Berlin - A computer in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's legislative office was hit by a cyber attack that targeted the country's lower house of parliament in May, the Bild newspaper reported on Sunday.

Union says hackers got sensitive data on all U.S. govt staff

Washington - Suspected Chinese hackers who infiltrated the US government's human resources records have sensitive information on all federal employees, an American union said.

Hackers may have snared details of Chinese linked to US: Report

New York - Chinese hackers accused of attacking US federal databases may have snared the names of Chinese with links to American officials, putting them in danger, The New York Times said.

France TV cyberattack probe focused on 'Russian hackers'

Paris - The investigation into the cyberattack suffered by France's TV5Monde television channel in April is now focusing on "a group of Russian hackers", a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday.

U.S. Army website hacked: Officials

Washington - The US Army's official website was hacked with messages denouncing Washington's training of rebel fighters inside Syria, but no data was stolen, officials said.

U.S. calls for cyber reform after massive hack

Washington - The White House urged Congress to come out of the "dark ages" and pass new cyber security rules, using a massive security breach to press its case for reform.

Beijing calls reports China involved in U.S. hack 'irresponsible'

Bejing - Beijing on Friday labelled as "irresponsible" reports that Chinese hackers were behind a massive cyber-attack on personal data of millions of current and former US federal employees.

US says data on four million government staff hacked

Washington - The US government admitted hackers accessed the personal data of at least four million current and former federal employees, in a vast cyber-attack suspected to have originated in China.

Millennials most vulnerable to hacking, cyberattacks, says study

While teens and young adults are usually thought to be more tech savvy then middle-aged adults, new research suggests millennials are more lackadaisical about being safe online.

This $9 computer wants to 'work, play and everything in between'

A $9 computer seeking crowd-funding right now is making waves in the technology world because of its promise of being able to do anything an ordinary computer could do, while still fitting with ease into the palm of your hand and carrying that low price.

Nazi camp website hacked with child porn on anniversary

Vienna - The website of one the Nazis' biggest former concentration camps was hacked with images of child pornography on Friday, the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, officials said.

5 ways your company website can get hacked

"I’d love for someone to hack my website!” said no one, ever. Murphy’s Law states that “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.”

Teenagers suspected of hacking Belgian and French websites

Brussels - Two teenagers are suspected of having hacked the websites of Belgian and French newspapers earlier in the week, prosecutors said Friday."The regional unit of computer crime managed ...

Hackers attack two Belgian media groups

Brussels - Hackers launched attacks Monday against the Belgian media groups Rossel and IPM, targeting the websites of newspapers in Belgium and France, officials said.

Hacked French TV station admits new 'blunder' over password

Paris - French TV5Monde television channel, which suffered a major hack by self-proclaimed Islamic State militants this week, on Friday admitted an Internet security 'blunder' Thursday during a programme discussing the cyber-attack.

Tunisian extremists hack Belgian website: Reports

Brussels - Hackers claiming to be Islamist militants from Tunisia took over a Belgian regional government website Friday to denounce US counter-terror operations, reports said.

French TV station restarts after 'unprecedented' jihadist hack

Paris - France's TV5Monde television channel resumed full operations Thursday, 18 hours after an "unprecedented" hack by self-proclaimed Islamic State militants, who shut down transmissions and hijacked its website and social networks.

French TV hack 'a step up' in cyberjihadism

Paris - The "unprecedented" cyber-attack on French television channel TV5Monde represents a major "step up" in the Internet warfare being waged by highly specialised jihadist hackers, experts said Thursday.

French TV station hit by 'unprecedented' pro-Islamic State hack

Paris - French television network TV5Monde was forced to broadcast only pre-recorded programmes Thursday after an "unprecedented" hack by self-proclaimed Islamic State militants, who also hijacked its websites and social networks.

All four major browsers fail Pwn2Own exploit competition

All four major web browsers have failed to survive exploits at the Pwn2Own hacking contest running alongside the CanSecWest 2015 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Security researchers were testing them in exchange for cash.

U.S. Marine Corps urges 'vigilance' after online Islamist threat

Washington - The U.S. Marine Corps on Sunday urged "vigilance" after a group claiming to be Islamic State hackers published what they said were the names and addresses of 100 military personnel and urged supporters to kill them.

U.S. State Department servers shut down to clean up malware

Washington D.c. - The U.S. State Department said it was briefly shutting down internet service to clean up malware that might have been inserted after a hacking attack in November.

CIA elevates hackers to a powerful new role inside the government

On Monday, March 9, 2015, the CIA's hackers have just been moved up to a new position, and one of more power. John Brennan, CIA director, called for a "massive reorganization" of the CIA hierarchy and priorities, focusing on its hackers and hacking.

Syrian group hacks French newspaper's Twitter account

Paris - A group of pro-Syrian regime hackers briefly took over the Twitter account of France's Le Monde newspaper early Wednesday, tweeting several messages including one reading "Je ne suis pas Charlie".

Pro-IS hackers take over US Centcom social media accounts

Washington - A group declaring support for Islamic State jihadists hacked US Central Command's social media accounts on Monday, forcing the military to take down the command's Twitter feed.

Sony boss claims no financial loss after hacking scandal

According to Sony Corp Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai, the cyber-attack in November has not had a significant financial impact on the studio, two weeks after it released The Interview online and in selected theaters.
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