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Facebook pays $10,000 to 10-year-old hacker

Social media giant Facebook has paid a $10,000 reward to a 10-year-old Finnish boy for finding a glitch in its picture sharing app Instagram. Jani, whose last name was not released for privacy reasons, is the youngest ever recipie

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How a hacker's typo helped stop $1bn bank heist

A spelling mistake in an online bank transfer instruction helped prevent a nearly $1 billion heist last month involving the Bangladesh central bank and the New York Fed, banking officials said. Unknown hackers still managed to get

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How a hacker's typo helped stop $1bn bank heist

A spelling mistake in an online bank transfer instruction helped prevent a nearly $1 billion heist last month involving the Bangladesh central bank and the New York Fed, banking officials said. Unknown hackers still managed to get

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Malaysia arrests hacker for supplying US data to Islamic State

At the request of the US, Malaysia has arrested a man on charges of hacking personal data of more than a thousand US officials and handing it to Islamic State militants in Syria so they could target the individuals. The man, 20-ye

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Bahraini rights watchdog targeted by anti-govt hackers

A Bahraini human rights group said it had been targeted by anti-government hackers shortly before it was due to attend a major meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. The Bahrain Human Rights Watch Soci

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US govt warns on bug in Apple's iOS software

The US government warned iPhone and iPad users on to be on the alert for hackers who may exploit a vulnerability in Apple's iOS operating system that would enable them to steal sensitive data. There was the potential for hacks

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Iranian hackers use fake Facebook accounts to spy

In an unprecedented, three-year cyber espionage campaign, Iranian hackers created false social networking accounts and a fake news website to spy on military and political leaders in the United States, Israel and other countries, a cyber intel

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Bahrain plans new cybercrime law

Hackers could face up to 10 years behind bars as Bahrain plans to introduce a new cybercrime law.   The information technology bill will also carry fines of up to BD300,000 ($787,360), which has already been appr

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Bitcoin bank shut down after hacker attack

Bitcoin bank Flexcoin said on Tuesday it was closing down after it lost bitcoins worth about $600,000 to a hacker attack. Flexcoin said in a message posted on its website that all 896 bitcoins stored online were stolen on Sunday.

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Vodafone Germany hacker steals 2m customers' data

A hacker has gained access to one of Vodafone Germany's servers and has stolen the personal data of about 2 million customers, the company said on Thursday. The hacker had access to customers' names, addresses and bank acc

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