cyber crime

UAE Minister Denies Any Hacking of Qatar

By Karin Strohecker LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates was not responsible for an alleged hack of Qatari websites which helped spark a month-long diplomatic rift with Doha, the UAE’s minister of state for foreign affairs said on Monday. Anwar Gargash denied as false a story in the Washington Post that cited

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Cyber Attack Sweeps Globe, Researchers See ‘WannaCry’ Link

MOSCOW/KIEV/WASHINGTON, June 28 – A major global cyber attack disrupted computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that infected more than 300,000 computers last month . The rapidly spreading cyber extortion campaign, which began on Tuesday, underscored growing concerns that businesses have failed to

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Newly Discovered Vulnerability Raises Fears of Another WannaCry

SINGAPORE, May 25 – A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cyber `security researchers said on Thursday. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday announced the vulnerability, which

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Amid Regional Strains, Qatar Says Hackers Post Fake Comments by Emir

CAIRO, May 24 – Qatar said on Wednesday its state news agency had been hacked, after it reported remarks purportedly by its ruler criticizing aspects of U.S. foreign policy in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia. The comments attributed to Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani continued to be carried

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Oddities in WannaCry Ransomware Puzzle Cybersecurity Researchers

By Jeremy Wagstaff SINGAPORE, May 16 – The WannaCry malware that spread to more than 100 countries in a few hours is throwing up several surprises for cybersecurity researchers, including how it gained its initial foothold, how it spread so fast and why the hackers are not making much money from it. Some researchers have

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Bangladesh Central Bank Team in Manila to Retrieve Cyber Heist Funds

Nov 8 – A Bangladesh central bank team arrived in Manila on Monday to work on moving back part of the $81 million stolen from its account in the New York Federal Reserve in February and sent to the Philippines, a Bangladeshi official said. A Philippine court in September adjudged that Bangladesh Bank was the

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UK Spy Chief Sees Growing Threat From Russian Cyber-Attacks, Espionage

LONDON, Nov 1  – Russia is pushing its foreign policy in increasingly aggressive ways including cyber-attacks and espionage, posing a growing threat to Britain and the rest of Europe, the head of Britain’s internal intelligence agency MI5 has said. As finance minister Philip Hammond unveiled the country’s new five-year cyber security strategy and hinted at

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Senators Accuse Yahoo of ‘Unacceptable’ Delay in Hack Discovery

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON, Sept 27 – Six Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday asked embattled Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer for more information about the internet company’s investigation into a hack that compromised data related to 500 million user accounts. The lawmakers said they were “disturbed” the two-year-old intrusion was only announced last week. “That means

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