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Exclusive: U.S. carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack: officials


WASHINGTON The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials have told Reuters. | Video

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Mailing services firm Pitney Bowes says it suffered malware attack, shares down Oct 14 2019

Mail management company Pitney Bowes Inc said on Monday a malware attack encrypted information on some of its systems and disrupted customer access to certain services, sending its shares down 4%.

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.

EU warns of 5G cybersecurity risks, stops short of singling out China Oct 09 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union warned on Wednesday of the risk of increased cyber attacks by state-backed entities but refrained from singling out China and its telecoms equipment market leader Huawei Technologies as threats.

Huawei welcomes EU report on 5G networks, ready to work to make them safe Oct 09 2019

BERLIN Huawei Technologies on Wednesday welcomed a European Union strategy statement on 5G mobile networks, saying it was ready to work with its partners to ensure they are secure.

Thailand arrests man amid #royalmotorcade controversy Oct 08 2019

BANGKOK Thai authorities have arrested and charged a man for posting "inappropriate content" online, cyber police said on Tuesday, as the man's lawyer denied reports his client had criticized the royal family.

Medical data breach puts details of a million New Zealanders at risk Oct 05 2019

MELBOURNE Nearly a million New Zealanders face the risk that their medical data has been accessed illegally after a cyber attack on the website of Tū Ora Compass Health, the company said on Saturday.

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

Exclusive: Trump campaign targeted by Iran-linked hackers - sources Oct 04 2019

WASHINGTON A hacking group that appears to be linked to the Iranian government attempted to break into President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, but did not succeed, sources familiar with the operation said on Friday.

Uzbek spies attacked dissidents with off-the-shelf hacking tools Oct 03 2019

LONDON/WASHINGTON Uzbek intelligence officers have used commercially-available computer spying tools to launch a series of cyber attacks against activists and dissidents, researchers at Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said on Thursday.

Hackers targeted personal data held at top Australian university: report Oct 02 2019

SYDNEY Cyber-attackers spent months targeting personal information of students and employees at one of Australia's most prestigious universities, a report into a 2018 breach released on Wednesday said, although the identities of the culprits remain unknown.

China reiterates denial in cyber attacks after Airbus report Sep 27 2019

BEIJING China's Foreign Ministry reiterated a denial of involvement in cyber attacks on Friday after French news agency AFP published a report that linked recent attacks on planemaker Airbus to China.

Hackers tried to steal Airbus secrets via contractors: AFP Sep 26 2019

PARIS A series of cyber attacks on Airbus in the past few months was conducted via the computer systems of its suppliers and security sources suspect a link to China, AFP news agency reported on Thursday.

Iran checks cyber security at key energy sites, eyes U.S. threat Sep 26 2019

DUBAI Iran has launched an inspection of security at its key Gulf oil and gas facilities, including preparedness for cyber attacks, the Oil Ministry news agency SHANA said, following media reports of Washington weighing possible cyber attacks on Tehran.

Chinese hackers who pursued Uighurs also targeted Tibetans: researchers Sep 25 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Chinese hackers who used a previously unknown iPhone security flaw to target ethnic minority Uighurs also went after Tibetans in exile, according to a report published on Tuesday.

Leonardo eyes partnerships in cyber security expansion: CEO Sep 24 2019

ROME Italian defense group Leonardo is seeking partnerships with hi-tech companies in the cyber security sector, Chief Executive Alessandro Profumo said on Tuesday.

Russian man pleads guilty in U.S. to role in hacking scheme that targeted JPMorgan Sep 23 2019

NEW YORK A Russian man pleaded guilty on Monday to U.S. charges he took part in a massive computer hacking scheme that targeted JPMorgan Chase & Co and other financial services companies.

Healthcare data hacking could lead to identity thefts Sep 23 2019

More than 70% of healthcare data breaches in the U.S. have involved sensitive demographic or financial information that could fuel identity theft, a new study suggests.

Once hacked, twice shy: How auto supplier Harman learned to fight cyber carjackers Sep 20 2019

LAS VEGAS When researchers remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee in 2015, slowing it to a crawl in the middle of a U.S. highway, the portal the hackers used was an infotainment system made by supplier Harman International. | Video

Vietnam's social media crowd swells with new entrant to take on Facebook, Google Sep 17 2019

HANOI A new social network has entered the already crowded field in Vietnam as the communist party squeezes U.S. tech giants Facebook and Google with a new cybersecurity law.