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Assange charged in US with computer hacking conspiracy

Assange charged in US with computer hacking conspiracy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London on a US warrant charging him over his alleged role in a massive leak of military and diplomatic documents in 2010, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Australia says 'state actor' hacked parties, parliament

Australia says 'state actor' hacked parties, parliament

Australia on Monday said a ‘sophisticated state actor’ had hacked the country's main political parties and parliament, just weeks before a closely fought election.

Bangladesh to sue Philippine bank over $81m cyber heist

Bangladesh to sue Philippine bank over $81m cyber heist

Bangladesh will Wednesday file a lawsuit in New York against a Philippine bank over its involvement in one of the biggest-ever cyber heists, the country's central bank governor said.

EU leaders vow tough action on cyber attacks

EU leaders vow tough action on cyber attacks

EU leaders on Thursday condemned the attempted hack on the global chemical weapons watchdog and vowed to step up the bloc's efforts to tackle cyber attacks.

Up to 50mn Facebook accounts breached in attack

Up to 50mn Facebook accounts breached in attack

Facebook revealed on Friday that up to 50 million accounts were breached by hackers, dealing a blow to the social network's effort to convince users to trust it with their data.

$60mn in virtual currency hacked in Japan

$60mn in virtual currency hacked in Japan

Osaka-based Tech Bureau, which operates virtual currency exchange Zaif, said its server had been illegally accessed and money transfered.

Australian teenager breaches Apple's secure network

Australian teenager breaches Apple's secure network

A schoolboy who "dreamed" of working for Apple hacked the firm's computer systems, Australian media has reported, although the tech giant said no customer data was compromised.

Boy, 11, hacks into replica US vote website in minutes

Boy, 11, hacks into replica US vote website in minutes

The boy was the quickest of 35 children, aged 6 to 17, who all eventually hacked into copies of the websites of six swing states.

QNA returns to Twitter a year after hacking

QNA returns to Twitter a year after hacking

Qatar's state-run news agency was back on Twitter on Monday for the first time since its hacked website carried controversial comments attributed to His Highness the Amir.

Vigilance, awareness key to fighting cyber crime: experts

Vigilance, awareness key to fighting cyber crime: experts

The conference on combating cyber crime, organised by the Ministry of Interior, stressed the importance of spreading community awareness about such threats.

US imposes sanctions on Iranians for hacking

US imposes sanctions on Iranians for hacking

The Mabna Institute "engaged in the theft of personal identifiers and economic resources for private financial gain" and for the benefit of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the US Treasury Department said.

Qatar University denies hacking of its website

Qatar University denies hacking of its website

Qatar University has denied the information received about the hacking of its website, stressing that the infrastructure of the website protection systems is strong, consistent, and is constantly updated.