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Ransomware Infects Ukraine Government Site

Hackers have used ransomware to take the website of Ukraine's energy ministry offline and encrypt its files. The website currently contains a message written in English, demanding a ransom of 0.1 bitcoin - worth $927.86 (£664.98) by today's…
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Ikea App, TaskRabbit, Reveals Security Breach

Ikea is investigating a "cyber-security incident" involving its odd jobs marketplace TaskRabbit. The app and website let people find freelance workers to complete household tasks such as cleaning, gardening or assembling flat-pack furniture. TaskRabbit…
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Great Western Railway Accounts Breached

A British rail operator has reset more than a million customer accounts after discovering hackers had successfully breached a small percentage of them. Great Western Railway said that about 1,000 of its passengers' details had been exposed. The…
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Camelot Warns of 'Low Level' National Lottery Hack

National Lottery owner Camelot has warned of a "low level" cyber-attack that affected 150 customer accounts. It has asked all of its customers to change the passwords on their accounts as a precaution. The hackers used credentials gleaned…
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Exposed Amazon Cloud Storage Clients Get Tip-off Alerts

Security researchers have posted "friendly warnings" to users of Amazon's cloud data storage service whose private content has been made public, the BBC has learned. The BBC found almost 50 warnings posted to the firm's servers. Many had more…
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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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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…