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Two Iranian Nationals Charged in Global Cyber-Theft Campaign

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Wednesday that charges have been filed against Hooman Heidarian and Mehdi Farhadi, two Iranian nationals in their 30s who allegedly carried out cyberattacks against private and public systems in the U.S., Europe, and Middle East — “sometimes at the behest of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

Participant hold their laptops in front of an illuminated wall at the annual Chaos Computer Club (CCC) computer hackers' congress, called 29C3, on December 28, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. The 29th Chaos Communication Congress (29C3) attracts hundreds of participants worldwide annually to engage in workshops and lectures discussing the role …

Florida Cancels Bar Exam After Security Breach, Software Failures

The Florida Board of Bar Examiners announced on Sunday that it has canceled an online administration of the Florida bar exam that was scheduled to take place this week. The cancellation came just days after dozens of exam-takers reported software failures and unauthorized attempts to access their online banking accounts.

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Hackers Target Police Departments Nationwide as Left Demands Doxing of Law Enforcement

As anti-police activists around the country demand the doxing of law enforcement, one group is stepping up to answer the call. Malicious hackers have targeted more than twenty police departments and law enforcement organizations across the country in the past two months, releasing identifying information that could jeopardize the safety of tens of thousands of officers, Breitbart News has learned.

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Report: More Than 1,000 Twitter Employees Had Access to Aid Hackers

A recent report from Reuters alleges that over 1,000 Twitter employees and contractors had access to internal tools that were used to hack 130 high-profile accounts to spread a Bitcoin scam. The private information including direct messages of dozens of accounts was also accessed in the hack.

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U.S. Indicts Chinese Nationals on Charges of Trying to Steal Coronavirus Research

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday unsealed an 11-count indictment against two Chinese nationals accused of running a global hacking campaign for both personal gain and the benefit of the Chinese state. American companies researching vaccines for the Wuhan coronavirus were among the hundreds of entities they allegedly targeted for data theft.

Top government leaders told NPR that federal agencies are years behind where they could have been if Chinese cybertheft had been openly addressed earlier. Bill Hinton Photography/Getty Images

Twitter Confirms Private Information Was Accessed by Hackers

Twitter has confirmed that the private information of Twitter users was accessed during the hack earlier this week. The information included email addresses and phone numbers, and in some cases, the intruders were able to download an archive of activity include direct messages and other sensitive content.

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Twitter: Massive Hack Based on ‘Coordinated Social Engineering Attack,’ Full Extent Not Known

Multiple verified Twitter accounts fell victim to a widespread hack that aimed to scam Twitter users into sending Bitcoin to anonymous accounts, now reports claim that hackers gained access to the accounts with the help of Twitter employees, possibly in exchange for money. The company blamed a “coordinated social engineering attack,” which implies that Twitter employees were tricked into unwittingly helping the hackers.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 5: Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testifies during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Twitter's transparency and accountability, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day, Dorsey faced questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about how foreign …

Julian Assange Charged in Superseding Indictment

A federal grand jury has returned a second superseding indictment of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange with offenses related to Assange’s alleged role in one of the biggest compromises of classified information in U.S. history. The new indictment does not add charges against Assange, but broadens the scope of conspiracy of Assange’s alleged computer crimes against the government.

Julian Assange gestures to the media from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates court on April 11, 2019 in London, England. After weeks of speculation Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by Scotland Yard Police Officers inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in Central London this morning. Ecuador's President, …

Google Suffers Massive Spyware Breach of Chrome Browser

A recent report from Reuters alleges that a newly discovered and massive spyware effort attacked users of the Google Chrome web browser through browser extensions downloaded 32 million times. According to security expert Ben Johnson, “Anything that gets you into somebody’s browser or email or other sensitive areas would be a target for national espionage as well as organized crime.”

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Report: Hackers Linked to Vietnam Target Wuhan Government

Cybersecurity firm FireEye reported on Wednesday that a hacking group called APT32, which has been linked to the government of Vietnam, launched attacks on email accounts used by the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management and the city government of Wuhan, epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.

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