State backed hackers

EU sanctions Russian intelligence, North Korean, Chinese firms over alleged cyberattacks

The EU has imposed travel and financial sanctions on a section of Russia’s military intelligence service and on business entities from North Korea and China over their involv...


Over 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid the hackers

More than 1,000 employees and contractors at Twitter, as of earlier this year, had access to tools that could change user account settings and hand control over others, two former ...

State backed hackers

US accuses two Chinese nationals of hacking spree

The US Justice Department has indicted two Chinese nationals over their role in what the agency called a decade-long cyber espionage campaign that targeted defence contractors, cor...


Focus falls on bitcoin trail in race to identify Twitter hackers

Hackers who targeted some of Twitter’s top users to reap bitcoin worth $120,000 have likely left digital footprints that could offer clues for law enforcement agencies invest...


History of hacks on social media platforms

The hack of Twitter that compromised the accounts of prominent including US presidential candidate Joe Biden and former US President Barack Obama was one of the most dramatic of th...


Twitter hacking spree alarms experts concerned about the platform’s security

The extraordinary hacking spree that hit Twitter earlier, leading it to briefly muzzle some of its most widely followed accounts, is drawing questions about the platform’s se...


Twitter silences verified accounts after wave of hacks

Some of the highest profile accounts on Twitter have been hijacked, with some of the platform’s top voices including those of US presidential candidate Joe Biden, former US P...


Indian IT business spied on politicians and investors worldwide

A little-known Indian IT firm offered its hacking services to help clients spy on more than 10,000 Email accounts over a period of seven years.


Report slams CIA cybersecurity after hacking tool leak

Many of the CIA’s most sensitive hacking tools were so poorly secured that it was only when WikiLeaks published them online in 2017 that the agency realised they had been com...


The NSA warns of ongoing Russian hacking campaign against US systems

The US National Security Agency has warned government partners and private companies about a Russian hacking operation that uses a special intrusion technique to target operating s...

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The Red Cross urges halt to cyber-attacks on healthcare sector amid pandemic

The Red Cross called for an end to cyber-attacks on healthcare and medical research facilities during the coronavirus pandemic, in a letter published and signed by a group of polit...


Financial gain trumps espionage as top motivator in cyber attacks: report

Money trumped spying as the top motivator for data breaches last year, according to Verizon’s annual report on cyber crimes published on Tuesday. 


US accuses China-linked hackers of stealing coronavirus research

China-linked hackers are breaking into American organisations carrying out research into COVID-19, US officials said, warning both scientists and public health officials to be on t...


Italy’s social security website hit by major cyber attack

Computer hackers have attacked Italy’s social security website, forcing it to shut down on Wednesday just as people were starting to apply for coronavirus benefits, the head ...