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Russian hackers 'targeted Macron campaign'

Paris - French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cybersecurity research group on Tuesday.

US takedown of Russian botnet won't end pernicious spam: experts

Washington - The US takedown of the huge Kelihos botnet and the arrest of its Russian operator shut down one of the world's top generators of spam and online extortion.

US takes down huge botnet as Spain arrests notorious Russian hacker

Washington - US authorities moved Monday to take down a global computer botnet behind the massive theft of personal data and unwanted spam emails, as Spain arrested the notorious Russian hacker who operated it.

Malware made by the NSA released by Shadow Brokers group

Malware allegedly built by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has been released online by hacking group Shadow Brokers. The tools have been confirmed to be authentic by cybersecurity experts but some of the software seems to be dated.

Hackers set off 156 tornado warning sirens in Dallas

Hackers set off all of Dallas' emergency warning sirens in a weekend cyberattack. The large sirens blared out for over an hour at midnight on Friday, continuing into early Saturday morning. Eventually, city officials took the entire network offline.

Spain detains Russian over US vote 'hacking': legal source

Madrid - Note: This story is killed because it was based on an erroneous quote. A new version of the story will follow

No evidence Czech leader's computer hacked with child porn: police

Prague - Czech police said Monday they had found no evidence that hackers had infected the computer of the Czech president with child pornography, a claim made as he prepares to run for re-election.

New cybersecurity warning about desktop scanners

You’ve installed a firewall and you’re running virus scans regularly on your computer. Safe and secure? Perhaps not. A new study calls out desktop scanners as being at risk from hackers.

Kremlin denies involvement after Yahoo cyberattack charges

Moscow - The Kremlin on Thursday denied any official Russian involvement in cybercrimes after the US indicted two FSB intelligence agents over cyberattacks on Yahoo that compromised 500 million accounts.

Russia runs up cyber score against US with Yahoo, election hacks

Washington - US charges that Russia's FSB security service was behind the hacking of Yahoo underscored a worrisome run of successes in Moscow's cyber-efforts against its longtime rival.

Top Twitter accounts hacked by Erdogan supporters

Paris - Several top Twitter accounts, including those of a German football club, a French ministry and BBC North America, were defaced Wednesday by pro-Turkish hackers with a message slamming "Nazi Germany" and "Nazi Holland"."#NaziGermany. #NaziHolland.

Fearing hackers, Russia's top diplomat leaves phone at home

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday that he did not bring his smartphone to talks on "sensitive issues" to avoid being hacked, days after WikiLeaks exposed a CIA hacking programme.

WikiLeaks exposes alleged CIA hacking program

Washington - The CIA can turn your TV into a listening device, bypass popular encryption apps, and possibly control your car, according to a trove of alleged documents from the US spy agency released Tuesday by WikiLeaks.

New software continuously scrambles code to foil cyber attacks

A new approach to foiling cyber attacks and hackers has been proposed. This takes the form of software that is continuously scrambling its core code. The program is called Shuffler and it seeks to close every window that a cyber attack could get through.

Briton arrested over Deutsche Telekom hacking

Frankfurt Am Main - A British national has been arrested at a London airport on suspicion of staging a cyber attack on Deutsche Telekom last year that knocked around a million German households offline, officials in both countries said Thursday.

France denounces cyberattacks blamed on Moscow

Paris - Suspected Russian cyberattacks on the French presidential campaign are "unacceptable", France's foreign minister said Sunday, adding it was clear that pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron was being targeted.

Serious processor flaw makes hacking devices much easier

A significant flaw in a key security feature of computer processors could allow attackers to gain control of devices far more easily than was previously possible. There's currently no cure because the problem lies in the chip's firmware.

Protecting bulk power systems from hacking

There are many areas of modern life at risk from hacking, whether mischievous or part of a terror threat. One area that has a big potential impact but which has received little attention is bulk power.

Turk gets 8 years jail in theft of $55 mn in ATM hacks

Washington - A Turkish computer hacker who helped steal $55 million from ATM machines in dozens of countries using data from credit card issuers was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday.

Hacking 'feeding frenzy' defaces 1.5 million webpages

Over 1.5 million webpages from 39,000 different websites have been defaced by hackers in the past two days. The group is exploiting a vulnerability in popular content management system WordPress, allowing pages to be modified by unauthorised users.

Russia arrests FSB cybersecurity experts in 'US-linked' treason case: lawyer

Moscow - Russia has arrested two senior FSB cybersecurity officials and a top anti-hacking expert on suspicion of committing treason linked to the United States, a lawyer involved with the case said Wednesday.

Saudi vulnerable to 'Shamoon 2' virus: telco chief

Riyadh - Saudi computer security systems are vulnerable to the "Shamoon 2" virus, a senior communications official warned Thursday, confirming reports of a fresh cyberattack on the kingdom.

One in five people snoop on others' Facebook accounts: study

While many people are concerned about strangers hacking into their phones and computers, most hacking of social media comes from people close to the user. One in five people report having surreptitiously gone into the Facebook account of a loved one.

Hackers use a clever fake email attachment to access accounts

A new email scam is circulating that aims to trick the user into giving up their email login details by sending over a (fake) link to a PDF to open.

Assange agrees to extradition if US releases whistleblower

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will agree to be extradited to the United States if President Barack Obama grants clemency to the former US soldier Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking documents, the company said on Thursday.

Russians claim to have compromising info on Trump: CNN

Washington - US spy chiefs told President-elect Donald Trump last week that Russian operatives claim to have "compromising" personal and financial information about him, CNN reported Tuesday.

London-based Italians arrested for cyber-spying on top politicians

Rome - Italian police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a London-resident nuclear engineer and his sister on suspicion of running a cyber snooping operation targeting politicians, public bodies and companies.

Assange hits back after US intelligence hack report

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange insisted Monday that the leaked Democratic Party material they published before the US presidential election did not come from the Russian government.

Russia 'tired' of 'amateurish' US hacking claims

Moscow - The Kremlin Monday branded a hacking report by US intelligence baseless and amateurish, saying Moscow is growing tired of denying claims the Russian government meddled in the US election.

Trump team doubles down on blaming Democrats for hacking

Washington - President-elect Donald Trump's transition team on Sunday doubled down on its claim that Democrats allowed their email accounts to be hacked, dismissing an intelligence report on Russian meddling in the US presidential election.
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