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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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Anti-IS group hacks BBC site, says was only a test

A group of computer hackers that wants to target Islamic State has claimed it was behind a cyber attack on the BBC which it intended as a test of its own capabilities, according to messages sent to a reporter at the broadcaster on Saturday.

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Android exploits among top cyber threats for 2016

In the ever changing and increasingly complex landscape of cyber security, Chester Wisniewski, senior security consultant and other experts at Sophos, a global security software and hardware company, offer their top predictions for 2016.

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2,000 Vodafone UK customer accounts hacked

Vodafone UK  said on Saturday hackers had accessed the accounts of 1,827 of its customers this week, the second cyber attack on a British telecoms company this month. The attackers had potentially gained access to the victims

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2,000 Vodafone UK customer accounts hacked

Vodafone UK  said on Saturday hackers had accessed the accounts of 1,827 of its customers this week, the second cyber attack on a British telecoms company this month. The attackers had potentially gained access to the victims

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