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UK Blames Russia for 'Malicious' NotPetya Cyber-attack

The Russian military was directly behind a "malicious" cyber-attack on Ukraine last summer that spread across Europe, British ministers have said. The UK government has taken the unusual step of publicly accusing Russia of June's NotPetya ransomware…
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Search Tool Accesses Firms' Documents in the Cloud

A website created by anonymous hackers has been launched that allows anyone to search for sensitive data stored in the cloud. Buckhacker is a tool that trawls servers at Amazon Web Services (AWS), a popular cloud computing platform. AWS…
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Company Previously Fined for Making Nuisance Calls Prosecuted

A company that has already been fined for making nuisance calls has now been prosecuted in a criminal court for continuing to break the law. Direct Choice Home Improvements Limited was given a £50,000 civil monetary penalty by the Information…
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Court Rules Facebook Broke German Privacy Laws

Privacy rights campaigners are claiming victory over Facebook in a German legal battle. It follows a regional court ruling that found some of the social network's data consent policies to be invalid. The Vzbv consumer group successfully…
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Equifax Under Pressure After Data Breach Update

Equifax is facing a fresh demand to disclose the full extent of last year's data breach, following a report that it was bigger than previously disclosed. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Friday that cyber-thieves had accessed US…
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Winter Olympics Hit by Cyber-attack

The official Winter Olympics website was taken offline after being hit by a cyber-attack, officials have confirmed. The site was affected just before the beginning of the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea. TV and internet systems…
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Hackers Hijack Government Websites to Mine Crypto-cash

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) took down its website after a warning that hackers were taking control of visitors' computers to mine cryptocurrency. Security researcher Scott Helme said more than 4,000 websites, including many…
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Apple Confirms iPhone Source Code Leak

Apple has confirmed that some of the source code for its iOS mobile operating system has been leaked online. The boot-up source code used on its older iOS 9 operating platform was posted on code-sharing website Github. Apple typically keeps…
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Accident Recovery Firm Employee Fined

A former worker at an accident repair firm who downloaded and sold the personal data of motorists to nuisance callers has been fined. Phillip Bagnall, 33, of Scotta Road, Eccles, Greater Manchester, was an employee of Nationwide Accident…
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Google-Nest Merger Raises Privacy Issues

Tech giant Alphabet is merging its Google and Nest divisions together. The firm suggests the move will aid its efforts to build hardware and software to "create a more thoughtful home". Nest had run as a standalone unit since its $3.2bn…