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Exclusive: Labour sticks to 'basic' $20 cyber defence after attacks, emails show

19 Nov 2019

LONDON Britain's opposition Labour Party was using a $20-a-month "basic security" service to protect its website when hackers attempted to force it offline last week and temporarily slowed down online campaigning, according to internal emails seen by Reuters.

Hackers hit political parties with back-to-back cyberattacks

13 Nov 2019

LONDON Hackers hit Britain's two main political parties with back-to-back cyberattacks on Tuesday, sources told Reuters, attempting to force political websites offline with a flood of malicious traffic just weeks ahead of a national election.

From cat videos to credit cards, Amazon says customers have to secure own data

05 Nov 2019

LISBON Amazon's cloud computing customers have to decide themselves how best to protect sensitive information online, a senior executive said on Tuesday, following accusations by U.S. lawmakers that the web giant has not done enough to secure data on its servers.

Facebook says it suspends accounts tied to Putin ally for meddling in Africa

30 Oct 2019

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had suspended three networks of Russian accounts that attempted to interfere in the domestic politics of eight African countries, and were tied to a Russian businessman accused of meddling in past U.S. elections.

Facebook says it suspends accounts tied to Putin ally for meddling in Africa

30 Oct 2019

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30 Facebook said on Wednesday it had suspended three networks of Russian accounts that attempted to interfere in the domestic politics of eight African countries, and were tied to a Russian businessman accused of meddling in past U.S. elections.

Russian operatives sacrifice followers to stay under cover on Facebook

24 Oct 2019

LONDON Efforts by Russian influence campaigns to stay undetected on social media ahead of next year's U.S. elections are undermining their ability to gain followers and spread divisive political messages, a senior Facebook executive told Reuters.

Facebook suspends Russian Instagram accounts targeting U.S. voters

21 Oct 2019

LONDON/WASHINGTON Facebook Inc said on Monday it has suspended a network of Instagram accounts operated from Russia that targeted Americans with divisive political messages ahead of next year's U.S. presidential election, with operators posing as people within the United States.

Hacking the hackers: Russian group hijacked Iranian spying operation, officials say

21 Oct 2019

LONDON/WASHINGTON Russian hackers piggy-backed on an Iranian cyber-espionage operation to attack government and industry organisations in dozens of countries while masquerading as attackers from the Islamic Republic, British and U.S. officials said on Monday.

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