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Irish regulator investigates Facebook over private photo glitch

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An Irish regulator said on Friday it was investigating Facebook Inc following the company's disclosure that a bug may have exposed private photos of up to 6.8 million users, the latest in a series of Facebook privacy glitches. | Video

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EU's Juncker takes aim at Hungary's Orban over fake news 14 Dec 2018

BRUSSELS European Union leaders on Friday backed a plan to tackle fake news on the internet and the bloc's chief executive rounded on one of the EU chiefs, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, as one of the main culprits in spreading disinformation.

Facebook's lead EU regulator opens probe into data breach 14 Dec 2018

DUBLIN Facebook's lead regulator in the European Union, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), on Friday began an investigation into a number of breach notifications received from the social networking site.

Chinese hackers targeting U.S. Navy contractors with multiple breaches: WSJ 14 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON Chinese hackers have breached U.S. Navy contractors to steal a raft of information, including missile plans, through what some officials describe as some of the most debilitating cyber campaigns linked to Beijing, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Russian hackers broke into Ukrainian military IT system: security service 14 Dec 2018

KIEV Russian hackers broke into the IT systems of more than 100 military and state institutions in western Ukraine, a statement by the state security service (SBU) said on Friday.

Saipem revenues will not be impacted by cyber attack 13 Dec 2018

MILAN A cyber attack on Italian oil service contractor Saipem will have no impact on the group's revenues, a spokesman said on Thursday.

Cyber pirates hack French foreign ministry webpage 13 Dec 2018

PARIS Hackers have stolen data from a French foreign ministry website created for citizens traveling abroad, the ministry said on Thursday.

Saipem says Shamoon variant crippled hundreds of computers 13 Dec 2018

MILAN/NEW YORK A hack on Italian oil services firm Saipem that crippled more than 300 of the company's computers used a variant of the notorious Shamoon virus, Saipem said, a development that links the case to a massive attack in 2012 on Saudi Aramco.

China's hacking against U.S. on the rise: U.S. intelligence official 11 Dec 2018

NEW YORK A senior U.S. intelligence official said on Tuesday that Chinese cyber activity in the United States had risen in recent months, targeting critical infrastructure in what may be attempts to lay the groundwork for future disruptive attacks.

Saipem servers suffer cyber attack in Middle East 10 Dec 2018

MILAN Italian oil services company Saipem said it had identified a cyber attack out of India on Monday that had primarily affected its servers in the Middle East.

U.S. to reveal charges against Chinese hackers: sources 07 Dec 2018

Federal prosecutors are expected to unveil criminal charges as soon as next week against hackers linked to Chinese intelligence for allegedly stealing data from U.S. companies, according to people familiar with the matter.

Exclusive: Clues in Marriott hack implicate China - sources 06 Dec 2018

Hackers behind a massive breach at hotel group Marriott International Inc left clues suggesting they were working for a Chinese government intelligence gathering operation, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Bank of England says will delay work on cyber stress tests for banks 05 Dec 2018

LONDON - Bank of England officials have agreed to delay work on its first test of how banks respond to cyber attacks so they can focus on Brexit preparations, according to a record of meetings in late November.

Republican campaign emails hacked months before election 05 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Email accounts for a campaign group supporting Republicans candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives were hacked before this year's congressional elections, according to a person familiar with the investigation. | Video

Emails of top Republicans stolen in major 2018 hack: Politico 04 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON The House of Representatives' Republican campaign organization was the target of a major hack during the 2018 election that exposed thousands of sensitive emails, Politico reported on Tuesday.

Quora says 100 million users hit by security breach 04 Dec 2018

About 100 million users of Quora were affected by unauthorized access to one of its systems by a "malicious third party," the knowledge-sharing website said on Monday.

Marriott's Starwood hack hits up to 500 million customers 30 Nov 2018

Marriott International Inc said on Friday that hackers accessed up to 500 million customer records in its Starwood Hotels reservation system in an attack that began four years ago, exposing data including passport numbers and payment cards. | Video

Special Report: How Iran spreads disinformation around the world 30 Nov 2018

LONDON/WASHINGTON Website Nile Net Online promises Egyptians "true news" from its offices in the heart of Cairo's Tahrir Square, "to expand the scope of freedom of expression in the Arab world." | Video

Moscow's new cable car closed by cyberattack 29 Nov 2018

MOSCOW Moscow's latest tourist attraction, a cable car over the Moskva River, has been shut the day after it opened because of what the operator said was a cyberattack.

Dell.com resets all customer passwords after cyber attack: statement 28 Nov 2018

NEW YORK Dell Inc said on Wednesday that it reset passwords for all accounts on its Dell.com online electronics store on Nov. 14, five days after it discovered and stopped hackers who were attempting to steal customer data.

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