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Democrats hacked by Russian Bears

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Hundreds of files of confidential political research produced by the Democratic Party continue to be leaked after last week’s hack attack. US security firm Crowdstrike had revealed that two groups of Russian hackers were implicated in the break-in targeting the Democratic National Congress’s computer network – stealing research on Republican… Read more »

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Cyber attacks on German state

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Recent attacks on the German parliament’s computer system have been attributed to a hacking collective ostensibly working for the Russian state. Though Russia has not responded to this allegation, German authorities believe the group to be Sofacy/APT 28, a collective closely allied with the Russian state. There has been a… Read more »

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The hack attack on Ukraine’s national power grid continues

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In December, the computers at a power station in western Ukraine took on a life of their own. Operators watched in complete bemusement as cursors began to operate seemingly of their own free will and took offline a substation – meaning thousands of people were left without heat or light…. Read more »

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Talk Talk latest victim of “significant” hack attack

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Personal and banking details belonging to up to four million customers are believed to have been stolen from phone and broadband provider Talk Talk in what is being called a “significant” hack attack. Customers are being advised to change their account password as soon as the company’s website is back… Read more »

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Sophisticated hacking operation steals millions through insider trading

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US authorities have disclosed that an international hacking group has been able to obtain sensitive financial information which was then used for insider trading, netting the hackers millions of dollars in illegal profits. Nine people have already been charged in connection with the theft. The activity was not confined solely… Read more »

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Bundestag malware infection deep-rooted

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A reported malware infestation at the German national parliament, the Bundestag, is much more serious and invasive than first thought. It is suspected that the attack last month originated from Russian hackers who gained access via a sophisticated trojan; similarities between this malware and others emanating from Russia have led… Read more »

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Pentagon makes firm plans to tackle growing cyber threat

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US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has been speaking about the growing threat to state security posed by cyber attackers during a recent address at Stanford University. He cited an occasion when Russian hackers accessed an unclassified US military network, but Carter also used his address to promote a new cyber… Read more »

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President Obama’s emails read by Russian hackers

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President Obama’s emails were read by Russian hackers last year it has been revealed. When this was initially reported, the White House denied that access had been gained to sensitive data, however a recent report in the New York Times suggests that the cyberattack was much more serious. The hackers… Read more »

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Baby monitor streaming website shuts down

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A Russian-based website streaming life footage from thousands of web cams, CCTV cameras and baby monitors has shut down. The site, called Insecam, showed video feeds from across the globe whose owners had not changed the default security settings, including nearly 5,000 cameras in the US and over 500 in the… Read more »

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Russia gang hacks 1.2 billion usernames and passwords

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A Russian group has hacked 1.2 billion usernames and passwords belonging to more than 500 million email addresses, according to Hold Security – a US firm specializing in discovering breaches. Hold Security described the hack as the “largest data breach known to date”. It claimed the stolen information came from… Read more »

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