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World Jan 29Leaked report shows United Nations suffered ‘sophisticated’ hack
Sophisticated hackers infiltrated U.N. offices in Geneva and Vienna last year in an apparent espionage operation.
Nation Jan 23What we know, and don’t, about the alleged Bezos phone hack
According to a report overseen by a former longtime FBI agent and top cybersecurity official in the Obama administration, evidence on the phone suggests it was infected by spyware in May 2018 via a WhatsApp message from the account of…
World Jan 14Russians hacked company key to Ukraine scandal, researchers say
Russian agents launched a phishing campaign in early November to steal the login credentials of employees of Burisma Holdings, according to a Silicon Valley company that specializes in e-mail security.
Nation Oct 03U.S. House panel requests trove of internal Facebook files
At issue are internal Facebook documents unearthed in a case against the social media giant brought by the founders of a now defunct startup.
Nation Aug 30Thousands of iPhones infected with spyware, researchers find
Security experts are calling the just-announced vulnerability, which Apple fixed in February, the worst yet affecting iPhones.
Nation Aug 01Alleged Capital One hacker barely bothered to hide
The 33-year-old former Amazon software engineer accused of hacking Capital One made little attempt to hide her attack. In fact, she effectively publicized it.
Nation Jul 30What you need to know about the Capital One data breach
The alleged hacker, Paige A. Thompson, obtained Social Security and bank account numbers in some instances, as well other information such as names, birthdates, credit scores and self-reported income, the bank said Monday.
Nation Jul 09ICE’s use of face scans worries civil rights activists
At least three states have scanned millions of driver's license photos on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement without the drivers' knowledge or consent.
World May 29China dangles potentially harmful new threat in trade war
Chinese state media warned that Beijing could cut America off from exotic minerals that are widely used in electric cars and mobile phones. The threat to use China's rich supply of so-called rare earths as leverage in the conflict has…
Nation May 14WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected through missed calls
Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones.