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Microsoft disables most of cybercriminals' control over massive computer network


SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it had disabled more than 90% of the machines used by a gang of Russian-speaking cyber criminals to control a massive network of computers with a potential to disrupt the U.S. election.

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Japan will take steps to guard against Olympics cyberattacks 7:56am EDT

TOKYO Japan said on Tuesday it would take countermeasures to ensure next year's Tokyo Olympics are not derailed by cyberattacks after Britain and the United States accused Russia of orchestrating efforts to disrupt the Games.

Kremlin denies Olympics hacking allegations 7:54am EDT

MOSCOW The Kremlin on Tuesday denied allegations that Russia had sought to disrupt next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo through hacking efforts.

Russia denies trying to disrupt Olympics with cyber attacks: RIA 4:03am EDT

MOSCOW Russia on Tuesday denied British and U.S. allegations its military intelligence had orchestrated a litany of cyber attacks, including attempts to disrupt next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Japan to use cyberattack countermeasures to protect Tokyo Games Oct 19 2020

TOKYO Japan's chief government spokesman said on Tuesday the country will put cyberattack countermeasures in place to make sure the Tokyo Olympics are a success.

U.S., Britain call out Russian hacking spree, cyberattacks against Olympics Oct 19 2020

LONDON/WASHINGTON Britain and the United States on Monday condemned what they said were a litany of malicious cyberattacks orchestrated by Russian military intelligence, including attempts to disrupt next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. | Video

'No significant impact' on Tokyo 2020 from possible cyber attacks Oct 19 2020

TOKYO The organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games said in a statement on Tuesday there was "no significant impact observed" from possible cyber attacks on its operations.

Russian hackers attacked 2018 Olympics, 2017 French election: U.S. indictment Oct 19 2020

The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it has indicted six Russian intelligence agency hackers for a four-year long hacking spree that included attacks against the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and 2017 French elections. | Video

Lawsuit accuses Indian hackers of leaking businessman's emails Oct 19 2020

Iranian-American businessman Farhad Azima has accused a pair of Indian companies of stealing his emails and publishing them to the web, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in North Carolina.

Toshiba targets $3 billion revenue in quantum cryptography by 2030 Oct 18 2020

TOKYO Toshiba Corp said on Monday it aims to generate $3 billion in revenue from its advanced cryptographic technology for data protection by 2030, as the Japanese sprawling conglomerate scrambles to find future growth drivers.

China revises laws to strengthen protection of minors online Oct 18 2020

SHANGHAI China has revised laws to strengthen the protection of under-18s online, state news agency Xinhua reported late on Saturday, forcing internet product and service providers to take action when necessary.

British Airways hit with UK data watchdog's biggest-ever fine Oct 16 2020

Britain's data protection watchdog said on Friday it has fined British Airways 20 million pounds - its biggest such penalty to date - for failing to protect data that left more than 400,000 of its customers' details the subject of a 2018 cyber attack.

Iran says one of two cyber attack targets was country's ports: news agency Oct 16 2020

One of the targets of large cyber attacks on two Iranian government institutions this week was the electronic infrastructure of the country's ports, an Iranian news agency reported on Friday.

Almost 2,000 Robinhood accounts infiltrated by hackers: Bloomberg News Oct 15 2020

Hackers infiltrated nearly 2,000 accounts of fintech startup Robinhood Markets Inc and siphoned off customer funds, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, citing a person with knowledge of an internal review.

Iran says hackers attacked two of its key institutions Oct 15 2020

DUBAI Hackers launched large-scale attacks on two Iranian government institutions this week, a senior official said on Thursday, without giving details on the targets or the suspected perpetrators.

Twitter's security fell short before hack targeting celebrities, regulator says Oct 14 2020

NEW YORK Twitter Inc suffered from cybersecurity shortfalls that enabled a "simple" hack attributed to a Florida teenager to take over the accounts of several of the world's most famous people in July, according to a report released on Wednesday.

Court orders seizure of ransomware botnet controls as U.S. election nears Oct 12 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft said Monday it had used a court order to take control of computers that were installing ransomware and other malicious software on local government networks and threatening to disrupt the November election.

Container shipping group CMA CGM resumes online services after cyber attack Oct 12 2020

LONDON CMA CGM, the world's fourth-largest container shipping group, said it has restored its online business services after a cyber attack last month paralysed activity.

Robinhood says some customer accounts may have become target of hackers Oct 09 2020

Fintech startup Robinhood Markets Inc said on Friday some customers might have become a target of hackers because of their personal email accounts being compromised outside of its platform.

Thai army denies Twitter disinformation campaign after takedowns Oct 09 2020

BANGKOK Thailand's army on Friday denied using nearly a thousand Twitter accounts blocked by the social media company, which said they were linked to the army and had targeted the political opposition.