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Bhima Koregaon hacking allegations: What Arsenal analysis of Rona Wilson's PC says
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Bhima Koregaon hacking allegations: What Arsenal analysis of Rona Wilson's PC says

Arsenal Consulting's findings will, obviously, be contested by the police’s Forensic Science Laboratory; that is the normal back-and-forth of any criminal trial.

Microsoft, Apple, Netflix, Tesla and 31 other companies' internal systems were discovered with security vulnerability
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Microsoft, Apple, Netflix, Tesla and 31 other companies' internal systems were discovered with security vulnerability

The researcher, Alex Birsan, earned over $130,000 in bug bounties for his ethical research from Microsoft, Apple, PayPal and other companies.

Hacker tries to poison Florida city by tampering with chemicals in water supply; no harm done, say officials
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Hacker tries to poison Florida city by tampering with chemicals in water supply; no harm done, say officials

A supervisor saw the chemical being tampered with — as a mouse controlled by the intruder moved across the screen changing settings — and was able to intervene and reverse it

Russian hackers who pose threat to US election have breached nuclear plants, power grid in the past
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Russian hackers who pose threat to US election have breached nuclear plants, power grid in the past

The timing of the attacks so close to the election and the potential for disruption set off concern inside private security firms, law enforcement and intelligence agencies

Cybersecurity: Loopholes that lead to hacking even when 2FA is enabled
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Cybersecurity: Loopholes that lead to hacking even when 2FA is enabled

Hackers have been known to trick mobile phone carriers into transferring a victim’s phone number to their own phone.

Hackers use Google Drive feature to plug targeted malware, phish for sensitive information
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Hackers use Google Drive feature to plug targeted malware, phish for sensitive information

Hackers can use this loop hole for spear phishing attacks, where targeted individuals or firms are sent files from trusted contacts so they reveal confidential information.

US accuses Chinese nationals of hacking spree targeting COVID data, defense secrets
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US accuses Chinese nationals of hacking spree targeting COVID data, defense secrets

US authorities said the Chinese nationalsparticipated in a multiyear cyber espionage campaign that stole weapons designs, drug information, software source code, etc.

US accuses two Chinese nationals of hacking spree targeting COVID-19 data, defense secrets
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US accuses two Chinese nationals of hacking spree targeting COVID-19 data, defense secrets

US authorities said the Chinese nationals participated in a multiyear cyber espionage campaign that stole weapons designs, drug information and software source code

Twitter says attackers 'manipulated a small number of employees', downloaded data from up to eight non-verified accounts
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Twitter says attackers 'manipulated a small number of employees', downloaded data from up to eight non-verified accounts

Hackers accessed Twitter’s internal systems to hijack some of the platform’s top voices including US presidential candidate Joe Biden, billionaire Elon Musk and former president Barack Obama

Physical stress to phishing: Real challenges of virtual gaming and how to counter them
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Physical stress to phishing: Real challenges of virtual gaming and how to counter them

The rapidly-growing Esports industry has its own issues that manifest in the form of various risks associated with online gaming. Here's a look at some with their possible remedies.

BellTroX InfoTech Services, a Delhi-based cyber firm allegedly spied on politicians, investors worldwide
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BellTroX InfoTech Services, a Delhi-based cyber firm allegedly spied on politicians, investors worldwide

BellTroX bombarded its targets with tens of thousands of malicious emails, according to the data reviewed by Reuters.

Microsoft alerts about a COVID-19 phishing attack in which malicious Excel attachments are being sent via email
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Microsoft alerts about a COVID-19 phishing attack in which malicious Excel attachments are being sent via email

Hackers send emails that pretend to be from Johns Hopkins Center that include Excel files that provide graphical representation of the coronavirus data.

In defense lies the best offence: Six tips to keep your digital world safe
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In defense lies the best offence: Six tips to keep your digital world safe

Do not ‘talk’ to strangers, which means don’t click on links, open attachments sent by addresses you don’t know.

Servers at UN’s Geneva, Vienna offices, human rights agency hacked last year as part of ‘sophisticated espionage operation’, says leaked report
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Servers at UN’s Geneva, Vienna offices, human rights agency hacked last year as part of ‘sophisticated espionage operation’, says leaked report

Sophisticated hackers infiltrated UN networks in Geneva and Vienna last year in an apparent espionage operation, the hackers' identity and the extent of the data they obtained are not known

Get your Net guard up: Tools and services that can protect your online data from hackers
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Get your Net guard up: Tools and services that can protect your online data from hackers

Tools like Google Password Checkup and HTTPS everywhere and more can help you guard your data online.

The Jeff Bezos hack is a lesson that everyone is vulnerable to a similar attack
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The Jeff Bezos hack is a lesson that everyone is vulnerable to a similar attack

Despite being end-to-end encrypted, WhatsApp, like almost any messaging service, can act as a conduit for malware.

How Jeff Bezos' iPhone X was hacked: 14 bytes of 4.4 MB video sent by Saudi crown prince likely to have been malware
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How Jeff Bezos' iPhone X was hacked: 14 bytes of 4.4 MB video sent by Saudi crown prince likely to have been malware

On the afternoon of 1 May, 2018, Jeff Bezos received a message on WhatsApp from an account belonging to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman

Juice jacking: Beware when charging your phone at public stations to avoid USB Charger scam
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Juice jacking: Beware when charging your phone at public stations to avoid USB Charger scam

“A free charge could end up draining your bank account,” Luke Sisak, a deputy district attorney, said in a video posted online this month.

Australia parliamentary IT system hacked earlier this year, data of several officials stolen
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Australia parliamentary IT system hacked earlier this year, data of several officials stolen

"Non-sensitive" data of two senators and a small number of lower house members was reportedly stolen.

Capital One hacker may have breached data of more than 30 companies: Report
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Capital One hacker may have breached data of more than 30 companies: Report

The list includes British telecom firm Vodafone, carmaker Ford, Michigan State University and the Ohio Department of Transportation.