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Facebook claims that hackers did not access third-party apps with stolen logins
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Facebook claims that hackers did not access third-party apps with stolen logins

Last week, Facebook disclosed its worst-ever security breach, where login codes of 50 million users were stolen.

Russian hackers are conducting cyber attacks on German think-tanks ahead of national elections
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Russian hackers are conducting cyber attacks on German think-tanks ahead of national elections

Hacquebord and other experts said the attacks, which took place in March and April, suggest Pawn Storm is seeking to influence the national elections in the two European Union powerhouses.

FBI starts three probes in suspected Russian hacking of U.S presidential elections
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FBI starts three probes in suspected Russian hacking of U.S presidential elections

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation.

US election hacking attacks can 'destroy democracy', says Senator John McCain
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US election hacking attacks can 'destroy democracy', says Senator John McCain

Republican Senator John McCain has said Russian election-related hacks threaten to "destroy democracy" and faulted the American response as "totally paralyzed", media reports said on Monday.

US intelligence community has not embraced CIA's assessment about Russian hacking to help Trump
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US intelligence community has not embraced CIA's assessment about Russian hacking to help Trump

The overseers of the U.S. intelligence community have not embraced a CIA assessment that Russian cyber attacks were aimed at helping Republican President-elect Donald Trump win the 2016 election, three American officials said on Monday.

Legion hacker group: They've got nothing to do with Anonymous, for now
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Legion hacker group: They've got nothing to do with Anonymous, for now

Think hacker and you’ll think Anonymous. It is but natural, given the name that this hacktivist network has made for itself in the past. However, it’s important to note that not all hackers/hacktivists are associated with Anonymous.

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Spy agencies are "actively concerned" about cyber attacks from foreign govts to undermine US elections

US intelligence agencies are concerned about reports that foreign governments may be attempting to undermine the Nov. 8 U.S. elections through cyber attacks, Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, said on Tuesday.

US congressional probe finds that Office of Personnel Management hacks could have been prevented
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US congressional probe finds that Office of Personnel Management hacks could have been prevented

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) did not follow rudimentary cyber security recommendations that could have mitigated or even prevented major attacks that compromised sensitive data belonging to more than 22 million people, a congressional investigation being released on Wednesday has found.

Mystery of TeamViewer Hacks: Company introduces new security features
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Mystery of TeamViewer Hacks: Company introduces new security features

TeamViewer, the most popular remote desktop platform used to remotely use desktops, share them or have an online conference through presentation mode. The number of recent complaints by users of getting hacked is on a rise.

Nuclear facilities are weak and prone to hacks from terrorists, reveals new report
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Nuclear facilities are weak and prone to hacks from terrorists, reveals new report

Civilian nuclear sites it seems are more prone to hacks from terrorists as facilities become more and more dependent on digital systems and are taking more risks by purchasing cheap software, according to a new Chatham House report.

Anti-Mugabe hackers attack website of South Africa's ruling party
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Anti-Mugabe hackers attack website of South Africa's ruling party

Hackers opposed to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe took out the website of the African National Congress (ANC) ...

Booming "zero-day" trade has Washington cyber experts worried
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Booming "zero-day" trade has Washington cyber experts worried

The proliferation of hacking tools known as zero-day exploits is raising concerns at the highest levels in Washington, even as U.S. agencies and defense...

U.S. charges eight in $45 million cyber crime scheme
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U.S. charges eight in $45 million cyber crime scheme

The U.S. government charged eight individuals with using data obtained by hacking into two credit card processors in a worldwide scheme...

EU officials: We were hacked at Web conference
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EU officials: We were hacked at Web conference

A European official says her staff members were hacked when they joined her for a conference on Internet security in Azerbaijan. European Commission ...

Microsoft fixing security bug in Internet Explorer
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Microsoft fixing security bug in Internet Explorer

Microsoft is releasing an update to its Internet Explorer browser to fix a security problem that could expose ...

Security experts warn of bug in Microsoft's Web browser
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Security experts warn of bug in Microsoft's Web browser

Computer security experts are urging PC users to temporarily stop browsing the Web with Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer, saying a newly identified ...

Web host Go Daddy hit by technical problem, sites down
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Web host Go Daddy hit by technical problem, sites down

Go Daddy, one of the world's biggest Internet hosting firms, said that some customer web sites and email accounts went down on Monday. An anonymous ...

Cyber attacks grow increasingly "reckless,' U.S. official says
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Cyber attacks grow increasingly "reckless,' U.S. official says

Other nations are increasingly employing cyber attacks without "any sense of restraint," a top U.S. cybersecurity official said on Friday, citing "reckless" ...

Hundreds more cyber attacks linked to 2009 Google breach
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Hundreds more cyber attacks linked to 2009 Google breach

The hacker group that attacked Google Inc in 2009 has launched hundreds of other cyber assaults since then, focusing on U.S. defense companies ...

Hackers try breaking into AP government websites
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Hackers try breaking into AP government websites

The past year saw a weird trend of individuals expressing their criticism for government laws via hacking. The ...