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Saipem says Shamoon variant crippled hundreds of computers

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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.

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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.

Saipem servers suffer cyber attack in Middle East Dec 10 2018

MILAN Italian oil services company Saipem said it had identified a cyber attack out of India on Monday that had primarily affected its servers in the Middle East.

U.S. to reveal charges against Chinese hackers: sources Dec 07 2018

Federal prosecutors are expected to unveil criminal charges as soon as next week against hackers linked to Chinese intelligence for allegedly stealing data from U.S. companies, according to people familiar with the matter.

Exclusive: Clues in Marriott hack implicate China - sources Dec 06 2018

Hackers behind a massive breach at hotel group Marriott International Inc left clues suggesting they were working for a Chinese government intelligence gathering operation, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Bank of England says will delay work on cyber stress tests for banks Dec 05 2018

LONDON - Bank of England officials have agreed to delay work on its first test of how banks respond to cyber attacks so they can focus on Brexit preparations, according to a record of meetings in late November.

Republican campaign emails hacked months before election Dec 04 2018

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK 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. | Video

Emails of top Republicans stolen in major 2018 hack: Politico Dec 04 2018

WASHINGTON The House of Representatives' Republican campaign organization was the target of a major hack during the 2018 election that exposed thousands of sensitive emails, Politico reported on Tuesday.

Quora says 100 million users hit by security breach Dec 03 2018

About 100 million users of Quora were affected by unauthorized access to one of its systems by a "malicious third party," the knowledge-sharing website said on Monday.

Marriott's Starwood hack hits up to 500 million customers Nov 30 2018

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Special Report: How Iran spreads disinformation around the world Nov 30 2018

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Moscow's new cable car closed by cyberattack Nov 29 2018

MOSCOW Moscow's latest tourist attraction, a cable car over the Moskva River, has been shut the day after it opened because of what the operator said was a cyberattack.

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.

Financial firms not getting basics right on cyber: UK watchdog Nov 27 2018

LONDON Britain's Financial Conduct Authority will punish firms that are failing to get the basics right on cyber defenses, or whose botched IT projects harm consumers, a senior official at the markets watchdog said on Tuesday.

Cyber Monday on track for U.S. online shopping record Nov 26 2018

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Amazon: Eyes best day in nearly three weeks as Cyber Monday begins Nov 26 2018

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Big foreign cyber attack targets Italian certified email accounts Nov 19 2018

ROME Unknown hackers gained access to thousands of Italian certified email accounts, including those of magistrates and security officials, in a major cyber attack earlier this month, a senior official said on Monday.

Russians impersonating U.S. State Department aide in hacking campaign: researchers Nov 16 2018

NEW YORK Hackers linked to the Russian government are impersonating U.S. State Department employees in an operation aimed at infecting computers of U.S. government agencies, think tanks and businesses, two cybersecurity firms told Reuters.

Thai proposal for all-powerful cyber agency alarms businesses, activists Nov 16 2018

BANGKOK A proposed cybersecurity law in Thailand would give a new government agency sweeping powers to spy on internet traffic, order the removal of content, or even seize computers without judicial oversight, alarming businesses and activists.

Olympics: Japan's cybersecurity minister contradicts 'never used a computer' comment Nov 15 2018

TOKYO Two days after saying he never used a computer, Japan's cybersecurity and Olympics minister Yoshitaka Sakurada has now contradicted himself, claiming he uses a computer at work.