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Cryptoverse: Blockchain bridges fall into troubled waters

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Representations of cryptocurrency Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash plunge into water in this illustration taken, May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 9 (Reuters) – Another day, another hack – and another blockchain bridge burned. When thieves stole an estimated $190 million from......

U.S. Justice Department probing cyber breach of federal court records system

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WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a cyber breach involving the federal court records management system, the department’s top national security attorney told lawmakers on Thursday. Matt Olsen, head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, alluded to the threat of cyber attacks by foreign......

EXCLUSIVE EU found evidence employee phones compromised with spyware -letter

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July 27 (Reuters) – The European Union found evidence that smartphones used by some of its staff were compromised by an Israeli company’s spy software, the bloc’s top justice official said in a letter seen by Reuters. In a July 25 letter sent to European lawmaker Sophie in ‘t Veld,......

N.Korea denounces U.S. over Washington’s remarks on cryptocurrency stealing

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Representations of cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum, DogeCoin, Ripple, Litecoin are placed on PC motherboard in this illustration taken, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, July 23 (Reuters) – North Korea on Saturday condemned remarks by a senior White House official about Pyongyang’s......

TikTok’s Viral “W” Blush Hack Will Give You a Sunburnt Glow, Minus a Real Sunburn – E! Online

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When it comes to beauty, there are only a handful of rules that should never be broken. The main cardinal–and it’s probably one you’ve been scolded on before–is that sunscreen… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page –......

Alibaba shares post worst drop in a month after China data probe report

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SHANGHAI, July 15 (Reuters) – Shares in Alibaba Group (9988.HK)fell the most in a month on Friday, after the Wall Street Journal reported that the Chinese tech giant’s cloud division has been summoned by Shanghai authorities in connection with a theft of police data. An anonymous hacker had earlier this......

British Army’s Twitter and YouTube accounts restored after hack

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Army cadets take part in a parade during the Lord Mayor’s show in London, Britain November 13, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) – The British Army regained control of its Twitter and YouTube accounts on Sunday after they were......

WikiLeaks’ Assange lodges appeal against U.S. extradition

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LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange has appealed to the High Court in London to block his extradition to the United States to face criminal charges, his brother said on Friday, the latest step in his legal battle that has dragged on for more than a decade.......

Norway blames “pro-Russian group” for cyber attack

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OSLO, June 29 (Reuters) – A number of institutions in Norway have been subjected to a so-called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) cyber attack in the last 24 hours, the Norwegian NSM security authority said on Wednesday, blaming a “criminal pro-Russian group”. The attacks, which began overnight, targeted private and public institutions......

U.S. crypto firm Harmony hit by $100 million heist

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LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – U.S. crypto firm Harmony said on Friday that thieves stole around $100 million worth of digital coins from one of its key products, the latest in a string of cyber heists on a sector long targeted by hackers. Harmony develops blockchains for so-called decentralised finance......

$100 million worth of crypto has been stolen in another major hack

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here So-called blockchain bridges have become a prime target for hackers seeking to exploit vulnerabilities in the world of decentralized finance. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto | Getty Images Hackers have stolen $100 million in cryptocurrency from Horizon, a so-called blockchain bridge,......

Former Amazon employee convicted in Capital One hack

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Signage is displayed on the exterior of a Capital One Financial Corp. cafe branch in Walnut Creek, California, U.S., on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Bloomberg | Getty Images A former Amazon Web Services employee was convicted of hacking into Capital......

Putin asserts strong, sovereign Russia against sanctions ‘blitzkrieg’

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Participants gather near a screen showing Russian President Vladimir Putin, who delivers a speech at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register President accuses West of denying Russia its sovereign rights Speech......

WikiLeaks’ founder Assange vows to fight extradition from UK to United States

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UK’s Patel approves extradition request Assange has 14 days to appeal Assange’s wife says dark day for press freedom Australia says case has dragged on too long LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – The wife of Julian Assange vowed to fight using every possible legal avenue after British Home Secretary Priti......

Mexico-based church leader pleads guilty to sexually abusing 3 children

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LOS ANGELES, June 3 (Reuters) – The head of a Mexico-based evangelical megachurch that claims about 5 million followers worldwide pleaded guilty on Friday to felony counts of sexually abusing three children, California state prosecutors announced on Friday. The guilty plea was entered in court by Nasson Joaquin Garcia, leader......

Israeli private detective used Indian hackers in job for Russian oligarchs -court filing

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The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC), which is operated by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons, is pictured in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., December 8, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 27 (Reuters) – An Israeli private investigator currently in U.S. custody......

EXCLUSIVE Russian hackers are linked to new Brexit leak website, Google says

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WASHINGTON/LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – A new website that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain’s exit from the European Union is tied to Russian hackers, according to a Google cybersecurity official and the former head of UK foreign intelligence. The website – titled “Very English Coop d’Etat”......

Putin promises to bolster Russia’s IT security in face of cyber attacks

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May 20 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the number of cyber attacks on Russia by foreign “state structures” had increased several times over and that Russia must bolster its cyber defences by reducing the use of foreign software and hardware. The websites of many state-owned companies......

Italy prevents pro-Russian hacker attacks during Eurovision contest

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Spectators watch the final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy, May 14, 2022. REUTERS/Yara Nardi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MILAN, May 15 (Reuters) – Italian police thwarted hacker attacks by pro-Russian groups during the May 10 semi-final and Saturday final of the......

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