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Apple users face 'lost phone' ransom attack

Multiple users on Apple's online support forum and Twitter have reported an unusual smartphone and tablet hack in which cyber attackers were said to have locked Australian users' smartphones and demanded payment in return for unlocking t

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EBay hack raises many questions

EBay's description of how hackers got access to its entire database of 145 million user records leaves many questions unanswered as to how cyber criminals orchestrated what appears to be the second-biggest data breach in US history.

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Bid to hack Yahoo mail accounts

Yahoo said it had detected a "coordinated effort" to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts using malicious computer software. The company said on its official blog that it believed that the attackers were attem

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Russia 'hacked into Middle East, US firms'

Russian government spied on hundreds of manufacturing and construction firms in the Middle East, the US and Europe for alleged economic - rather than political - gains, a US cybersecurity firm said. According to the firm, CrowdStr

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FireEye buys cyber forensics firm for $1 billion

Cybersecurity company FireEye has acquired Mandiant Corp, the computer forensics specialist best known for unveiling a secretive Chinese military unit believed to be behind a series of hacking attacks on US companies. FirEye share

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Microsoft awards hacking expert $100,000

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it is paying a well-known hacking expert more than $100,000 for finding security holes in its software, one of the largest such bounties awarded to date by a high-tech company. The software maker als

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NYT, Twitter hacked by Syrian group

Media companies, including the New York Times, Twitter and the Huffington Post, lost control of some of their websites Tuesday after hackers supporting the Syrian government breached the Australian Internet company that manages many major site

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Apple fixing bug that allows iPhone hacking

Apple Inc's next software update for its iPhones and iPads will fix a security flaw that allows hackers to engage in spying and cyber crimes when the victim connects the device to a fake charging station, the company said. &nb

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$200m credit card hacking ring busted

Eleven people in the US, the UK and Vietnam have been arrested and accused of running a $200 million worldwide credit card fraud ring, US and UK law enforcement officials said.  

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Major US weapons designs 'hacked' by Chinese

Designs for more than two dozen major US weapons systems have been compromised by Chinese hackers, a US report said on Monday, as a news report in Australia said Chinese hackers had stolen the blueprints for Aust

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