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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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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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Fines up to £17m For Firms With Poor Cyber-Security

Companies that fail to protect themselves effectively from cyber-attacks will face fines of up to £17m, the government has announced. Energy, transport, water and health companies are expected to have "the most robust safeguards". Regulators…
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Microsoft Disables 'Buggy' Intel Patch

Microsoft has disabled a flawed Intel software update that was causing some customers' computers to reboot unexpectedly. Intel had issued its software patch to address a security issue affecting millions of its processors worldwide. But…
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Thousands Hit in OnePlus Credit Card Hack

Up to 40,000 people were caught out by hackers who stole credit card details from the site of phone maker OnePlus. The company stopped taking card payments via its site earlier this week after learning about the attack. An investigation…
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'Text Bomb' is latest Apple Bug

A new "text bomb" affecting Apple's iPhone and Mac computers has been discovered. Abraham Masri, a software developer, tweeted about the flaw which typically causes an iPhone to crash and in some cases restart. Simply sending a message…
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Hackers Steal $400,000 of Crypto-Currency

Hackers have stolen $400,000 (£290,000) of the virtual currency Stellar Lumen in an online attack on Saturday. The group hijacked the server that hosts BlackWallet, a web-based wallet application that stores lumens and stole 669,920 from users'…
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Virus-Infected Devices Given Out By Police

Police have apologised after giving infected memory sticks as prizes in a government-run cyber-security quiz. Taiwan's national police agency said 54 of the flash drives it gave out at an event highlighting a government's cybercrime crackdown…