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China-linked cyberattacks likely as Malaysia reviews projects: security firm


KUALA LUMPUR Chinese state-sponsored hackers may be targeting companies and state agencies in Malaysia as it looks to review several major projects linked to China's Belt and Road Initiative, cyber security firm FireEye Inc. said on Wednesday.

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Israel launches three-year program to boost cyber industry 10:26am BST

JERUSALEM The Israeli government said on Wednesday it is investing 90 million shekels ($24 million) to shore up the country's cyber security industry as a global leader.

Intel discloses three more chip flaws 14 Aug 2018

U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp on Tuesday disclosed three more possible flaws in some of its microprocessors that can be exploited to gain access to certain data from computer memory.

Boy, 11, hacks into replica U.S. vote website in minutes at convention 14 Aug 2018

An 11-year-old boy managed to hack into a replica of Florida's election results website in 10 minutes and change names and tallies during a hackers convention, organizers said, stoking concerns about security ahead of nationwide votes. | Video

U.S. House candidates vulnerable to hacks: researchers 12 Aug 2018

LAS VEGAS Three of every 10 candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives have significant security problems with their websites, according to a new study by independent researchers that underscores the threat hackers pose to the November elections. | Video

Hackers at convention test voting systems for bugs 10 Aug 2018

LAS VEGAS Def Con, one of the world's largest security conventions, served as a laboratory for breaking into voting machines on Friday, extending its efforts to identify potential security flaws in technology that may be used in the November U.S. elections.

Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones vulnerable to hacking: researchers 08 Aug 2018

LONDON Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that has put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. | Video

New genre of artificial intelligence programs take computer hacking to another level 08 Aug 2018

SAN FRANCISCO The nightmare scenario for computer security - artificial intelligence programs that can learn how to evade even the best defenses - may already have arrived.

U.S. think tank's tiny lab helps Facebook battle fake social media 07 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON A day before Facebook announced that it had discovered and disabled a propaganda campaign designed to sow dissension among U.S. voters, it exclusively shared some of the suspicious pages with an online forensics team so busy it hasn't put a nameplate on the door.

Singapore cyber attack has hallmarks of state-linked group, government says 06 Aug 2018

SINGAPORE Singapore's worst cyber attack in its history, in which personal information of about 1.5 million people including the Prime Minister was stolen, has the hallmarks of a state-linked group, the government's communications minister said on Monday.

SE Asia falls short on cybersecurity pact with Russia: Singapore 04 Aug 2018

SINGAPORE Singapore's foreign minister said on Saturday that Southeast Asian nations "didn't get down to settling" a cyber security agreement with Russia.

U.S. Congress passes bill forcing tech companies to disclose foreign software probes 02 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress is sending President Donald Trump legislation that would force technology companies to disclose if they allowed countries like China and Russia to examine the inner workings of software sold to the U.S. military.

U.S. charges three Ukrainians in payment card hacking spree 02 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON Three Ukrainians have been arrested on criminal hacking charges including stealing payment card numbers, in attacks on more than 100 U.S. companies that cost businesses tens of millions of dollars, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.

Massachusetts man convicted of cyber attack on hospital 02 Aug 2018

BOSTON A Massachusetts man was convicted on Wednesday of carrying out a cyber attack on a Boston hospital's network on behalf of the hacking activist group Anonymous in protest of its treatment of a teenager at the center of a high-profile custody dispute.

Reddit says user data between 2005 and 2007 breached 01 Aug 2018

Social media network Reddit said on Wednesday a hacker broke into a few of its systems and accessed some user data, including current email addresses and a 2007 database backup containing old encrypted passwords.

Three hackers arrested in Europe in connection with tens of millions of dollars in losses 01 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON Three people associated with the hacking group FIN7, also known as Carbanak, have been arrested in Europe and are in custody, the United States said in a court filing.

Pence vows to defend U.S. elections against foreign meddling 31 Jul 2018

NEW YORK U.S. Vice President Mike Pence vowed on Tuesday to protect domestic elections from foreign interference, hours after Facebook said it had identified a new effort to use its site to influence November’s U.S. congressional elections.

Dixons Carphone says 10 million accounts may have been hit in 2017 cyber attack 31 Jul 2018

Some 10 million Dixons Carphone records containing personal data may have been accessed in a 2017 cyber attack, the British electronics and mobile phone retailer said on Tuesday, boosting an earlier estimate of 1.2 million.

Krung Thai Bank, KBank increase protective measures after data 'hack' 31 Jul 2018

BANGKOK Thailand's Krung Thai Bank Pcl (KTB) and Kasikornbank Pcl (Kbank) said their systems were hacked, exposing client information, but reported no financial damage and pledged to tighten up cybersecurity.

Clarkson Plc says unauthorized third party got access to some computer systems 31 Jul 2018

British shipping services provider Clarkson Plc said on Monday an unauthorized third party accessed some of its computer systems in the United Kingdom last year.

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