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U.S. cracks down on Russian 'Evil Corp' hackers after $100 million spree

06 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. authorities on Thursday targeted a Russian cybercriminal group known as Evil Corp, indicting its Lamborghini-driving alleged leader and ordering asset freezes against 17 of his associates over a global, $100 million (£77.94 million) digital crime spree. | Video

Louisiana government computers knocked out after ransomware attack

18 Nov 2019

Louisiana state government computers were knocked out following a ransomware attack, the governor said on Monday, as results from the close gubernatorial election in the southern state await certification.

RPT-Hackers demand $5 million from Mexico's Pemex in cyberattack

13 Nov 2019

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON, Nov 12 Hackers demanded about $5 million in bitcoin from Mexico's Pemex, they told Reuters on Tuesday, saying the state oil firm missed a special discount by not paying immediately after a cyberattack that fouled up the company's systems.

Hackers demand $5 million from Mexico's Pemex in cyberattack

13 Nov 2019

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON Hackers demanded about $5 million in bitcoin from Mexico's Pemex, they told Reuters on Tuesday, saying the state oil firm missed a special discount by not paying immediately after a cyberattack that fouled up the company's systems.

Exclusive: Government officials around the globe targeted for hacking through WhatsApp - sources

01 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON Senior government officials in multiple U.S.-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc's WhatsApp to take over users' phones, according to people familiar with the messaging company's investigation.

Former CIA Director Brennan: Votes were swayed by Russian influence operation

31 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON Former CIA Director John Brennan said on Wednesday that at least some American voters were swayed as a result of Russia's 2016 election interference operation, a statement that went further than the official assessments of U.S. intelligence agencies and lawmakers.

WhatsApp sues Israel's NSO for allegedly helping spies hack phones around the world

30 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO WhatsApp sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group on Tuesday, accusing it of helping government spies break into the phones of roughly 1,400 users across four continents in a hacking spree whose targets included diplomats, political dissidents, journalists and senior government officials. | Video

Dark web child porn bust leads to 338 arrests worldwide

16 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they had arrested hundreds of people worldwide after knocking out a South Korea-based dark web child pornography site that sold gruesome videos for digital cash.

Spies hacked Moroccan activists amid crackdown on protests: researchers

10 Oct 2019

Moroccan human rights activists have been targeted by hackers armed with sophisticated computing spying software amid a government crackdown on protests in recent years, according to research by Amnesty International.

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