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Russia says it prevented 25 million cyber attacks, other acts during World Cup

MOSCOW Russia prevented nearly 25 million cyber attacks and other criminal acts against its information infrastructure related to the soccer World Cup, the Kremlin quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying.

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U.S. indictments show technical evidence for Russian hacking accusations 14 Jul 2018

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. indictments against a dozen Russian intelligence officers on Friday provided detailed technical evidence to back up allegations of Russian hacking and leaking of information to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Accused Silk Road administrator extradited to U.S. from Ireland 13 Jul 2018

NEW YORK Ireland extradited an Irish national on Friday to the United States to face charges that he helped run the now-defunct Silk Road, an online black market where illegal drugs and other goods were bought and sold, U.S. prosecutors announced.

U.S. intel chief warns of devastating cyber threat to U.S. infrastructure 13 Jul 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. intelligence chief warned on Friday that the threat was growing for a devastating cyber assault on critical U.S. infrastructure, saying the "warning lights are blinking red again" nearly two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

New York jury convicts two men for trading on hacked press releases 07 Jul 2018

NEW YORK A federal jury in Brooklyn, New York on Friday convicted two men for their roles in an international scheme to make millions of dollars by illegally trading on corporate press releases that were stolen by computer hackers before they became public.

Top-ranked Australian university hit by Chinese hackers: media 06 Jul 2018

SYDNEY Australia's top-ranked university on Friday said it had spent several months fighting off a threat to its computer systems, which media said had been compromised by Chinese hackers.

Israel charges former employee of NSO Group with cyber crimes 05 Jul 2018

TEL AVIV A former employee of cyber surveillance company NSO Group has been charged with stealing intellectual property and trying to sell it for $50 million over the Darknet in a manner that could harm state security, Israel's Justice Ministry said.

Israel's ThetaRay raises over $30 million for money laundering prevention 03 Jul 2018

TEL AVIV Israel's ThetaRay, which uses mathematics to provide early detection from cyber threats, has completed a fundraising round of over $30 million, bringing the total amount raised to date to more than $60 million.

Israel says Hamas tried to snare soldiers in World Cup cyber trap 03 Jul 2018

TEL AVIV Israel's military accused the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Tuesday of trying to hack the mobile phones of Israeli soldiers through a malicious World Cup score-tracking app and two bogus dating apps.

U.S. online sex trafficking law challenged in court 29 Jun 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new U.S. law designed to combat online sex trafficking could actually make sex workers more vulnerable by shutting down websites that support them, rights workers said in a legal challenge to the legislation.

U.S. charges former Equifax manager with insider trading 28 Jun 2018

A former Equifax Inc software development manager was charged on Thursday with insider trading before the credit reporting company disclosed a cyber attack that exposed the personal data of about 148 million people last year.

Ticketmaster UK says customer data may have been stolen in hack 27 Jun 2018

Ticketmaster UK said it had identified malicious software on a customer support product hosted by an external supplier, and some of its customers' personal or payment data may have been accessed by an unknown third-party.

Exclusive: Ukraine says Russian hackers preparing massive strike 27 Jun 2018

KIEV Hackers from Russia are infecting Ukrainian companies with malicious software to create "back doors" for a large, coordinated attack, Ukraine's cyber police chief told Reuters on Tuesday.

SkyHigh not the limit of McAfee's ambition, IPO an option 21 Jun 2018

TEL AVIV Cybersecurity firm McAfee is looking at further acquisitions after buying security provider SkyHigh Networks this year and has not ruled out going public again to widen its options, its chief executive said.

German intelligence sees Russia behind hack of energy firms: media report 20 Jun 2018

BERLIN Russia was probably behind a widespread cyber attack on German energy providers disclosed last week, the head of Germany's BfV domestic intelligence agency told the RND newspaper chain.

Israel's Netanyahu warns of cyber risks that can down fighter jets 20 Jun 2018

TEL AVIV Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on governments worldwide on Wednesday to join forces to defend against cyber threats that he said could even bring down military and civilian aircraft.

China-based campaign breached satellite, defense companies: Symantec 20 Jun 2018

SAN FRANCISCO A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defense contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and southeast Asia, security researchers at Symantec Corp said on Tuesday.

Cybersecurity rivals CrowdStrike, Cylance close major funding rounds 19 Jun 2018

NEW YORK CrowdStrike Inc and Cylance Inc, rival cybersecurity startups vying for a chunk of the surging security industry, both announced major rounds of funding on Tuesday.

Chinese cyber attacks on Taiwan government becoming harder to detect: source 19 Jun 2018

TAIPEI Cyber attacks from China on Taiwan's government computers are becoming more difficult to detect, a source close to government discussions said, as hackers increasingly use online platforms such as search engines to break into systems.

Maryland woman pleads guilty to using IDs from massive U.S. government hack 19 Jun 2018

WASHINGTON A Maryland woman pleaded guilty on Monday to participating in a scheme to use identification data stolen in a massive 2015 data hack of a U.S. government agency to get fraudulent personal and vehicle loans through a Virginia-based credit union, the Justice Department said.