cyber crime

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    Syrian hackers hit Twitter, NY Times, and Huffington Post

    Syrian hackers attack Twitter, NY Times, Huffington Post Media companies lost control of their websites after an attack by hackers supporting the Syrian government
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    US warns of “major cyber event”

    US warns of “major cyber event” Outgoing US Homeland Security Secretary warns of a “major cyber event” that would have a “serious” impact on American society.
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    New York Times website brought down by cyber-attack

    New York Times website brought down by cyber-attack The New York Times said its website went down after what appeared to be a “malicious external attack.”
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    Virus generates fake social network activity in new fraud twist

    Virus generates fake social network activity in new fraud twist In the world of cyber fraud, a fake fan on Instagram can be worth five times more than a stolen credit card number.
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    Dalai Lama's Chinese website infecting visitors, expert warns

    Dalai Lama’s website infected with malware The Dalai Lama’s Chinese-language website has been compromised with malicious software
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    Mobile operators moved fast to fix SIM card bug

    Mobile operators moved fast to fix SIM card bug A well-known security expert said mobile carriers have quickly protected customers from a security bug that he revealed 10 days ago
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    US "got lucky" catching Russian master hackers

    US "got lucky" catching Russian master hackers Two Russians arrested for online fraud were caught through a combination of high-tech tools, dogged detective work and sheer luck.
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    Hackers charged for 160-million stolen bank card numbers

    Hackers charged for 160-million stolen bank card numbers US authorities indicted five men on charges of running a global hacking operation that saw 160 million bank card numbers stolen
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    US rejects legislative bid to curb NSA data-gathering program

    US rejects bid to curb NSA data-gathering program A US spy program that sweeps up vast amounts of electronic communications survived a legislative challenge
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    Cyber-crime costs world up to USD500-billion: study

    Cyber-crime costs world up to USD500-billion: study Cybercrime costs the global economy up to $500 billion annually, according to a study
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    Half a billion mobiles phones vulnerable to hackers warns UN watchdog

    Half a billion mobiles phones vulnerable to hackers warns UN watchdog A UN that advises nations on cybersecurity plans to send out an alert about significant vulnerabilities in mobile phone technology
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    Nasdaq website hacked, user data stolen

    Nasdaq website hacked, user data stolen Cyber-criminals targeted Nasdaq’s community forum and gained access to the e-mail usernames and passwords of the members
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    EU chief calls for answers on US spying

    EU chief calls for answers on US spying The EU says it is waiting for US government answers about its spying on allies
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    South Korea vs North Korea cyber-battle heats up

    South Korea vs North Korea cyber-battle heats up North Korea is to blame for last month’s cyberattacks on the websites of South Korean media companies and the president and prime minister’s offices
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    Snowden to decide on Russian asylum

    Snowden to decide on Russian asylum US leaker Edward Snowden, who has said he wants to apply for asylum in Russia, is studying his options
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    Germany urges strict EU data protection rules

    Germany urges strict EU data protection rules Angela Merkel called for EU-wide data protection rules and transparency from Internet giants
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    Microsoft assisted NSA, FBI access private info: Guardian report

    Microsoft actively helped NSA, FBI access private info: report Microsoft worked closely with US intelligence services to help them intercept users’ communications
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    Tired of helping the CIA? Quit Facebook: minister

    Tired of helping the CIA? Quit Facebook: minister A Venezuelan government minister urged citizens to shut Facebook accounts to avoid being unwitting informants for the CIA
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    Russian spies protect info with old-school tech

    Russian spies protect info with old-school tech Russian security services prefer old-fashioned technology over computers when dealing with sensitive information
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    Nations hiring cyber-mercenaries: UK intelligence

    Nations hiring cyber-mercenaries: UK intelligence A British intelligence report says that other nations are hiring hackers to launch attacks against their enemies
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