Saturday, 22 February 2020

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Hackers attempt to take down UK Labour Party’s web services

LONDON: Hackers attacked Britain`s opposition Labour Party, bombarding its web services with malicious traffic in an attempt to force them offline just weeks ahead of a national election, party and security officials said, “We have experienced a sophisticated and large-scale cyberattack on Labour digital platforms,” Labour said in a statement. ...

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Microsoft says Russia-linked hackers target sports organizations

WASHINGTON: Microsoft Corp said it has tracked “significant” cyberattacks coming from a group it calls “Strontium” or “Fancy Bear”, targeting anti-doping authorities and global sporting organizations. The group, also called APT28, has been linked to the Russian government, Microsoft said in a blog post. At least 16 national and international ...

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Scotland Yard Twitter and emails hacked

LONDON’s Metropolitan Police apologised Saturday after its Twitter, emails and news pages were targeted by hackers and began pumping out a series of bizarre messages. After a series of messages late Friday that read simply “test” or seemingly random letters, the police sites began using foul language with anti-police sentiment ...

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International cyber-crime gang busted

NEW YORK: An international crime gang which used malware to steal $100m (£77m) from more than 40,000 victims has been dismantled. A complex police operation conducted investigations in the US, Bulgaria, Germany, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The gang infected computers with GozNym malware, which captured online banking details to access ...

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German hacking attack didn’t compromise chancellery, Merkel’s data

BERLIN: Local media reported that hackers published data of hundreds of German politicians on Twitter, including phone numbers and addresses. The German government is taking the recent hacking attack, which resulted in a major leak of personal data of hundreds of politicians, very seriously, a deputy spokeswoman for the German ...

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Hackers threaten to leak 9/11 files

NEW YORK: The same hackers that released episodes of a yet-to-be-aired Netflix series and hacked major networks such as ABC, NBC, and HBO say that gigabytes of highly-confidential material they stole from a law firm could shed more light on the biggest terror act in American history. The Dark Overlord, ...

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Hackers Breached Virginia Bank, Stole $2.4M

VIRGINIA: Hackers used phishing emails to break into a Virginia bank in two separate cyber intrusions over an eight-month period, making off with more than $2.4 million total. Now the financial institution is suing its insurance provider for refusing to fully cover the losses. According to a lawsuit filed last ...

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Hackers Deleted Despacito Music Video From YouTube

LONDON: The Youtube video for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s Despacito was removed by hackers days after it hit 5 billion views. On Tuesday users searching for the official promo on the Vevo YouTube channel were directed to an image of a group wearing masks and pointing guns and then informed “This ...

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Hackers used Tesla’s cloud to mine cryptocurrency

LONDON: The electric car maker was hit by hackers recently, something security researchers at cloud security firm RedLock revealed. RedLock said that the unprotected Kubernetes console that Tesla owns saw hackers getting into their systems, and mining cryptocurrency. Kubernetes is something Google designed, and is used to deploy and manage ...

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Anupam Kher’s Twitter account hacked

Anupam Kher

BOLLYWOOD: Anupam Kher today said his Twitter account has been hacked. The 62-year-old actor, who is currently in Los Angeles, said he got to know about the breach from his friends in India and has alerted the microblogging site about the incident. “My Twitter account has been hacked. Just got ...

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