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Yahoo - is this the world's biggest cyber security breach?

Yahoo! Inc says information was stolen from at least 500 million user accounts in 2014 by what is believes was a "state-sponsored actor".

Yahoo! Inc says information was stolen from at least 500 million user accounts in 2014 by what is believes was a "state-sponsored actor".

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World anti-doping agency confirms second leak of athlete records

Medical records for cyclists Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins have been leaked in the latest stage of what anti-doping authorities describe as a

Medical records for cyclists Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins have been leaked in the latest stage of what anti-doping authorities describe as a

Sport

US athletes confidential medical records leaked following hack of WADA database

A group of Russian hackers calling themselves ‘Fancy Bears’ on Tuesday leaked confidential medical files of some US athletes, including four time Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Simone Biles and te

A group of Russian hackers calling themselves ‘Fancy Bears’ on Tuesday leaked confidential medical files of some US athletes, including four time Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Simone Biles and te

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Teenager hacked president's website to delay exams

How many of us have despaired as exams approach, wishing we could press an imaginary ‘pause button’ to freeze time and delay the inevitable?

How many of us have despaired as exams approach, wishing we could press an imaginary ‘pause button’ to freeze time and delay the inevitable?

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Trump calls on Russia to hack Clinton's emails

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has just invited Russia to spy on his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has just invited Russia to spy on his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

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MySpace and Tumblr hacked

Your old profile on one of the first social media networks may have been hacked.

Your old profile on one of the first social media networks may have been hacked.

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FBI paid over $1 million to unlock San Bernardino iphone

The FBI is estimated to have paid more than $1.3 million to get into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino killers The figure, the largest ever

The FBI is estimated to have paid more than $1.3 million to get into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino killers The figure, the largest ever

Culture

Killer Kevin Costner gets someone else's memories in "Criminal"

Death row inmate Kevin Costner gets a memory implant in “Criminal”, not to remember how to make a hit movie again, but as a sort of hard disc for a

Death row inmate Kevin Costner gets a memory implant in “Criminal”, not to remember how to make a hit movie again, but as a sort of hard disc for a

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Crimean Tartar event hit by cyber attack in Lithuania

Lithuania’s parliamentary website came under cyber attack on Monday just as a special session of the World Congress of Crimean Tartars was meeting to

Lithuania’s parliamentary website came under cyber attack on Monday just as a special session of the World Congress of Crimean Tartars was meeting to

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Turkey probes leak of 50 million people's data

Turkey is investigating how hackers managed to post online the personal data of nearly 50 million people, or two-thirds of the population. It is

Turkey is investigating how hackers managed to post online the personal data of nearly 50 million people, or two-thirds of the population. It is

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FBI says it may be able to unlock San Bernardino gunman's iPhone

The FBI says it may have found a way to unlock the San Bernardino attacker’s iPhone without the help of Apple and has postponed a court hearing with

The FBI says it may have found a way to unlock the San Bernardino attacker’s iPhone without the help of Apple and has postponed a court hearing with

Business

Bangladesh cyber bank heist blame game underway

The blame game is underway in Bangladesh after computer hackers stole the equivalent of 73 million euros from the central bank and nearly got away with 10 times as much

The blame game is underway in Bangladesh after computer hackers stole the equivalent of 73 million euros from the central bank and nearly got away with 10 times as much

Business

Apple Macs hit by first ever ransomware attack

Apple's Macintosh computers have been hit for the first time by a hacking attack using what is known as ransomware. Previously only Microsoft's Windows operating system was targeted.

Apple's Macintosh computers have been hit for the first time by a hacking attack using what is known as ransomware. Previously only Microsoft's Windows operating system was targeted.

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Hello Kitty customers exposed to hacker attacks

Hello Kitty may be cuddly on the outside, but it’s also been exposed as being vulnerable at its core. The brand’s online customers have been left

Hello Kitty may be cuddly on the outside, but it’s also been exposed as being vulnerable at its core. The brand’s online customers have been left

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'Anonymous' hackers' group declares 'war' on ISIL

The hackers’ collective known as “Anonymous” has apparently responded to the attacks on Paris by declaring war on ISIL in a video posted on YouTube

The hackers’ collective known as “Anonymous” has apparently responded to the attacks on Paris by declaring war on ISIL in a video posted on YouTube

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Apple's Chinese apps fall victim to large-scale cyber attack

Crunch time for Apple: the technology giant is taking steps to address a large-scale cyber attack on several of its Chinese apps.

Crunch time for Apple: the technology giant is taking steps to address a large-scale cyber attack on several of its Chinese apps.

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Hackers 'post online' stolen AshleyMadison dating site details

Hackers are said to have released online the personal details of more than a million users of a Canadian dating website promoting infidelity. The

Hackers are said to have released online the personal details of more than a million users of a Canadian dating website promoting infidelity. The

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UK phone hack: 2.4 million mobile customers on alert

A thorough inquiry is underway in the UK after it was revealed the personal details of up to 2.4 million mobile phone customers may have been

A thorough inquiry is underway in the UK after it was revealed the personal details of up to 2.4 million mobile phone customers may have been

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Dating site AshleyMadison is victim of cyber attack

The Canadian dating website AshleyMadison has been attacked by hackers who have threatened to leak the details of around 37 million customers.

The Canadian dating website AshleyMadison has been attacked by hackers who have threatened to leak the details of around 37 million customers.

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France MPs approve vast new surveillance rules in 'French Patriot Act'

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack, France is moving to expand surveillance powers allowing the deployment of hidden microphones and cameras without a judicial warrant.

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack, France is moving to expand surveillance powers allowing the deployment of hidden microphones and cameras without a judicial warrant.

Europe

Cyberterrorism: is there a European response?

“Since the recent attack on the TV5Monde television channel we have heard a lot about cyberterrorism. Are the risks serious, and is there a European

“Since the recent attack on the TV5Monde television channel we have heard a lot about cyberterrorism. Are the risks serious, and is there a European

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How not to get hacked, lesson 1: don't share your passwords

It’s one of the golden rules of passwords: don’t show them to people. But French broadcaster TV5 broke this rule in spectacular fashion just after

It’s one of the golden rules of passwords: don’t show them to people. But French broadcaster TV5 broke this rule in spectacular fashion just after

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French government vows to hunt down hackers who targeted TV station

The French government is promising to hunt down hackers who knocked out channels belonging to a French TV station and posted material on its social

The French government is promising to hunt down hackers who knocked out channels belonging to a French TV station and posted material on its social