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New media, IoT ‘increase threats to media firms’

Revenue generating websites are a threat to media businesses’ bottom line and are increasing with malvertising, extortion, propaganda, account take over and data leakage being the most common attacks, a report said. Digital

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Internet attack spreads; major websites down

Dozens of popular websites, including Twitter and Netflix, unreachable in the US for parts of the day on Friday, as attackers controlling a vast collection of internet devices unleashed several massive attacks, a report said. Web-

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Hackers post 'Michelle Obama's' passport online

An image purported to be a scanned copy of US first lady Michelle Obama’s passport was leaked online on Thursday alongside personal emails said to belong to a low-level White House staffer who worked with Hillary Clinton’s presidenti

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Bitfinex customers to lose 36pc of assets

Crypto-currency exchange Bitfinex, which lost $72 million to hackers last week, told customers on Sunday they would lose just over 36 percent of the assets they had on the platform but would be compensated for these losses with tokens of credit.

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Swift to unveil new security plan after hackers' heists

The Swift secure messaging service that underpins international banking said it plans to launch a new security programme as it fights to rebuild its reputation in the wake of the Bangladesh Bank heist. The Society for Worldwide In

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Hackers probe defences of Mideast banks: FireEye

Hackers are probing the defences of banks in the Middle East, targeting employees with infected emails which gather information about the banks' network and user accounts, FireEye researchers said. FireEye, a US cybersecurity

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Ransomware: Hackers borrow customer-service tactics

When hackers set out to extort the US town of Tewksbury, Massachusetts with "ransomware," they followed up with an FAQ explaining the attack and easy instructions for online payment. After balking for several days, Tewks

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Cyber attackers now ‘bolder, smarter, more daring’

Cyber attackers are now bolder, smarter and more daring in attack vectors, cyberespionage efforts and cyber underground activity on a global basis, Trend Micro said in its annual security roundup report. “Our observations fo

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Smart cities potential target for hackers, says expert

Smart cities create a host of new opportunities for businesses and residents to improve efficiency and overall quality of life. However, the very same platform also becomes a magnet attracting relentless attacks by hackers, said an industry expe

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Smart cities potential target for hackers, says expert

Smart cities create a host of new opportunities for businesses and residents to improve efficiency and overall quality of life. However, the very same platform also becomes a magnet attracting relentless attacks by hackers, said an industry expe

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