Friday, 26 February 2021

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Twitter says hackers saw messages from 36 accounts

LONDON: Twitter said that the hackers who breached its systems last week likely read the direct messages of 36 accounts, including one belonging to an elected official in the Netherlands. In tweets from its support account and an updated blog post, Twitter said it had no indication that the private ...

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Russia trying to hack and steal virus vaccine data: NCSC

LONDON: Hackers backed by the Russian state are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said on Thursday. A co-ordinated statement from Britain, the United States and Canada attributed the attacks to group APT29, also ...

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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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