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North Korean hackers stole $400m in digital assets last year, says report

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North Korea has launched at least seven attacks on cryptocurrency platforms that extracted nearly $400m worth of digital assets last year, one of its most successful years on record, according to a new analysis. “From...

After Meghan’s victory, Harry has phone hackers in his sights

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The legal battle against the Mail on Sunday may finally be over. But for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, another one looms, and this could make it all the way to trial. On this occasion, phone hacking is the heart of...

Tesco website hit by hackers, leaving thousands of customers frustrated

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Tesco has been hit by hackers, leaving thousands of frustrated shoppers unable to buy groceries online at Britain’s biggest supermarket. The outage means that its grocery website and app are down for a second day, lea...

At least 13 phone firms hit by suspected Chinese hackers since 2019, say experts

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At least 13 phone companies around the world have been compromised since 2019 by sophisticated hackers who are believed to come from China, a cybersecurity expert group has said. The roaming hackers – known as LightBa...

Google warns of surge in activity by state-backed hackers

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Google has warned of a surge in activity by government-backed hackers this year, including attacks from an Iranian group whose targets included a UK university. The search group said that so far in 2021 it had sent mo...

UK security chiefs issue guidance after hackers target ministers on WhatsApp

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Ministers and civil servants conducting “government by WhatsApp” have been at risk of being targeted by hackers, leading to new advice from security chiefs about how to improve their privacy. The cabinet secretary, Si...

‘It’s feasible to start a war’: how dangerous are ransomware hackers?

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They have the sort of names that only teenage boys or aspiring Bond villains would dream up (REvil, Grief, Wizard Spider, Ragnar), they base themselves in countries that do not cooperate with international law enforce...

SolarWinds: Russian hackers broke into email accounts at US attorney offices

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Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyber-espionage campaign broke into the email accounts of some of the most prominent US federal prosecutors’ offices last year, the Department of Justice has said. The de...

Republican National Committee denies Russian hackers accessed data

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The US Republican National Committee has denied that Russian hackers accessed data during a breach of third-party provider last week. The hackers were part of APT29 or Cozy Bear, according to Bloomberg, citing two unn...

Ransomware hackers demand $70m after attack on US software firm Kaseya

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Between 800 and 1,500 businesses around the world have been affected by a ransomware attack centered on US information technology firm Kaseya, its chief executive said on Monday. Fred Voccola, the Florida-based compa...

DoJ reclaims millions paid to hackers after attack that hobbled US pipeline

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The US Justice Department has recovered the majority of a multimillion-dollar ransom payment to hackers after a cyberattack that caused the operator of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline to halt its operations last mo...

Russian SolarWinds hackers launch email attack on government agencies

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The state-backed Russian cyber spies behind the SolarWinds hacking campaign launched a targeted phishing assault on US and foreign government agencies and thinktanks this week using an email marketing account of the U...

NSW Labor warns members their data could end up online after hacker’s deadline passes

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New South Wales Labor has warned its members their data could be posted online as early as Saturday after the organisation was targeted by a ransomware attack and the hacker group’s deadline passed. On 5 May, NSW Labo...

Ransomware hackers steal plans for upcoming Apple products

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Apple is facing a ransomware demand after a group of cybercriminals stole confidential plans for the company’s upcoming products from a supplier. The “Sodin” group, which makes and runs a piece of ransomware called RE...

Suspected Russian hackers gained access to US homeland security emails

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Suspected Russian hackers gained access to email accounts belonging to the Trump administration’s head of homeland security (DHS) and members of cybersecurity staff whose jobs included hunting threats from foreign cou...

Hackers obtain sensitive data on UK aid projects overseas

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Hackers have obtained sensitive documents relating to British aid projects, including details related to projects funded by a secretive national security fund. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) a...