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Twitter tumbles on concerns about hacking activity

8:47am EST

Twitter Inc shares fell almost 7 percent on Monday after the company said it was investigating unusual traffic that might be from state-sponsored hackers and, in what appeared to be an unrelated issue, a security firm said hackers used the platform to try to steal user data. | Video

Saipem says Shamoon variant crippled hundreds of computers

Dec 12 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.

Shamoon computer virus variant is lead suspect in hack on oil firm Saipem

Dec 12 2018

MILAN/NEW YORK, Dec 12 A hack on Italian oil services firm Saipem that crippled more than 300 computers was likely caused by a variant of a notorious destructive virus known as Shamoon, the company and two cybersecurity firms said.

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

Dec 11 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.

CORRECTED-China's hacking against U.S. on the rise -U.S. intelligence official

Dec 11 2018

NEW YORK, Dec 11 A senior U.S. intelligence official warned on Tuesday that Chinese cyber activity in the United States had risen in recent months, and the targeting of critical infrastructure in such operations suggested an attempt to lay the groundwork for future disruptive attacks.

U.S. Republican campaign emails hacked months before election

Dec 04 2018

WASHINGTON 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.

Marriott's Starwood database hacked, 500 million may be affected

Nov 30 2018

Marriott International said on Friday hackers stole about 500 million records from its Starwood Hotels reservation system in an attack that began four years ago, exposing personal data of customers including some payment card numbers.

Dell.com resets all customer passwords after cyber attack - statement

Nov 28 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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