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Exclusive: Iran-linked hackers pose as journalists in email scam

05 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON When Iranian-born German academic Erfan Kasraie received an email from The Wall Street Journal requesting an interview, he sensed something was amiss.

Explainer: Bezos allegations put phone hacking technology in the spotlight

25 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Allegations that Amazon.com boss and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos had his phone hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have put a spotlight on the security of smartphones and the secretive tools used to hack them. | Video

U.S. senator presses for declassified report on Jamal Khashoggi's slaying

24 Jan 2020

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden said on Friday he will move to compel America's intelligence chief to release information about the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi if the administration does not produce a report on the killing before the end of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Russian hackers targeted Ukrainian company at centre of impeachment storm: cybersecurity firm

23 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Russian military hackers tried to steal emails from the Ukrainian energy firm where Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden, had a seat on the board, an American cybersecurity firm said on Monday. | Video

U.N. experts demand probe into alleged Saudi hack of Amazon boss Bezos

23 Jan 2020

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON U.N. experts have demanded an immediate investigation by U.S. and other authorities into allegations that Saudi Arabia's crown prince was involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon boss and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. | Video

Microsoft issues critical Windows security fix after tipoff from U.S. NSA

15 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Microsoft Corp on Tuesday rolled out an important security fix after the U.S. National Security Agency tipped off the company to a serious flaw in its widely used Windows operating system, officials said.

Microsoft says it will fix flaw said to affect critical Windows component

14 Jan 2020

Jan 14 Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it will roll out a security fix that cybersecurity experts expect will correct a highly dangerous weakness in its popular Windows operating system.

CIA devised way to restrict missiles given to allies, researcher says

30 Dec 2019

LEIPZIG, Germany The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has devised technology to restrict the use of anti-aircraft missiles after they leave American hands, a researcher said, a move that experts say could persuade the United States that it would be safe to disseminate powerful weapons more frequently.

Facebook says group used computer-generated faces to push pro-Trump message

20 Dec 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc has taken down a well-financed campaign that used dozens of artificially generated faces to spread pro-Trump and anti-Chinese government messages, the company and outside researchers said on Friday.

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