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Russians indicted over US election hack

Image copyright CBS The US justice department has indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the Democratic National Committee in the 2016 election. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the dozen accused used spear phishing emails and malicious software in the cyber-attacks. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry is looking into alleged Russia meddling in the […]

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Active defence

Image copyright Getty Images Hackers are finding it too easy to circumvent traditional cyber defences, forcing businesses to rethink their security strategies. Many firms are now harnessing big data and adopting cutting edge verification checks. In fact, some can even identify you by how quickly you type your computer keys, or how you hold your […]

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Cambridge Analytica staff set up new firm

Image copyright Auspex Image caption Ex CA employees promise Auspex will be an ethical consultancy Former staff from scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica (CA) have set up another data analysis company. Auspex International will be “ethically based” and offer “boutique geopolitical consultancy” services, according to its website. CA was shut down by its parent company, SCL Elections, […]

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Stolen sensitive military files sold on dark web

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Detailed information about the innards of the Reaper drone were available Sensitive documents about US military drones and manuals describing how to handle insurgents have been offered for sale on the dark web. Cyber-security company Recorded Future said some of the data had been stolen from a US Air Force […]

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YouTube blackout in middle of England match

Image copyright YouTube Image caption The service launched last year in the US US viewers watching the England v Croatia football World Cup semi-final on YouTube TV were left frustrated when the service went down in the middle of the match. The outage also disrupted viewing of a men’s quarter-final match at Wimbledon. YouTube apologised, […]