Friday, 3 December 2021

Tag Archives: hacking

Raids worldwide as police reveal vast hack of criminal encrypted phones

SYDNEY – International law enforcement agencies on Tuesday revealed a vast three-year global operation to infiltrate encrypted phones with violent criminal groups, resulting in hundreds of arrests worldwide. Unveiling the “world’s most sophisticated” sting, agencies from Australia, Europe, New Zealand and the United States said they “operated” the supposedly secure ...

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Zoom bug allowed anyone to use a company’s custom meeting URL

NEW YORK: Cybersecurity professionals are still finding some big problems with Zoom. Researchers at online security firm Check Point detailed their latest discovery: an exploit in Zoom which would have allowed any bad actor to use a company’s vanity URL for their own video meeting. Here’s what this means. Basically, companies and organizations ...

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Sweden drops Wikileaks founder rape investigation

STOCKHOLM: A Swedish prosecutor dropped an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, ending the near decade-old case that had sent the anti-secrecy campaigner into hiding in London’s Ecuadorian embassy to avoid extradition. Although the prosecutor’s decision can be appealed, it probably closes the case, which ...

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Cricket star Shane Watson’s Twitter account hacked

SYDNEY: Former Australian cricket star Shane Watson’s Twitter account was hacked on Friday. In addition to a series of objectionable tweets, the account’s profile picture and name were also changed. Watson’s account was active for nearly half-an-hour during which there were a series of tweets, which included fat-shaming statements and ...

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Snowden slams US indictment against Assange

PARIS: The fate of journalism as we know it is now at stake, after Washington indicted Julian Assange under the Espionage Act, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted in reaction to 17 new charges against the WikiLeaks founder. “The Department of Justice just declared war – not on Wikileaks, but on ...

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Twitter urges all users to change passwords after glitch

LONDON: Twitter Inc urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords on Thursday (May 3) after a glitch caused some to be stored in readable text on its internal computer system rather than disguised by a process known as “hashing”. The social network disclosed the issue in ...

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UK judges block US extradition of hacker Lauri

LONDON: British judges on Monday rejected a US request for the extradition of a man accused of hacking into thousands of US government computers in a ruling that could set a precedent for similar pending cases. Lauri Love, 33, faces charges in the United States for allegedly hacking into the ...

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Uber hacked trade secrets, bribed foreign officials, court letter says

WASHINGTON: A former Uber employee has alleged that a special division within the global ride-hailing app was responsible for acts of corporate espionage, the theft of trade secrets, the bribery of foreign officials and several means of unlawful surveillance. The allegations against Uber were part of a latter dubbed as ...

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Faryal tried to patch up with Amir, deleted her tweets

LONDON: Boxer Amir Khan’s wife Faryal Makhdoom reportedly tried to patch up with him in a late-night call for the sake of their daughter after a Twitter feud between the couple. Faryal also claimed her Twitter account had been hacked and deleted her tweets of her spat with her husband– except ...

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