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Police, cyber firms tackle 'ransomware' hacking threat

Dutch police, Europol and a coalition of cyber security firms launched a new website Monday to fight a surge in "ransomware".

Police, cyber firms tackle 'ransomware' hacking threat
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Turkish Internet servers reeling under huge cyber attack

Turkish Internet servers are suffering a powerful cyber attack from abroad, slowing banking services and fanning fears.

Turkish Internet servers reeling under huge cyber attack
CIA chief 'outraged' by personal email hack
CIA chief 'outraged' by personal email hack

CIA chief John Brennan said he was "outraged" that hackers broke into his personal email account, and faulted the media for its coverage of the incident.

CIA chief 'outraged' by personal email hack
WikiLeaks publishes CIA chief's emails
WikiLeaks publishes CIA chief's emails

Anti-secrecy campaign group WikiLeaks published an initial tranche of documents it said were from the personal email account of CIA Director John Brennan.

WikiLeaks publishes CIA chief's emails
Ashley Madison sued over membership data leak
Ashley Madison sued over membership data leak

A Can$760 million (US$578 million) class action lawsuit has been launched against the owner of affair-seeking website Ashley Madison.

Ashley Madison sued over membership data leak
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Tengrinews experiences largest DDoS attack in Kazakhstan

Tengrinews has experienced the largest DDoS attack on a news source in Kazakhstan on March 20.

Tengrinews experiences largest DDoS attack in Kazakhstan
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Emails leaked; Kazakhstan files lawsuit to New York court

Kazakhstani authorities have filed a complaint with the Federal court of Manhattan against a group of unknown hackers.

Emails leaked; Kazakhstan files lawsuit to New York court
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US, British spies hacked mobile SIM card keys: report

US and British intelligence services can tap into mobile voice and data communications of many devices after stealing encryption keys of a major SIM card maker.

US, British spies hacked mobile SIM card keys: report
Sony Pictures boss steps down after damaging hack
Sony Pictures boss steps down after damaging hack

Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal, whose embarrassing emails were leaked in a hack attack, is stepping down.

Sony Pictures boss steps down after damaging hack
Taylor Swift shakes off hacking on social media
Taylor Swift shakes off hacking on social media

Taylor Swift scoffed at a hacker who took over her social media accounts and threatened to release nude pictures, with the pop star saying none existed.

Taylor Swift shakes off hacking on social media
Twitter hackers announce 'World War III'
Twitter hackers announce 'World War III'

Hackers took over Twitter accounts of the New York Post and United Press International, writing bogus messages.

Twitter hackers announce 'World War III'
US slaps sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack
US slaps sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack

The United States imposed new sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for a cyber attack on Hollywood studio Sony Pictures.

US slaps sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack
'The Interview' draws crowds of US free speech advocates
'The Interview' draws crowds of US free speech advocates

A fictional plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un drew throngs of moviegoers, as it became an unlikely symbol of free speech thanks to hacker threats.

'The Interview' draws crowds of US free speech advocates
PlayStation, Xbox service in US goes down on Christmas
PlayStation, Xbox service in US goes down on Christmas

Online hackers have taken credit for an online service outage of Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox game consoles.

PlayStation, Xbox service in US goes down on Christmas
Sony cancels parody film as NKorea suspected over hack
Sony cancels parody film as NKorea suspected over hack

Sony Pictures abruptly canceled the release of the comedy which has angered North Korea and triggered chilling threats from hackers.

Sony cancels parody film as NKorea suspected over hack
Threats, ethics fail to deter US media on Sony emails
Threats, ethics fail to deter US media on Sony emails

Ethical arguments and legal threats looked unlikely to deter US media from delving ever deeper into the hacked emails of Hollywood powerhouse Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Threats, ethics fail to deter US media on Sony emails
Hackers threaten Sony staff in new email
Hackers threaten Sony staff in new email

Sony Pictures staff received a threatening email Friday claiming to be from the hackers who breached the entertainment giant's computer network.

Hackers threaten Sony staff in new email
Sony Pictures network reportedly hit by hackers
Sony Pictures network reportedly hit by hackers

Sony Pictures' computer network has reportedly come under cyberattack, with hackers threatening to release key information.

Sony Pictures network reportedly hit by hackers
Hackers turning smartphones into slave armies
Hackers turning smartphones into slave armies

Mobile security firm Lookout warned that Android-powered smartphones or tablets are being targeted with malicious software.

Hackers turning smartphones into slave armies
Hackers could trick way into Apple gadgets: researcher
Hackers could trick way into Apple gadgets: researcher

Cybersecurity firm FireEye warned that hackers could trick owners of Apple gadgets into installing applications that steal information.

Hackers could trick way into Apple gadgets: researcher