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Obama to clarify his stance on encryption by the holidays

  • 11th December 201511/12/15
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The Obama administration plans to clarify its stance on strong encryption before Washington shuts down for the holidays. Administration officials met Thursday with the civil-society groups behind a petition urging the White House to back strong, end-to-end encryption over the objections of some law-enforcement and intelligence professionals. At that meeting, White House officials told representatives […]

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Internet company Easily has been hacked

  • 10th December 201510/12/15
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The hacks just keep on coming: Domain name company Easily has been hacked, the company announced in an email to customers on Thursday morning. It was “subjected to a targeted attack against our IT systems by an unknown third party,” it says. “A forensic investigation by independent experts has revealed that unauthorised access was gained […]

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NASA’s not so keen to talk about quantum computer security

  • 8th December 20158/12/15
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The D-Wave 2X quantum computer at NASA’s Advanced Supercomputing facility in Silicon Valley is an impressive machine. Engineers from NASA and Google are using it to research a whole new area of computing — one that’s years from commercialization but could revolutionize the way computers solve complex problems. The machine is also being used by […]

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First ever EU rules on cybersecurity

  • 8th December 20158/12/15
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Transport and energy companies will have to ensure that the digital infrastructure that they use to deliver essential services, such as traffic control or electricity grid management, is robust enough to withstand cyber-attacks, under new rules provisionally agreed by internal market MEPs and the Luxembourg Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers on Monday. “Today, […]

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After asking UAE bank for $3 million ransom, hacker dumps customers history online

  • 2nd December 20152/12/15
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Just over week after a hacker breached a United Arab Emirates Bank, demanding a ransom to stop tweeting customers’ information, he appears to have dumped tens of thousands of customer files online. As captured in archived tweets on since-deleted accounts, a user identifying himself as “Hacker Buba” tweeted information, mostly of corporate accounts, that was […]

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Irish broadband outfit Bluebox hacked for punter data

  • 30th November 201530/11/15
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A NORTHERN IRISH broadband company has reportedly confessed to a data breach that could have affected as many as 3,000 of the company’s customers. ‘Tis apparently the season for data breaches and, while the firm, called Bluebox, has not confirmed its vulnerable position to us, it has managed to issue the kind of statement that […]

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Hackers hit three Greek banks with ransom demands

  • 30th November 201530/11/15
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Hackers have staged cyber-attacks on three Greek banks and demanded a ransom in bitcoins, a virtual monetary unit, to stop their disruption, banking sources said on Monday. The sources said the hackers managed to block the Internet banking activity of three Greek lenders for a few hours last Thursday but did not penetrate the banks’ […]

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Teenage boy arrested in Northern Ireland over TalkTalk hack

  • 27th October 201527/10/15
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Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in Northern Ireland in connection with the cyberattack on UK broadband provider TalkTalk last Wednesday. TalkTalk warned its 4 million customers on Friday that it had been hit by a “significant and sustained cyberattack” that might have left their data at risk. Over the weekend the company recruited defence […]

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TalkTalk customer data at risk after cyber-attack on company website

  • 25th October 201525/10/15
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Police are investigating a “significant and sustained” cyber-attack on the website of TalkTalk which could have compromised customers’ credit card and other personal details. The telecoms provider has 4 million customers in the UK. It is the second time in the past 12 months that TalkTalk customers have been affected by data breaches. “We are […]

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In a first, Chinese hackers are arrested at the behest of the U.S. government

  • 11th October 201511/10/15
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The Chinese government has quietly arrested a handful of hackers at the urging of the U.S. government — an unprecedented step to defuse tensions with Washington at a time when the Obama administration has threatened economic sanctions. The action came a week or two before President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Washington late last month. […]

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