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Louisiana government computers knocked out after ransomware attack

Nov 18 2019

Louisiana state government computers were knocked out following a ransomware attack, the governor said on Monday, as results from the close gubernatorial election in the southern state await certification.

RPT-Hackers demand $5 million from Mexico's Pemex in cyberattack

Nov 13 2019

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON, Nov 12 Hackers demanded about $5 million in bitcoin from Mexico's Pemex, they told Reuters on Tuesday, saying the state oil firm missed a special discount by not paying immediately after a cyberattack that fouled up the company's systems.

Hackers demand $5 million from Mexico's Pemex in cyberattack

Nov 12 2019

MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON Hackers demanded about $5 million in bitcoin from Mexico's Pemex, they told Reuters on Tuesday, saying the state oil firm missed a special discount by not paying immediately after a cyberattack that fouled up the company's systems.

Exclusive: Government officials around the globe targeted for hacking through WhatsApp - sources

Nov 01 2019

WASHINGTON Senior government officials in multiple U.S.-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc's WhatsApp to take over users' phones, according to people familiar with the messaging company's investigation.

Former CIA Director Brennan: Votes were swayed by Russian influence operation

Oct 30 2019

WASHINGTON Former CIA Director John Brennan said on Wednesday that at least some American voters were swayed as a result of Russia's 2016 election interference operation, a statement that went further than the official assessments of U.S. intelligence agencies and lawmakers.

WhatsApp sues Israel's NSO for allegedly helping spies hack phones around the world

Oct 30 2019

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO WhatsApp sued Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group on Tuesday, accusing it of helping government spies break into the phones of roughly 1,400 users across four continents in a hacking spree whose targets included diplomats, political dissidents, journalists and senior government officials. | Video

Dark web child porn bust leads to 338 arrests worldwide

Oct 16 2019

WASHINGTON Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they had arrested hundreds of people worldwide after knocking out a South Korea-based dark web child pornography site that sold gruesome videos for digital cash.

Spies hacked Moroccan activists amid crackdown on protests: researchers

Oct 09 2019

Moroccan human rights activists have been targeted by hackers armed with sophisticated computing spying software amid a government crackdown on protests in recent years, according to research by Amnesty International.

Spies hacked Moroccan activists amid crackdown on protests - researchers

Oct 09 2019

Oct 9 Moroccan human rights activists have been targeted by hackers armed with sophisticated computing spying software amid a government crackdown on protests in recent years, according to research by Amnesty International.

Trump re-election campaign targeted by Iran-linked hackers: sources

Oct 04 2019

A hacking group that appears to be linked to the Iranian government attempted to break into U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign but were unsuccessful, sources familiar with the operation told Reuters on Friday. | Video

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