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Labour hit by ‘cyber incident’ affecting members’ data

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Labour has said it has been hit by a “cyber incident” that meant that a “significant quantity” of members’ and supporters’ data became inaccessible. The party said the impact of the incident, affecting an external sup...

UK tackles record cyber incidents as Russian ransomware attacks increase

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The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it tackled a record number of cyber incidents in the UK over the last year, with ransomware attacks originating from Russia dominating its activities. The cybersecurity a...

Cyber review warns UK and west in ‘clash of values’ with Russia and China

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Britain and the west are becoming embroiled in a “clash of values” with Russia and China over the rules governing the internet, ministers and spy chiefs have warned in the UK’s first national cyber review published si...

Facebook bans seven ‘cyber mercenary’ companies from its platforms

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Facebook has banned seven “surveillance-for-hire” companies from its platforms and will send warning notices to 48,000 people who the company believes were targeted by malicious activity, following a months-long inves...

Arizona Republicans deploy Cyber Ninjas in pro-Trump election audit

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Months after Donald Trump’s election defeat, Republicans in Arizona are challenging the outcome with an unprecedented effort to audit results in their most populous county – all run by a Florida company, Cyber Ninjas,...

Cyber Ninjas, firm that conducted Arizona election ‘audit’, shuts down

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Cyber Ninjas, the firm that was contracted by Arizona Republicans to carry out a widely-criticized review of 2.1m ballots cast in the presidential election, is shutting down amid a legal battle seeking to force the co...

Shutdown of US pipeline after cyber attack prompts worry over gas prices

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The hackers who caused the vast Colonial Pipeline to shut down on Friday reportedly began their cyberattack against the top US fuel pipeline operator a day earlier and stole a large amount of data. The attackers are p...

MPs criticise cyber agency for not aiding China rights group after it was hacked

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Members of a cross-party China human rights group have accused Britain’s cybersecurity agency of “failing to respond” with help after their website was taken offline this week in an attack they fear came from Beijing....

Suspected Russia-led cyber campaign targets Germany’s Green party leader

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Fears are growing in Berlin of a Russian-led cyber campaign against the leader of Germany’s Green party after she pledged to block a gas pipeline project between Russia and Europe. Annalena Baerbock, who is running to...

UK data watchdog urges vigilance amid heightened cyber threat

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Employees should report any suspicious emails rather than delete them and firms must step up their vigilance against cyber-attacks in the face of a heightened threat from Russian hackers, the UK’s data watchdog has sa...

Cyber Ninjas, UV lights and far-right funding: inside the strange Arizona 2020 election ‘audit’

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One of the first things you see when you step outside Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the ageing arena in Phoenix, is the Crazy Times Carnival, a temporary spectacle set up in the parking lot. In the evenings, jus...

US federal alert warns of the discovery of malicious cyber tools

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Multiple US government agencies issued a joint alert Wednesday warning of the discovery of malicious cyber tools created by unnamed advanced threat actors that they said were capable of gaining “full system access” to...

New Zealand hospital faces second week of disruption after major cyber attack

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A major New Zealand hospital faces a second week of disruption as it struggles to fix its computer system following a massive cyber attack. The attack on Waikato district health board (DHB), which began on Tuesday, ha...

TV tonight: cyber terror in Simon Pegg drama The Undeclared War

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If the recent publicity stunt for this thriller gave you a scare – a fake emergency news broadcast about an imminent cyber-attack, inspired by Orson Welles’s radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds – strap in for an...

Experts say China’s low-level cyber war is becoming severe threat

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Chinese state-sponsored hacking is at record levels, western experts say, accusing Beijing of engaging in a form of low-level warfare that is escalating despite US, British and other political efforts to bring it to a...

Russia and neighbours are source of most ransomware, says UK cyber chief

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Cybercriminals from Russia and neighbouring states are behind the majority of online extortion conducted against businesses and other organisations in Britain, according to the chief of the UK’s cybersecurity agency. ...