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Joseph Menn

Apple offers record 'bounty' to researchers who find iPhone security flaws

Aug 08 2019

LAS VEGAS Apple Inc is offering cyber security researchers up to $1 million to detect flaws in iPhones, the largest reward offered by a company to defend against hackers, at a time of rising concern about governments breaking into the mobile devices of dissidents, journalists and human rights advocates.

CORRECTED-Apple offers record 'bounty' to researchers who find iPhone security flaws

Aug 08 2019

LAS VEGAS, Aug 8 Apple Inc is offering cyber security researchers up to $1 million to detect flaws in iPhones, the largest reward offered by a company to defend against hackers, at a time of rising concern about governments breaking into the mobile devices of dissidents, journalists and human rights advocates.

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.

Exclusive: High-security locks for government and banks hacked by researcher

Aug 06 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Hackers could crack open high-security electronic locks by monitoring their power, allowing thieves to steal cash in automated teller machines, narcotics in pharmacies and government secrets, according to research to be presented Friday at the annual Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas.

Cisco whistleblower gets first False Claims payout over cybersecurity

Jul 31 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Cisco Systems Inc has agreed to settle a whistleblower’s claim that it improperly sold video surveillance software with known vulnerabilities to U.S. federal and state governments, marking the first payout on a False Claims Act case brought over failure to meet cybersecurity standards.

Russian defense contractor developing smartphone spyware: U.S. firm

Jul 24 2019

SAN FRANCISCO A Russian defense contractor accused by the United States of supporting cyber attacks has developed sophisticated software used to spy on smartphones, an American security company said on Wednesday.

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.

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.

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.

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