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June 16, 2016
Russian hackers breach US Democratic committee database: report
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2016
Hackers aligned with Russia's government breached US Democratic National Committee computers and stole data including a trove of opposition research on Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The cyber-attack was so comprehensive, including one access to the DNC network that lasted the course of an entire year, that the intruders were able to read all email and chat traffic on the committee's system, DNC officials and security experts said, according to th ... read more

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Chinese cyber spies hack Taiwan ruling party: security firm
Mainland hackers were likely to be behind an attack on the website of Taiwan's ruling party, a US-based security firm said Thursday, as the island warns of growing cyber threats. ... more
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No warrant needed to get cell phone location: US court
Police don't need a warrant to obtain mobile phone location data for a criminal investigation, a US appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case closely watched for digital-era privacy implications. ... more
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China mulls new ways to control video websites
Chinese authorities are exploring new ways of imposing controls on the Internet, state-run media cited experts as saying Monday, after reports said state-owned enterprises may be encouraged to take stakes in video streaming websites. ... more
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Computing a secret, unbreakable key
What once took months by some of the world's leading scientists can now be done in seconds by undergraduate students thanks to software developed at the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantu ... more
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Microsoft tells UN more can be done to combat digital terror
Microsoft told the United Nations on Wednesday that technology companies can do more to combat digital terror, but warned there was no single solution to prevent terrorists from using the web. ... more
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Altamira Technologies acquires Prime Solutions
Altamira Technologies Corporation has acquired Prime Solutions LLC, a cyber operations company supporting the U.S. intelligence community. ... more
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Microsoft to address UN on 'digital terror'
Microsoft has accepted an invitation from the UN Security Council to address a special debate next week on counter-terrorism and confronting "digital terror", UN diplomats said. ... more
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Facebook says government data queries up 13 percent
Facebook said Thursday it had received 13 percent more government requests for user data in the second half of 2015, with more than 46,000 requests worldwide. ... more
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Chinese officials under investigation for selling data: govt
Hundreds of employees at China's top statistics bureau are being investigated after selling data, the government said Wednesday, despite longstanding doubts over the reliability of official figures. ... more
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FBI won't disclose iPhone hack details to Apple
The FBI said Wednesday it would not disclose details of its hack of an iPhone used by one of the shooters in last year's San Bernardino killing spree. ... more
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US military conducts cyber attacks on IS
The US military is now conducting cyber attacks on the Islamic State group, a general said Tuesday as the Pentagon looks to accelerate the fight against the jihadists. ... more
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Encryption row spotlights fears on security, privacy
Has encryption technology given the bad guys a way to operate in the dark? Or has the new tech age gifted law enforcement with unprecedented surveillance powers? ... more
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FBI chief sees better cyber cooperation from China
FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday he has seen some improvement in cooperation from China in fighting cybercrime following last year's bilateral agreement on the issue. ... more
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Two Apple services blocked in China
Apple confirmed Friday its iTunes Movies and iBooks service have become unavailable in China, after reports authorities ordered them to be taken offline. ... more
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FBI paid over $1 mn for iPhone hack
The Federal Bureau of Investigation paid hackers more than $1 million to break into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, director James Comey said Thursday. ... more
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Apple denies handing source code over to China
Apple on Tuesday denied providing Chinese authorities with special access to its devices, as the iPhone maker defended its position on encryption and cooperation with US law enforcement. ... more
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Apple defends stand in Brooklyn case on iPhone access
Apple urged a federal court Friday to reject efforts to force the company to help break into an iPhone as part of a New York drug investigation. ... more
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Microsoft sues US over secret warrants to search email
Microsoft on Thursday sued the US government, arguing that secret warrants to search people's email violate constitutional rights of Americans. ... more
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US could force firms to help break encryption, under new bill
Two key US lawmakers Wednesday unveiled legislation to require technology firms to help law enforcement unlock encrypted devices - prompting a fierce outcry from the industry and privacy activists. ... more
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Hackers helped FBI crack San Bernardino iPhone: report
Professional hackers discovered at least one software flaw that helped the FBI break into an iPhone used by a San Bernardino attacker, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. ... more
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Updated Qbot virus attacks public sector organizations
A new strain of Qbot malicious software that self-updates is being used to attack public sector organizations around the world, BAE Systems reports. ... more
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Sweden military servers hacked, used in 2013 attack on US banks
Swedish military computers were hacked and used in an attack targeting major US banks in 2013, the armed forces said on Monday. ... more
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US fight goes on with Apple over iPhone access
The US government is keeping its encryption battle with Apple alive, pressing the high-tech giant to help crack an iPhone in a drug case in New York. ... more
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China's ZTE executives to step down amid US sanctions row
Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE will replace three top executives, the WSJ reported, in an apparent bid to see US restrictions on its business lifted after it was accused of violating sanctions against Iran. ... more
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