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20-year-old suspect held over massive German politician data hack

German police said on Tuesday they have arrested a 20-year-old suspect in the case of private data stolen from hundreds of politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, and published online.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

Massive data leak targets German officials, including Angela Merkel

Private data stolen from hundreds of German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have been released online, the government said Friday.
The Los Angeles Times was one of the newspapers affected by a cyber-attack. Frederic Brown-AFP-Getty Images

Report: Cyberattack hits US newspaper deliveries

A malware attack that appears to have originated outside the US delayed the hardcopy distribution of several major newspapers, according to a report.
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Hacker steals data on 1,000 North Korean defectors in South

Personal information of nearly 1,000 North Koreans who defected to South Korea has been leaked after unknown hackers got access to a resettlement agency’s database, South Korean Unification Ministry said on Friday.
Gavin Williamson

Britain voices ‘grave’ concerns over China’s Huawei

British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has warned of his “very deep concerns” about Chinese technology giant Huawei being involved in the use of 5G on Britain’s mobile network, The Times reported Thursday.
US accuses two Chinese nationals of carrying out extensive hacking campaign on behalf of China's intelligence agency.

US indicts hackers ‘working for Chinese spy agency’

The two, identified as Zhu Hua and Zhang Jianguo, worked in China to hack into computers to steal intellectual property and confidential business and technological data, according to an indictment, unsealed on Thursday.
US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin waits for an executive order signing event for the “White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council ” in the Roosevelt Room of the White House December 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

US hits Russian intelligence, troll farm with fresh sanctions

The US Treasury hit 15 members of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency with sanctions Wednesday over their alleged roles in interference in the 2016 presidential election and hacking the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Twitter said it discovered suspicious traffic to a customer-support forum [Lars Niki-Getty Images]

Twitter detects ‘unusual activity’ from China and Saudi Arabia

Twitter Inc shares fell almost 7 percent after the company said it was investigating unusual traffic that it said might be from state-sponsored hackers.

Dan Manjang: Cybercrime can be curbed if offenders are quickly punished

Dan Manjang, Plateau State Commissioner for Science and Technology, says cybercrime within the country can only be curbed if offenders are apprehended and quickly punished.

Amazon leaks users’ names and emails in ‘technical error’

Amazon declined to comment on how many users have been affected, and the only way to know if your email address has been exposed is by receiving one of the company’s surprisingly brief emails.

Central bank: Electronic fraud will hit N6.1 trillion by 2021

Mr Sunday Salam-Alada, Director, Consumer Protection Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said electronic fraud losses in the banking system are projected to reach N6.1 trillion by 2021.

51 states pledge support for global cybersecurity rules

Fifty-one states, including all EU members, have pledged their support for a new international agreement to set standards on cyberweapons and the use of the internet, the French government said Monday.
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North Korea-linked hackers stole tens of millions from ATMs across the world

Hackers with links to the North Korean government used sophisticated trojan malware dubbed “Trojan.Fastcash” to steal tens of millions of dollars from ATMs across Asia and Africa, according to a new report from the cybersecurity firm Symantec.

eNigeria: Federal government urged to enact laws to tackle cyber-crimes

Dr Aamo Iorliam, a startup entrepreneur and Managing Director of Aamorise Information Technologies Limited, has urged the Federal Government to enact laws that will tackle cyber-crimes.

Interswitch, Microsoft, partner to pioneer Blockchain Technology in Nigeria

Interswitch Group, a Pan-African integrated digital payments and commerce company, in partnership with Microsoft, has announced the launch of its innovative blockchain-based supply chain financing service.

NCC initiates measures to secure Nigeria’s cyber space against attacks

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has initiated the establishment of Internet Industry Code of Practice as part of measures to secure Nigeria’s cyber space against cyber threats and attacks.

US monitoring for possible foreign election interference

The U.S. government is monitoring for possible foreign interference in the upcoming congressional elections and is prepared to sanction any company or individual involved in such activity, a senior intelligence official said.

Experts: Africa needs to beef up cyber security urgently

Africa is being increasingly targeted by hackers and must invest in cyber security, industry leaders said at the third Africa Cyber Security Conference closing on Friday in Ivory Coast.

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