26 June 2017
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13/05/2017 18:18

Ransomware, the weapon wielded in cyber attacks

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AFP

A software that demands a ransom was the weapon of choice used in a wave of unprecedented global cyber attacks Friday that affected 130,000 systems in more than 100 countries.

21/04/2017 22:50

US indicts Russian suspect in huge botnet takedown

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AFP

A Russian under arrest in Spain has been slapped with an indictment in the United States, accused of controlling one of the world's top generators of spam and online exortion, officials said Friday.

13/01/2017 17:08 Video

France, Amnesty activists demanding clemency for Snowden

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Former CIA computer technician, in prison on charges of being the deep gorge of the so-called Datagate scandal of 2013, for revealing details about mass surveillance of American citizens by the government.

30/11/2016 17:59

Android malware steals million Google accounts: researchers

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AFP

Malicious software designed to attack Android smartphones has breached the accounts of more than a million Google users, security researchers said Wednesday.

21/10/2016 16:29

Twitter, Spotify, other top websites shut in DDOS attack

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AFP

Major internet services including Twitter and Spotify suffered outages on Friday as a US internet provider came under cyber attack.

19/10/2016 12:13

Online sharing a treasure trove for snoops

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AFP

They show what we like, reveal who we've been with and flag where we are going. Social networks offer windows into people's lives, and exploiting those insights is big business -- with some sounding the alarm over the ever-growing intrusion from corporations and governments alike.

27/09/2016 21:24

Microsoft teams with Bank of America on «blockchain»

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Microsoft and Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Tuesday announced they are working together to make financial transactions more efficient with blockchain technology -- the foundation of bitcoin digital currency.

14/05/2016 15:52

SWIFT reports new «sophisticated» bank hacker attack

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AFP

The global financial system used to move hundreds of billions of dollars a day, on Friday said highly sophisticated hackers had gained access to a bank aiming to hijack fund transfers made via the network.

29/03/2016 14:55

FBI hacks attacker's iPhone, drops Apple suit

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AFP

The FBI has unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terror attackers, officials said, ending a heated legal standoff with Apple that had pitted US authorities against Silicon Valley.

21/03/2016 15:56

Apple, US govt to face off in court over iPhone privacy

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AFP

The US government and Apple will face off in court in a closely-watched case that couldhave wide-reaching implications on digital security and privacy.

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