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Nuclear industry likely target for cyberattacks

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The director of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revealed that a nuclear power station suffered a cyber attack during the last three years. He is urging the international community to take the issue of cyber attacks on nuclear-related facilities more seriously. While strikes on nuclear installations have… Read more »

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The cyber crimes that escaped the limelight

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Just as politicians like to use a big disaster story to divert attention from their smaller gaffes, so the massive Yahoo debacle has allowed a number of other security breaches to slip under the radar. As well as the previously chronicled attack on a nuclear power plant, a hacker has… Read more »

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Anonymous targets Donald Trump

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The well known Hacker group Anonymous has revealed information about the presidential candidate Donald Trump designed to highlight his purported fascist sympathies. The information was presented via a video and follows a previous supposed revelation of Trump’s social security number amongst other personal data by the infamous group. This earlier… Read more »

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Personal data leaked from Department of Homeland Security

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An unidentified individual hacker has leaked a quantity of data relating to employees of the US government all located within the Department of Homeland Security, with a stark warning that the FBI is the next target on the list. The data was first sent to Motherboard, the well known technology… Read more »

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Large-scale DDoS attacks hit Saudi government sites

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Government websites in Saudi Arabia have fallen victim to a distributed denial of service attack, responsibility for which has been claimed by the hacker group Anonymous through Twitter. Different government departments in the country have been targeted allegedly because of the recent execution of a leading Shia cleric, Sheikh al-Nimr…. Read more »

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Hacking group sets sights on PlayStation, Xbox over Christmas

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You may need to dust off Scrabble and Monopoly this holiday season after hacking group Phantom Squad has promised on Twitter that they will take down the PlayStation network and Xbox over the Christmas period. This is not an original idea; last year, another group called Lizard Squad did just… Read more »

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Anonymous launches campaign against IS

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Although hacker group Anonymous occasionally provides light relief in the world of internet security, it has recently taken up a more serious and combative tone. Following the recent terrorist atrocity in Paris, the group now has ISIS very firmly in its sights, launching a retribution campaign called Operation Paris. Anonymous… Read more »

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Anonymous publishes list of KKK supporters

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Well-known hacker collective Anonymous has released details of hundreds of alleged Ku Klux Klan supporters in an apparent bid to counter racial violence and in response to a recent threat of action by Klan members. This is the second such publication of members’ details, the first one appearing not to… Read more »

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CIA director allegedly hacked by high schooler

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The FBI is currently investigating claims that a high school student managed to hack into the private email account of the director of the CIA, John Brennan. Reputedly, the teenager was able to access sensitive documentation which Mr Brennan had forwarded to his private account, a move which in itself… Read more »

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US Census Bureau suffers attack by Anonymous

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The group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for an attack on a US government website, resulting in access to sensitive employee details. The department in question is the United States Census Bureau and the hackers have harvested personal information about employees which has been published online. Of more concern, however, is… Read more »

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