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Spies hacked Moroccan activists amid crackdown on protests: researchers

10 Oct 2019

Moroccan human rights activists have been targeted by hackers armed with sophisticated computing spying software amid a government crackdown on protests in recent years, according to research by Amnesty International.

Spies hacked Moroccan activists amid crackdown on protests - researchers

10 Oct 2019

Oct 9 Moroccan human rights activists have been targeted by hackers armed with sophisticated computing spying software amid a government crackdown on protests in recent years, according to research by Amnesty International.

Trump re-election campaign targeted by Iran-linked hackers: sources

05 Oct 2019

A hacking group that appears to be linked to the Iranian government attempted to break into U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign but were unsuccessful, sources familiar with the operation told Reuters on Friday. | Video

Exclusive: Trump campaign targeted by Iran-linked hackers - sources

05 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON A hacking group that appears to be linked to the Iranian government attempted to break into President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, but did not succeed, sources familiar with the operation said on Friday.

U.S., allies urge Facebook for backdoor to encryption as they fight child abuse

04 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The United States, the United Kingdom and Australia have called on Facebook Inc to not go ahead with end-to-end encryption across its messaging services unless law enforcement officials have backdoor access, saying encryption hindered the fight against child abuse and terrorism. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 4-U.S., U.K. urge Facebook not to encrypt messages as they fight child abuse, terrorism

04 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 The United States and the United Kingdom are seizing on Facebook Inc's plan to apply end-to-end encryption across its messaging services to press for major changes to a practice long opposed by law enforcement, saying it hinders the fight against child abuse and terrorism.

Uzbek spies attacked dissidents with off-the-shelf hacking tools

03 Oct 2019

LONDON/WASHINGTON Uzbek intelligence officers have used commercially-available computer spying tools to launch a series of cyber attacks against activists and dissidents, researchers at Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said on Thursday.

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza killed in U.S. raid, Trump says

14 Sep 2019

Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation, President Donald Trump said on Saturday. | Video

Exclusive: U.S. officials fear ransomware attack against 2020 election

27 Aug 2019

(The September 26th story corrects the name of the institute to OSET from ESET in paragraph 15)

Chinese government hackers suspected of moonlighting for profit

07 Aug 2019

LAS VEGAS One of the most effective teams of Chinese government-backed hackers is also conducting financially-motivated side operations, cybersecurity researchers said on Wednesday.

World News

Russia-backed Syrian forces step in as U.S. retreats

Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24 hours after Washington announced a full withdrawal.