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US charges three more people in Silk Road website case

US authorities said Friday three more people were charged in connection with the operation of Silk Road, the online black market bazaar for drugs, hacker tools and other illicit goods.

US charges three more people in Silk Road website case
Man charged with posting 'Anonymous' symbol on Singapore website
Man charged with posting 'Anonymous' symbol on Singapore website

Singapore on Tuesday charged a local man with hacking a council website and posting a symbol associated with international hacker group Anonymous, amid concerns about new Internet laws in the city-state.

Man charged with posting 'Anonymous' symbol on Singapore website
Hackers expose Asia's weak cyber defences
Hackers expose Asia's weak cyber defences

A rash of website hackings in the Asia-Pacific has exposed weak cyber defences which must be improved to help the region deal with more sophisticated and sinister threats, particularly from criminal organisations, analysts said.

Hackers expose Asia's weak cyber defences
13 members of Anonymous indicted on US hacking charges
13 members of Anonymous indicted on US hacking charges

Thirteen alleged members of the loosely organized hacker collective known as Anonymous were indicted Thursday in connection with a series of online attacks on US companies and trade groups.

13 members of Anonymous indicted on US hacking charges
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Hackers attack exiled Tibet government website

Hackers have attacked the Tibetan government-in-exile's Chinese-language website with an unidentified virus, making the portal inaccessible.

Hackers attack exiled Tibet government website
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'Smart' homes open doors to hackers

Smart homes that let residents control alarms, locks and more over the internet are opening doors for crooks with hacker skills, according to computer security specialists.

'Smart' homes open doors to hackers
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Online sharing helps hackers sharpen 'spears'

Sharing on social media helps hackers sharpen "spear phishing" attacks they use to trick their way into computers.

Online sharing helps hackers sharpen 'spears'
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'Phishing' scams explode worldwide: researchers

Those insidious email scams known as phishing, in which a hacker uses a disguised address to get an Internet user to install malware, rose 87 percent worldwide in the past year.

'Phishing' scams explode worldwide: researchers
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Global cybercrime ring targeted by Microsoft and FBI

Microsoft on Wednesday said it teamed with the FBI to disrupt armies of hacked computers used to commit more than a half-billion dollars in financial fraud around the world.

Global cybercrime ring targeted by Microsoft and FBI
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Chinese hackers spying on US weapons programs

Chinese hackers have gained access to secret designs for a slew of sophisticated US weapons programs, officials said Tuesday, possibly jeopardizing the American military's technological edge.

Chinese hackers spying on US weapons programs
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All governments hack secret data: Huawei

Using the Internet to spy and steal sensitive data is standard practice by all countries, according to the security chief of controversial Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.

All governments hack secret data: Huawei
Twitter security in crosshairs after AP account hijack
Twitter security in crosshairs after AP account hijack

A hijacked Associated Press Twitter account that rattled markets with false word of an attack on the White House put the security of social media in the crosshairs.

Twitter security in crosshairs after AP account hijack
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China, Romania key sources of hacking: report

China and Romania were by far the largest sources of confirmed hacking attempts last year, with China's mostly from state-controlled sources aimed at data theft.

China, Romania key sources of hacking: report
Hackers cause panic with 'Obama injured' AP tweet
Hackers cause panic with 'Obama injured' AP tweet

Hackers spooked markets Tuesday after breaking into the Associated Press's Twitter account and falsely reporting President Barack Obama had been injured after two blasts at the White House.

Hackers cause panic with 'Obama injured' AP tweet
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'Bazooka' attacks slowing Internet: security experts

A "bazooka" cyber attack described as the most powerful ever seen has slowed traffic on the Internet, security experts said Wednesday, raising fresh concerns over online security.

'Bazooka' attacks slowing Internet: security experts
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Wall Street Journal says also hit by Chinese hackers

The Wall Street Journal said Thursday its computers had been hit by Chinese hackers, becoming the latest US media organization to report an effort to spy on its journalists covering China.

Wall Street Journal says also hit by Chinese hackers
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Hacker group Anonymous downs US government site

Hacker group Anonymous said it disabled the US Sentencing Commission's website Saturday in revenge for the death of Internet freedom advocate Aaron Swartz, and vowed to release government data.

Hacker group Anonymous downs US government site
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Anonymous hacked Kazakhstan Culture Ministry

Anonymous hacked the website of Kazakhstan Ministry of Culture and Information.

Anonymous hacked Kazakhstan Culture Ministry
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Wired reporter hack reveals perils of digital age

The perils of modern dependence on Internet-linked gadgets and digitally-stored memories remained a hot topic on Friday in the wake of a hack that wiped clean a Wired reporter's devices.

Wired reporter hack reveals perils of digital age
Domain stolen from Transparency Kazakhstan
Domain stolen from Transparency Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan division of Transparency International had to change its domain after its mail system was hacked.

Domain stolen from Transparency Kazakhstan