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Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers
World

Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As a member of the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Angus King has reason to worry…
US says Iranian hackers behind threatening emails accessed voter data
Middle East

US says Iranian hackers behind threatening emails accessed voter data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US officials said late Friday that the Iranian hackers behind a wave of threatening emails sent to…
‘Mercenary’ hacker group runs rampant in Middle East, cybersecurity research shows
Middle East

‘Mercenary’ hacker group runs rampant in Middle East, cybersecurity research shows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saudi diplomats, Sikh separatists and Indian business executives have been among those targeted by a group of…
Government officials around the globe targeted for hacking through WhatsApp: sources
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Government officials around the globe targeted for hacking through WhatsApp: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior government officials in multiple U.S.-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used…
Breakup isn’t the answer, Facebook’s Zuckerberg says
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Breakup isn’t the answer, Facebook’s Zuckerberg says

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday rejected the idea of breaking up the social media giant as off-target, saying it…
WhatsApp urges update after ‘serious’ security breach
Technology

WhatsApp urges update after ‘serious’ security breach

WhatsApp on Tuesday encouraged its users to upgrade the app to plug a security breach that allowed sophisticated attackers to…
Iranian hackers caused losses in hundreds of millions: report
Middle East

Iranian hackers caused losses in hundreds of millions: report

Iranian hackers working to penetrate systems, businesses and governments around the world have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in…
US says ex-intel official defected to Iran, revealed secrets
Middle East

US says ex-intel official defected to Iran, revealed secrets

A former US Air Force counterintelligence specialist who defected to Iran despite warnings from the FBI has been charged with…
German, 20, confesses to massive data hack spurred by ‘annoyance’
Technology

German, 20, confesses to massive data hack spurred by ‘annoyance’

  German authorities on Tuesday said a 20-year-old hacker had confessed to stealing and leaking private data from hundreds of…
Hackers post German politicians’ personal data
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Hackers post German politicians’ personal data

BERLIN (Reuters) – Hackers have posted personal data from hundreds of German politicians from major parties including credit card details…
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