Qatar: FBI says Russian hackers ‘planted fake news story’ that led to crisis report

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Bureau experts visited Doha in May to analyse alleged cyber breach in which hackers placed story with state news agency, CNN reports US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that prompted Saudi Arabia and several allies to the US broadcaster said. Saudi Arabia then cited the false report as part of […]

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Nato stages summit to counter alleged Russian interference in elections

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Security specialists from 27 nations including Britain and the US will meet for five-day conference in Prague Security specialists from 27 countries including Britain and the US will meet in Prague in what is being billed as the most concerted attempt yet to counter alleged Kremlin destabilisation measures aimed at undermining western elections. The Czech […]

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Voting begins in final round of French presidential election

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Polling takes place against background of hacking that is clearly an attempt at democratic destabilisation Voting is underway in the final round of Frances presidential race after a warned that it could be a criminal offence to publish the tens of thousands of hacked emails and other documents some reportedly fake amid an electioneering blackout […]

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Russia’s London embassy: UK preparing anti-Moscow witch-hunt

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Foreign secretary tells incoming US administration that Russia and Putin have been up to all sorts of very dirty tricks The Russian embassy in London has accused the Foreign Office of preparing to mount a witch-hunt against Moscow in the wake of allegations by the UK foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, that Russia has been up […]

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FBI and Homeland Security detail Russian hacking campaign in new report

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Experts say report is too little too late and comes after several others from private sector detailing alleged exploits of groups Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI have released an analysis of the allegedly Russian government-sponsored hacking groups blamed for breaching several different parts of the Democratic […]

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Nigerian man charged in hacking of Los Angeles county emails

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Kelvin Onaghinor faces nine counts, including identity theft, in case that might have exposed personal data of more than 750,000 people A Nigerian national has been charged in connection with a hack of Los Angeles County emails that might have exposed personal data from more than 750,000 people who had business with county departments, officials […]

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Canada military recruitment website suffers hack

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Users redirected to Chinese governments main page; defence ministry investigating but identity of hackers is unknown The Canadian armed forces recruitment website was hacked on Thursday, redirecting would-be recruits to the Chinese governments main page instead, a military spokeswoman said. Visitors to the Canadas then Conservative government took the unusual step of singling out Chinese-based […]

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A new era: our elections now will be decided by hackers and leaked data

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WikiLeaks and a network of anonymous hackers have become a major influence but are they enhancing our democracy or undermining it? A new and disturbing factor emerged during this presidential election, and one that may change elections forever: democracies are now at the mercy of hacking and surveillance technology and those who control it. blamed […]

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Facebook profile glitch ‘kills’ millions. Even Mark Zuckerberg

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A glitch on the social media site found people logging in to their accounts on Friday, only to find they had been prematurely memorialized Rumors of Mark Zuckerbergs death may have been greatly exaggerated but by his own billion-plus user website, as a glitch on Friday afternoon led Facebook to declare two million users, including […]

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