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Chinese government hackers suspected of moonlighting for profit

Aug 07 2019

LAS VEGAS One of the most effective teams of Chinese government-backed hackers is also conducting financially-motivated side operations, cybersecurity researchers said on Wednesday.

Google blocks websites certified by DarkMatter, after Reuters reports

Aug 01 2019

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 Alphabet's Google has blacklisted websites approved by a United Arab Emirates-based security company after Reuters reports tied the firm to a state hacking operation.

Mozilla blocks UAE bid to become an internet security guardian after hacking reports

Jul 09 2019

WASHINGTON Firefox browser maker Mozilla is blocking the United Arab Emirates' government from serving as one of its internet security gatekeepers, citing Reuters reports on a UAE cyber espionage program.

Exclusive: Western intelligence hacked 'Russia's Google' Yandex to spy on accounts - sources

Jun 28 2019

WASHINGTON/LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO Hackers working for Western intelligence agencies broke into Russian internet search company Yandex in late 2018, deploying a rare type of malware in an attempt to spy on user accounts, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Exclusive: China hacked eight major computer services firms in years-long attack

Jun 26 2019

LONDON Hackers working for China's Ministry of State Security broke into networks of eight of the world's biggest technology service providers in an effort to steal commercial secrets from their clients, according to sources familiar with the attacks.

Special Report: Inside the West’s failed fight against China’s ‘Cloud Hopper’ hackers

Jun 26 2019

LONDON Hacked by suspected Chinese cyber spies five times from 2014 to 2017, security staff at Swedish telecoms equipment giant Ericsson had taken to naming their response efforts after different types of wine.

Russian disinformation on YouTube draws ads, lacks warning labels: researchers

Jun 07 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON Fourteen Russia-backed YouTube channels spreading disinformation have been generating billions of views and millions of dollars in advertising revenue, according to researchers, and had not been labeled as state-sponsored, contrary to the world's most popular streaming service's policy. | Video

RPT-Russian disinformation on YouTube draws ads, lacks warning labels -researchers

Jun 07 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, June 7 Fourteen Russia-backed YouTube channels spreading disinformation have been generating billions of views and millions of dollars in advertising revenue, according to researchers, and had not been labeled as state-sponsored, contrary to the world's most popular streaming service's policy.

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