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UK intelligence agency launches new mission - to train girls in cyber skills

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's national intelligence agency unveiled plans on Thursday to train about 600 teenage girls in cyber-skills this year in a bid to get more women into the male-dominated field.

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Venture capital funding of cybersecurity firms hit record high in 2018: report 17 Jan 2019

NEW YORK Venture capital investments in cybersecurity firms hit a record high last year amid a surge in cyber crime over the last few years, according to a report released on Thursday by U.S.-based Strategic Cyber Ventures.

U.S. charges hackers, traders with stealing SEC filings 15 Jan 2019

U.S. authorities on Tuesday charged a suspected Ukrainian computer hacker and several traders with scheming to trade on market-moving corporate earnings news stolen from a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission database.

German hacker spread right-wing, anti-Muslim views on Internet 11 Jan 2019

BERLIN A 20-year-old student who disclosed the private data of nearly 1,000 politicians and others in one of Germany's biggest data breaches had expressed rightwing and anti-Muslim views on the Internet, German media reported on Friday.

Massachusetts man gets 10 years in prison for hospital cyberattack 10 Jan 2019

BOSTON A Massachusetts man was sentenced on Thursday to more than 10 years in prison for carrying out a cyberattack on a hospital on behalf of the hacking activist group Anonymous to protest the treatment of a teenager in a high-profile custody dispute.

Philippine court orders jail for former bank manager over Bangladesh central bank heist 10 Jan 2019

MANILA A Philippine court on Thursday held a former bank manager guilty on eight counts of money laundering, the first conviction in one of the world's largest cyber heists, in which $81 million was stolen from Bangladesh's central bank nearly three years ago.

Germany seeks to bolster cyber defenses ahead of European Parliament election 09 Jan 2019

BERLIN German officials are racing to bolster cyber security after a far-reaching data breach by a 20-year-old student laid bare the vulnerability of Europe's largest economy ahead of a critical European Parliament election in May.

U.S. initiative warns firms of hacking by China, other countries 08 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Monday launched a drive to push U.S. firms to better protect their trade secrets from foreign hackers, following a slew of cases accusing individuals and companies of economic espionage for China.

German student admits to data hack that hit Merkel and others 08 Jan 2019

WIESBADEN, Germany A student confessed to one of Germany's biggest data breaches, police said on Tuesday, ending the mystery over who hacked Angela Merkel and other public figures but doing little to ease the embarrassment of cyber security authorities.

German detained for data breach acted alone: crime office 08 Jan 2019

BERLIN A 20-year-old German man detained for a far-reaching data breach has told investigators he acted alone, motivated by anger at statements made by the affected politicians, journalists and public figures, the BKA federal crime office said on Tuesday.

German data breach prompts calls for improved online security 07 Jan 2019

BERLIN German government officials called on Monday for a tightening of data security laws after a far-reaching breach exposed the documents of hundreds of politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel.

German police search flat of 19-year-old man after data breach: rbb 07 Jan 2019

BERLIN German federal police on Sunday searched the apartment of a 19-year-old IT worker in the Southern city of Heilbronn as part of investigations into a far-reaching data breach, broadcaster rbb said on Monday.

Merkel's coalition partner demands answers over German data breach 06 Jan 2019

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners, the Social Democrats (SPD), demanded on Sunday that her interior minister quickly find out what Germany's security agencies knew about a huge data breach and how they reacted.

German cyber defense agency defends handling of data breach 05 Jan 2019

BERLIN Germany's BSI cyber defense agency on Saturday defended its role in responding to a far-reaching data breach, saying it could not have connected individual cases it was aware of last year until the entire data release became public.

German politicians' data published online in massive breach 04 Jan 2019

BERLIN Personal data and documents from hundreds of German politicians and public figures including Chancellor Angela Merkel have been published online in what appears to be one of Germany's most far-reaching data breaches. | Video

Marriott cuts estimate on size of massive Starwood hack 04 Jan 2019

NEW YORK Marriott International Inc said on Friday that fewer than 383 million customer records were stolen in a massive cyber attack disclosed last month, down from its initial estimate that up to 500 million guests were affected. | Video

Hamburg working with Irish authorities to stop spread of German data 04 Jan 2019

BERLIN The German city-state of Hamburg on Friday said it was working with Irish data protection authorities to stop the spread of German politicians' data via the social media platform Twitter .

Merkel unaffected by publication of German politicians' data: spokeswoman 04 Jan 2019

BERLIN No sensitive information from Chancellor Angela Merkel's office was among the personal data of hundreds of German politicians published online, a government spokeswoman said on Friday.

German government network not affected by hacking incident: Bild 04 Jan 2019

BERLIN The secure internal network of Germany's government has not been affected by the hacking incident, Bild newspaper said on Friday, citing sources inside the state's security agency BSI.

Germany's Linke party affected by hacking incident: spokesman 04 Jan 2019

BERLIN Politicians from Germany's far-left Linke party have been affected by a hacking incident, a spokesman for the party's parliamentary group said on Friday.