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Microsoft to warn email users of hack

Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it will begin warning users of its Outlook.com email service when the company suspects that a government has been trying to hack into their accounts. Microsoft told Reuters about the plan in a stat

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Toymaker hit by largest-ever hack targeting kids

A cyber attack on digital toymaker VTech Holdings Ltd exposed the data of 6.4 million children, the company said on Tuesday, in what experts called the largest known hack targeting youngsters. The Hong Kong-based firm said the att

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IS hacks website of cultural centre in Bahrain

Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group have brought down the website of a Bahraini cultural institution. The website of the Isa Cultural Centre (www.icc.gov.bh), in Juffair, was targeted on May 18 by

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Lenovo’s software ‘made laptops vulnerable to hacking'

China-based Lenovo Group, a leading personal computer maker, had pre-installed a virus-like software on laptops that made the devices more vulnerable to hacking, according to a report. Experts said the program called ‘Superf

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Delta Air Lines says its Facebook page was hacked

Delta Air Lines said its Facebook page was hacked and posted with "objectionable and offensive content" that the company removed within an hour. None of Delta's other social media platforms was compromised, the compa

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Malaysia Airlines website hacked by ‘Cyber Caliphate’

The official website of national carrier Malaysia Airlines was hacked on Monday by a group calling itself the "Official Cyber Caliphate". The website, malaysiaairlines.com, at the time of writing, shows a photograph of a

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Hackers bring down gaming platforms in Bahrain

Gamers across Bahrain were left cursing their consoles over Christmas after a hacking group reportedly brought down Microsoft and Sony's Internet gaming platforms. Both the PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox Live were targeted

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Skype says user information safe in Syrian hack

A day after the Syrian Electronic Army said it had hacked into Skype's social media accounts, the Internet calling service acknowledged it had been hit with a "cyber attack" but said no user information was compromised.

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Adobe data breach bigger than initially disclosed

Adobe Systems said on Tuesday that the scope of a cyber-security breach disclosed nearly a month ago was far bigger than initially reported, with attackers obtaining data on more than 38 million customer accounts. The software mak

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Experts warn of shortage of US cyber pros

Leading cyber experts warned of a shortage of talented computer security experts in the United States, making it difficult to protect corporate and government networks at a time when attacks are on the rise.     

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