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Maltese military seizes tanker hijacked by migrants

Valletta - A tanker that was hijacked by migrants off Libya docked in Malta on Thursday after the Maltese armed forces took control of the vessel.

Cool under pressure: Games debutant, 79, who foiled plane hijack

Brisbane - Being the oldest Commonwealth Games competitor in history at age 79 would be life-defining for most people, but not Bob Pitcairn: as a commercial airline pilot he foiled a hijacking.

Alleged hijackers of Libyan plane appear in Malta court

Valletta - The two men accused of using fake weapons to hijack a Libyan plane earlier this week with 117 people on board before diverting it to Malta appeared in court Sunday.

Plane hijackings in past decade

Paris - Hijackings like the one on Friday of a Libyan plane have become relatively rare since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States led to increased security.

Libyan plane hijacked, lands in Malta: PM

Valletta - A man who said he was armed with a grenade Friday hijacked a Libyan plane which landed on the Mediterranean island of Malta with 118 people on board, Malta's prime minister and government sources said.

EgyptAir hijacking 'not terrorism-related': Cyprus president

Nicosia - The hijacking of an EgyptAir plane to Cyprus on Tuesday is not related to terrorism, the island's President Nicos Anastasiades said.

Hijacked EgyptAir plane 'carried 21 foreigners including 8 Americans'

Cairo - A hijacked EgyptAir plane diverted to Cyprus on Tuesday carried 21 foreigners including eight Americans, four Dutch citizens, four Britons and a French citizen, an Egyptian civil aviation ministry statement said.

Hijacked Egypt airliner lands in Cyprus, hijacker 'demands asylum'

Larnaca - A hijacker seized an Egyptian airliner on Tuesday and diverted it to Cyprus, before releasing all the passengers except four foreigners and the crew, officials and the airline said.

Samsung smart fridge exposes Gmail login details to attackers

Hackers have successfully extracted login details for Google's Gmail email service from a Samsung smart fridge. The details were unveiled at the recent DEFCON hacking conference, fuelling concerns about the privacy of Internet of Things devices.

What hackers could do to the Jeep Cherokee: Anything they want to

Two security researchers have found a way to gain total control of the Jeep Cherokee in a way that gives complete remote access to all of its systems from any location, across the Internet. That includes the throttle, brakes, engine and much more.

Washington Post mobile site hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The mobile-friendly version of the Washington Post's website was hijacked for a short time Thursday night by hackers claiming to be from the Syrian Electronic Army. Visitors found warning pop-up messages from the hackers.

New self-destructing virus kills computers when detected

A new form of self-destructing virus has been discovered with a unique agenda. The malware can work out when anti-virus programs have detected it and then renders the computer unusable so that it can keep on operating.

Huge security flaw found in Lenovo laptops and computers

Just months after Lenovo was found to be installing adware on its computers, it has now been revealed that the company has left "massive security risks" in its own software supplied with its machines leaving users vulnerable to attack and exploit.

Millions of WordPress sites are at risk of hijacking

A major vulnerability has been discovered in the WordPress content management system that makes it possible for hackers to gain complete control of the administration area and even the web server that WordPress is running on.

Google targets annoying browser toolbars with new web protection

Google has enhanced its search protection algorithms to provide more protection against websites harbouring unwanted software designed to hijack a user's computer with unwanted browser settings or intrusive adverts on webpages.

New Android malware spies on you even when phone is shut down

Security researchers have discovered a new form of malware attacking Android smartphones that allows hackers to control the device even if it appears completely shut down to the user.

Chef Jamie Oliver's website infected users with malware

A spokesman for celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has acknowledged that malicious code on his self-branded website contained malware that could have given hackers control of users' computers as they browsed for recipes.

Little boy dragged to death outside hijacked car in S.Africa

Johannesburg - A four-year-old boy trapped by his seatbelt was dragged to his death behind a hijacked car in South Africa, leaving his traumatised mother screaming at the side of the road, police and media said Monday.

WordPress SEO plugin hijacked, search ratings could be affected

A popular WordPress plugin, All in One SEO Pack, downloaded around 19 million times has received emergency patches to dangerous vulnerabilities that could have allowed hackers to inject malicious code into pages and lower the search ratings for the site.

Op-Ed: America could learn from rappers' tribute to Radio Free Europe

Truckee - Led by Peja of the Polish rap group Slums Attack, Europe's rappers recorded a multilingual tribute to political and cultural freedom message of the American-funded station Radio Free Europe.

F16s escort plane, officials say 'hijacking' a miscommunication

Amsterdam - Confusion spread across Europe today after Spanish media reported a plane traveling from Málaga to Amsterdam may have been hijacked. The plane was escorted by F16 fighter jets to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam and was surrounded by police.

Russia’s Sukhoi SuperJet-100 off radar — Crash or hijack? Updated

Jakarta - The aircraft was on a demonstration flight in Jakarta when it went off radar screens on Wednesday. Fifty people are on board including eight Russians and 36 foreigners. Rescue operations are underway.

Op-Ed: Suspect in a taxi hijack charged — Why the hurry?

Singapore - A Chinese national involved in a hit-and-run accident was in a hurry to leave Singapore, and full details of the incident remain shrouded in mystery.

Pilot's coffee spill causes hijacking alert

A hijacking alert and emergency landing resulted from a pilot spilling coffee during a United Airlines flight on Monday.

Plane hijack foiled at Moscow airport

A hijacking attempt was prevented at a Moscow airport, officials say. A passenger of the plane flying from North Caucasus to the Russian capital had reportedly tried to take control of the aircraft.

NASA's Voyager 2 spaceship 'hijacked by aliens'

Pasadena - NASA's Voyager 2, which is touring the outer reaches of our solar system, suddenly began to send back messages to Earth that scientists cannot interpret. A German researcher believes those sounds may come from aliens.

Computer hijacks on the increase

An incredible 12 million computers have been hijacked since the beginning of this year. This is according to security firm McAfee.

Op-Ed: Pirates, the Media, and the Power of Words

The rash of recent hijacking attempts by pirates has elicited a swift and justified response by the U.S. government and military. But as the media reports on these pursuits of protection and justice, we should not forget our humanity.

6 Canadian hostages released after plane hijacked in Jamaica

A gunman boarded a CanJet Airlines plane at Montego Bay demanding to be flown to Cuba.The drama started late Sunday night when what has been described as an "mentally challenged" 20-year-old Jamaican took the plane hostage.

Phishy Business on eBay, Accusations and the Hijack of a $20,000 Online Transaction

A Calgary man was scammed out of $20,000 for the purchase of a car in a transaction that he thought was eBay. CBC News reported on the story and eBay has accused them of getting their facts wrong.
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