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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.

Ahead of French vote, 'digital hygiene' urged for parties

Paris - With France's presidential election less than four months away, political parties have been urged to practise "digital hygiene" to avoid cyberattacks, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday.

WikiLeaks's Assange: bold publisher or Russian dupe?

Washington - Accusations that Russia interfered with the US presidential election by leaking hacked documents via WikiLeaks have put a fresh spotlight on the crusading website's founder Julian Assange.

Trump says hacking had 'no effect' on his election

Washington - Donald Trump asserted that hacking did not sway the US election, after a briefing on an intelligence report that blamed Russia's Vladimir Putin for a cyber campaign to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House.

Ukraine's military denies Russian hack attack

Kiev - Ukraine's military on Friday denied reports claiming Russia may have hacked targeting software for its heavy artillery in a breach that could have helped Moscow track and destroy Kiev's big guns.

US spy chiefs confront Trump with Russia findings

Washington - US spy chiefs were set to confront an openly dismissive President-elect Donald Trump Friday with their evidence that Russia mounted an unprecedented bid to disrupt the US elections by hacking his Democratic rivals.

US spy chiefs stand firm on Russia findings

Washington - US spy chiefs insisted they have strong evidence that Russia mounted an unprecedented bid to disrupt the American election, standing firm in the face of Donald Trump's refusal to accept their conclusions.

Trump doubtful as US spy chiefs to testify on Russian hacking

Washington - Top US spy chiefs will testify in Congress Thursday on alleged Russian interference in the US election as President-elect Donald Trump continued to question intelligence that Moscow was behind the hacking of Democratic party computers.

Russian diplomats expelled from US arrive in Moscow: Russian media

Moscow - A plane carrying 35 diplomats expelled from the United States over Russia's alleged meddling in the US presidential election arrived in Moscow early Monday, Russian state television reported.

Plane with expelled diplomats leaves US: Russian media

Moscow - A plane carrying 35 Russian diplomats expelled from the United States over Moscow's alleged interference in the presidential election took off from Washington on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported.

Russian hackers penetrate Vermont utility system: report

Washington - A code connected to Russian hacking efforts has been discovered in a utility system in Vermont, The Washington Post reported.

From dead drops to hacking: Moscow spies on world stage

London - From sleeper agents in suburban America to an assassination in London and hacking of the US presidential election, the list of alleged activities by Soviet and Russian spies abroad is long.

What we know about Russia's alleged hacking of US vote

Moscow - The US and Russia have become embroiled in a Cold-War-style diplomatic spat over alleged cyberattacks Washington believes were carried out by Moscow in an attempt to skew the US election.

Putin refuses to expel US diplomats, looks to Trump

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Friday ruled out any tit-for-tat expulsion of Americans after Washington turfed out dozens of Russian diplomats over alleged interference in the US presidential election.

Russia's London embassy condemns 'lame' US over sanctions

London - Russia's embassy in London on Thursday condemned the United States as "lame", arguing Washington's decision to impose sanctions on Moscow harked back to the Cold War between the two nations.

Obama hits Russia for election meddling

Washington - President Barack Obama on Thursday unleashed a barrage of retaliatory measures against Moscow for meddling in the US election, imposing sanctions on two intelligence agencies, expelling 35 agents and shuttering two Russian compounds inside the United S...

OSCE victim of 'major' cyber attack

Vienna - The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, an international election and war monitor, said Wednesday it had become the latest global institution to suffer a "major" cyber attack.

Obama vows to send 'clear message' to Putin, warns Trump

Washington - President Barack Obama vowed to send a "clear message" to Russia for trying to sway the US election, while calling on Donald Trump and Republicans to put national security before politics.

Kremlin slams 'extremely scurrilous' US hacking accusations

Toukyo - The Kremlin on Friday slammed Washington for pointing the finger at President Vladimir Putin over cyber attacks targeting the US election, after Barack Obama pledged to retaliate against Russian hacking.

Obama vows to slap Russia over hacking, tensions on rise

Washington - President Barack Obama, who has vowed to retaliate against Moscow over its election cyber-meddling, faces the media Friday as tensions soar with Russia's Vladimir Putin, whose Syria strategy has left Washington on the back foot.

White House points finger at Putin over election hack

Washington - The White House on Thursday pointed to Russian President Vladimir Putin's direct involvement in cyber attacks designed to impact the US election, dramatically upping the stakes in a dispute between the world's leading nuclear powers.

Trump rejects Russia hacking plot as Putin direct role reported

Washington - US President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday again rejected the CIA's conclusion that Russia manipulated the US election, as the hacking scandal expanded into a hefty foreign policy challenge just five weeks before he takes office.

Yahoo: one billion user accounts were hacked in 2013

Sunnyvale - Internet giant Yahoo announced Wednesday that a 2013 hack by an unknown third party compromised the accounts of more than one billion users.
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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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Screenshot from the Mr. Robot TV show
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Members of Anonymous protest a Scientology "church"
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Screen capture of hacked website
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Screenshot from the Mr. Robot TV show
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The logo to represent the hacking community LulzSec
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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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Runa Sandvik demonstrates for Wired how a TrackingPoint rifle can be hacked
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A still from the film We Are Legion about the Anonymous hacktivists
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New Chinese operating system named NeoKylin OS, looks almost exactly like Windows XP.
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