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Hackers Target Presidential Campaigns: U.S. Spy Chief

By Dustin Volz and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, May 18 – U.S. presidential campaigns face threats from hackers bent on espionage and other activity more nefarious than mere political mischief, the office of U.S. National Intelligence Director James Clapper said on Wednesday, but did not provide details on specific intrusions. “We’re aware that campaigns and related

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Software Security Suffers as Upstarts Lose Access to Virus Data

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO, May 8- A number of young technology security companies are losing access to the largest collection of industry analysis of computer viruses, a setback industry experts say will increase exposure to hackers. The policy change at the information-sharing pioneer VirusTotal takes aim mainly at a new generation of security companies,

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Panama Papers Source Breaks Silence, Denies Being a Spy: German Newspaper

BERLIN, May 6 – Sueddeutsche Zeitung said on Friday that the source of millions of documents leaked to the German newspaper from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca had sent them a manifesto, saying his motivation was the “scale of injustices” the papers revealed. The source had never before publicly stated why he leaked the documents,

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When Mobsters Meet Hackers – the New, Improved Bank Heist

By Jeremy Wagstaff and Jim Finkle March 31 – No need for stocking masks and sawn-off shotguns. The unprecedented heist of $81 million from the U.S. account of Bangladesh’s central bank is the latest among increasingly large thefts by criminals who have leveraged the speed and anonymity of hacking to revolutionise burgling banks. Hundreds of

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Apple Users Targeted in First Known Mac Ransomware Campaign

By Jim Finkle BOSTON, March 7 – Apple Inc customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious type of software known as ransomware, researchers with Palo Alto Networks Inc told Reuters on Sunday. Ransomware, one of the fastest-growing types of cyber threats, encrypts data on

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U.S. Military Invites Pre-Approved Experts to ‘Hack the Pentagon’

By Andrea Shalal SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 – The Pentagon on Wednesday invited outside hackers who have been vetted to test the cyber security of some public U.S. Defense Department websites as part of a pilot project next month, the first such program ever by the federal government. “Hack the Pentagon” is modeled after similar

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Hackers Bring Down Thai Websites Over British Murders Verdict

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK, Jan 13 – International hacking movement Anonymous said it attacked hundreds of Thai government websites on Wednesday over death sentences handed down to two migrant workers for the murder of two British tourists. A court sentenced Myanmar migrant workers Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, both 22, to death on

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China Calls for Internet Front to Fight Hacking, Cyber “Arms Race”

By Paul Carsten WUZHEN, China, Dec 16 (Reuters) – China’s President Xi Jinping laid out his vision for the Internet on Wednesday, calling for a new status quo where Internet sovereignty rests in the hands of nations controlling the flow of information. “Each country should join hands and together curb the abuse of information technology,

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