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North Korean, Russian hackers target Covid-19 researchers -Microsoft

North Korean, Russian hackers target Covid-19 researchers -Microsoft

Hackers working for the Russian and North Korean governments have targeted more than half a dozen organizations involved in Covid-19 treatment and vaccine research around the globe, Microsoft said on Friday.

Travel giant CWT pays $4.5mn ransom to cyber criminals

Travel giant CWT pays $4.5mn ransom to cyber criminals

US travel management firm CWT paid $4.5 million this week to hackers who stole reams of sensitive corporate files and said they had knocked 30,000 computers offline, according to a record of the ransom negotiations

EasyJet hit by cyber attack, hackers access 9 mn customers' details

EasyJet hit by cyber attack, hackers access 9 mn customers' details

British budget airline easyJet said on Tuesday hackers had accessed the email and travel details of around 9 million customers, and the credit card details ...

Qatar stands tall among nations; siege exposes hackers and bullies

Qatar stands tall among nations; siege exposes hackers and bullies

"A life of dignity or none at all", that was the sentiment expressed by the people of Qatar when a group of four Arab nations imposed a blockade on the tiny Gulf nation as a "punitive action" ...

Russian hackers targeted US conservative groups: Microsoft

Russian hackers targeted US conservative groups: Microsoft

Russian government hackers tried to hijack the websites of conservative US think tanks, Microsoft said on Tuesday.

Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones vulnerable to hacking –researchers

Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones vulnerable to hacking –researchers

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

Singapore cyber attack may be state-linked: minister

Singapore cyber attack may be state-linked: minister

Hackers broke into a government database and stole the health records of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Hackers steal $30mn from top Seoul bitcoin exchange

Hackers steal $30mn from top Seoul bitcoin exchange

Hyper-wired South Korea has emerged as a hotbed of trading in virtual units.

Bangladesh open to out-of-court settlement over cyber heist

Bangladesh open to out-of-court settlement over cyber heist

Hackers stole the Bangladesh Bank money held at the New York Fed in February 2016 using fraudulent orders on the SWIFT payments system and sent it to Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.

Malaysian central bank says it foiled hacking attempt

Malaysian central bank says it foiled hacking attempt

Bank Negara Malaysia said no funds were lost in the incident, which it identified on Tuesday and involved falsified wire-transfer requests over the SWIFT bank messaging network.

Hackers stole $6mn from Russian bank last year

Hackers stole $6mn from Russian bank last year

The disclosure, buried at the bottom of a central bank report on digital thefts in the Russian banking sector, is the latest in a string of attempted and successful cyber heists using fraudulent wire-transfer requests.

Thousands of websites infected by 'crypto mining' malware

Thousands of websites infected by 'crypto mining' malware

The attack is the first major incident made public in which a new breed of hackers took over a large numbers of websites to effectively create currencies like bitcoin which are generated by using computing power.