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Pakistani banks hit by biggest cyber attack in country’s history

Data of 19,864 cards from 22 banks dumped for sale on the dark web

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November 6, 2018


Cyberattack ‘ongoing’ against German government network

NEWS DESK: The German government’s IT network is under an “ongoing” cyberattack, the parliamentary committee on intelligence affairs said Thursday, without confirming a media report that Russian hackers were behind the assault, reported AFP. “It is a real cyberattack on parts of the government system. It’s an ongoing process, an ongoing attack,” said Armin Schuster,…

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March 2, 2018


‘Game of Thrones’ script leaked after HBO hack

HBO said Monday its network was victimized by a cyberattack, and media reports said the hack resulted in the leak of a script of the popular series “Games of Thrones” and content from other productions. A statement by the Time Warner-owned TV group said a “cyber incident” resulted in “the compromise of proprietary information,” and…

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August 1, 2017


Organisations hit by global cyberattack

NEW YORK: A huge range of organisations around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack, described by the EU’s law enforcement agency as “unprecedented”. Here are some of the most prominent victims, from Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) to French carmaker Renault and the Russian interior ministry. – NHS – The British…

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May 14, 2017


Manhunt for hackers behind global cyberattack

LONDON: International investigators hunted Saturday for those behind an unprecedented cyber-attack that affected systems in dozens of countries, including at banks, hospitals and government agencies, as security experts sought to contain the fallout. The assault, which began Friday and was being described as the biggest-ever cyber ransom attack, struck state agencies and major companies around…

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May 14, 2017


Fast-moving cyberattacks wreak havoc worldwide

NEW YORK: A fast-moving wave of cyberattacks swept the globe Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency. The attacks — which experts said affected dozens of countries — used a technique known as ransomware that locks users’ files unless they pay the attackers a designated sum in…

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May 13, 2017


Sony reaches settlement over 2014 security breach

LAGUNA BEACH: Sony has reached a settlement in a US court to pay $8 million to employees affected by a massive cyberattack, officials said Tuesday. The settlement deal struck this week calls for payments of up to $10,000 to employees whose personal data was stolen. Sony will also pay for data protection and legal costs…

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October 21, 2015


WikiLeaks dumps 276,000 more documents from Sony hack

LOS ANGELES: WikiLeaks  released 276,394 new documents from the hack of Sony Pictures in what could be a further embarrassment for the Japanese media and electronics group. The new release adds to more than 30,000 documents published by WikiLeaks in April. Both groups of documents can be searched on the WikiLeaks page. The news was…

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June 18, 2015


US coding site GitHub disrupted by cyberattack

NEW YORK: U.S. coding site GitHub said it was deflecting most of the traffic from a days-long cyberattack that had caused intermittent outages for the social coding site, with the Wall Street Journal citing China as the source of the attack. “Eighty-seven hours in, our mitigation is deflecting most attack traffic,” the GitHub Status account…

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March 30, 2015


Script of new Bond film stolen in Sony attack

LOS ANGELES: Early villains have emerged in the next James Bond film “SPECTRE”: hackers who stole a version of the screenplay as part of a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures. Producers of the James Bond films said they learned on Saturday morning that an early version of the “SPECTRE” script was among material stolen and…

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December 13, 2014


Former US officials fend off simulated cyberattack

WASHINGTON: Former top US officials staged a digital doomsday simulation on Tuesday in which a huge cyberattack crashes cellphone networks, slows Web traffic to a crawl and plunges major cities into darkness. Dubbed “Cyber ShockWave,” the elaborate exercise was held in a Washington hotel room transformed for the day into the White House Situation Room,…

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February 17, 2010

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