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Iranian hackers use fake Facebook accounts to spy

In an unprecedented, three-year cyber espionage campaign, Iranian hackers created false social networking accounts and a fake news website to spy on military and political leaders in the United States, Israel and other countries, a cyber intel

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Bahrain plans new cybercrime law

Hackers could face up to 10 years behind bars as Bahrain plans to introduce a new cybercrime law.   The information technology bill will also carry fines of up to BD300,000 ($787,360), which has already been appr

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Bitcoin bank shut down after hacker attack

Bitcoin bank Flexcoin said on Tuesday it was closing down after it lost bitcoins worth about $600,000 to a hacker attack. Flexcoin said in a message posted on its website that all 896 bitcoins stored online were stolen on Sunday.

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Vodafone Germany hacker steals 2m customers' data

A hacker has gained access to one of Vodafone Germany's servers and has stolen the personal data of about 2 million customers, the company said on Thursday. The hacker had access to customers' names, addresses and bank acc

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Social engineering cyber attacks ‘effective’

Social engineering attacks are 99.5 per cent effective as over-reliance on technology and poor employee awareness leaves gaps in human firewalls, an expert said, adding that it is favoured by cyber criminals as it involves minimal cost and risks

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Saudi says hackers sabotage govt websites

Several government websites in Saudi Arabia were sabotaged in a series of heavy cyber attacks from abroad in recent days, disabling them briefly until the attacks were repelled, the government said. An investigation traced the &qu

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Sites hit in major cyber attack

Hundreds of thousands of websites appear to have been compromised by hi-tech criminals using a well-known attack vector that exploits security loopholes on other sites to insert a link to their website. Those visiting the criminals' webpag

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US corporate hacker pleads guilty

A 28-year-old college dropout pleaded guilty in a Boston court to charges that he stole tens of millions of payment card numbers by breaking into corporate computer systems. Albert Gonzalez told a federal judge in Boston that he engineered

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Hacker attacks hit Twitter, Facebook

Twitter and Facebook suffered service problems from hacker attacks on Thursday, raising speculation about a coordinated campaign against the world's most popular online social networks. The attacks, which came a month after the White House

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iPhone, Apple PCs 'vulnerable to hackers'

The iPhone and Apple Inc.'s desktop computers may be vulnerable to hackers due to a flaw in their Web browser, according to a security firm. The firm said it had found a way to hack into the iPhone. Baltimore-based Independent Secu

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