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Hackers post 'Michelle Obama's' passport online

An image purported to be a scanned copy of US first lady Michelle Obama’s passport was leaked online on Thursday alongside personal emails said to belong to a low-level White House staffer who worked with Hillary Clinton’s presidenti

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Bitfinex customers to lose 36pc of assets

Crypto-currency exchange Bitfinex, which lost $72 million to hackers last week, told customers on Sunday they would lose just over 36 percent of the assets they had on the platform but would be compensated for these losses with tokens of credit.

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Swift to unveil new security plan after hackers' heists

The Swift secure messaging service that underpins international banking said it plans to launch a new security programme as it fights to rebuild its reputation in the wake of the Bangladesh Bank heist. The Society for Worldwide In

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Hackers probe defences of Mideast banks: FireEye

Hackers are probing the defences of banks in the Middle East, targeting employees with infected emails which gather information about the banks' network and user accounts, FireEye researchers said. FireEye, a US cybersecurity

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Ransomware: Hackers borrow customer-service tactics

When hackers set out to extort the US town of Tewksbury, Massachusetts with "ransomware," they followed up with an FAQ explaining the attack and easy instructions for online payment. After balking for several days, Tewks

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Cyber attackers now ‘bolder, smarter, more daring’

Cyber attackers are now bolder, smarter and more daring in attack vectors, cyberespionage efforts and cyber underground activity on a global basis, Trend Micro said in its annual security roundup report. “Our observations fo

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Smart cities potential target for hackers, says expert

Smart cities create a host of new opportunities for businesses and residents to improve efficiency and overall quality of life. However, the very same platform also becomes a magnet attracting relentless attacks by hackers, said an industry expe

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Smart cities potential target for hackers, says expert

Smart cities create a host of new opportunities for businesses and residents to improve efficiency and overall quality of life. However, the very same platform also becomes a magnet attracting relentless attacks by hackers, said an industry expe

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Bahrain facing cyber threats warns expert

It is just a matter of time before Bahrain is the target of a major cyber attack, a leading security expert was quoted as saying in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit

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Apple users targeted by first Mac ransomware

Apple customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious type of software known as ransomware, researchers with Palo Alto Networks Inc told Reuters on Sunday. R

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