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PC giant Asus fell Prey to elaborate 2018 attack, Kaspersky says

Kaspersky discovered the infiltration in January, which it dubbed Operation Shadowhammer.

Ex-US NSA employee sentenced to prison for exposing secrets

US officials say the Kaspersky Lab antivirus software allowed Russian intelligence agencies to pilfer sensitive secrets from the United States.

Google removes YouTube channels and web accounts tied to Iran

Alphabet Inc.’s Google concluded that the manipulation efforts began as early as January 2017.

Microsoft embraces role as anti-hacking enforcer

Microsoft Corp. staged a broad public announcement to herald its seizure of web domains that were being used to send phishing emails by hackers linked to the Russian military.

Researchers find new security flaw in Intel chips

The "Meltdown" and "Spectre" flaws roiled the Silicon Valley chip maker, prompting a series of lawsuits and a congressional inquiry about Intel's handling of the matter.

Elliott Broidy can’t sue Qatar in the US over hacking

US District Judge John Walter granted Qatar’s request to be dismissed from the lawsuit under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, which limits US court jurisdiction over foreign nations.

Iraq election commission ignored warnings over voting machines

There have been concerns that the devices could have been tampered with or hacked into to skew the result.

Hacking human trafficking: young Colombians develop apps to fight the crime

The app should help identify victims of sex trafficking, improve coordination between authorities when possible victims are spotted at airports and bus terminals, or help prevent the online distribution of child sexual abuse material.

Twitter suspends two accounts linked to 12 Russians indicted by Mueller

Social networking site Twitter Inc. suspended two accounts linked to 12 Russian spies indicted by Mueller for interfering in the 2016 US presidential election.

Woman charged in LA with hacking email of pop star Selena...

The charges include five counts of identity theft, five counts of accessing computer data to commit fraud or illegally obtain money, property or data and one count of accessing computer data without permission.

Russian spies indicted with hacking Malaysian server during Trump campaign

The 29-page indictment document showed that the same group of Russians leased servers, targeted Democratic officials to capture their online credentials and communicated with Republicans and other distributors of hacked information.

New York jury convicts two men for trading on hacked press...

Authorities said more than 150,000 press releases were stolen from Business Wire, Marketwire and PR Newswire from February 2010 to August 2015, and used to generate in excess of $100 million of illegal trading profit.

Snapchat aims to spread reach to other apps

The software kit will also allow free Snapchat features such as filters, stories or "Bitmojis" to appear in other applications, according to the California-based firm.

Exam analysis system shut down after report of security breach

Education Minister Maszlee Malik says an in-depth security analysis is being carried out, and risk management to be conducted in future.

New York launches drills to thwart election hacking

The drills are intended to prevent hacking and other cyber threats to voting systems.

Saks Fifth Avenue data breached

News reports put at five million affected credit and debit cards and says hackers had put these numbers up for sale on the "dark web," where criminals operate.

Crypto Exchange Offers a $250,000 Bounty for Hacker Tip-Offs

Binance, founded by Zhao Changpeng, is offering the equivalent of $250,000 (paid in cryptocurrency) for information that leads to the arrest of hackers who targeted the venue last week, it said in a statement on Sunday.

Trump yet to order spies to retaliate against Russia, says NSA...

But Admiral Michael Rogers says the NSA and Cyber Command can take some unspecified actions to rebuff hackers.

Hackers stole US$6 million in attack on SWIFT system, Russian central...

The disclosure is the latest in a string of attempted and successful cyber heists using fraudulent wire-transfer requests.

Kremlin ‘categorically’ denies Russia behind NotPetya cyber-attack

The Kremlin calls the allegations a continuation of a Russophobic campaign.

Japan’s crypto exchange Coincheck sued after hack

Japanese officials have suggested Coincheck lacked proper security measures, leaving itself vulnerable to theft.

Japan regulator to inspect more cryptocurrency exchanges

The Financial Services Agency (FSA) says it will investigate cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan for security gaps, following the theft of digital money worth US$530 million.

Secure computers, mobile devices now, warns expert

Following global alert on microchip flaw, local IT security expert says all commonly used PCs, mobile devices are vulnerable to being hacked.

Expert: Malaysia ill-prepared for cyber attacks

CF Fong says the authorities must take cyber security and cyber warfare seriously.