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Hackers hit global telecoms companies in espionage campaign

Hackers have broken into the systems of more than a dozen global telecoms companies and taken large amounts of personal and corporate data, researchers from a cyber security company said on Tuesday, identifying links to previous Chinese cyber-espionage campaigns.
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Iran: US cyber attack unsuccessful

An Iranian minister said Monday that the US was unsuccessful in its cyber attacks against Iran this week after Tehran downed an American surveillance drone.
Swedish programmer Ola Bini talks to reporters after he was freed in Quito, Ecuador, June 20, 2019. The Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had been held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking.

Ecuador ends ‘arbitrary’ detention of Swede linked to Julian Assange

An Ecuador court ordered the release Thursday of a Swedish national who has ties to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and who was accused of computer hacking, because his detention was deemed “arbitrary.”

Kaspersky: Nigeria children spend more time on video sites

Children in Nigeria spend more time than others in over 10 countries watching videos and listening to music online, the latest report by a global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky Lab, has shown.
The question of whether or not Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States is still unanswered after a London court ruled today that the WikiLeaks founder will face a five-day hearing on the matter in 2020.

Julian Assange’s extradition to the US will be decided by the UK courts in...

The question of whether or not Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States is still unanswered after a London court ruled today that the WikiLeaks founder will face a five-day hearing on the matter in 2020.
Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app.

Facebook’s cryptocurrency to debut next week backed by Visa, Mastercard, Uber, and others

These companies include major financial organizations like Visa and Mastercard, and internet darlings like PayPal, Uber, Stripe, and Booking.com. Each will invest around $10 million to fund development of the currency, and will become part of the Libra Association, an independent consortium that will govern the digital coin independently of Facebook.

Telegram blames China for ‘powerful DDoS attack’ during Hong Kong protests

As well as using encrypted messaging apps, Bloomberg notes that protesters in Hong Kong are also covering their faces to avoid facial recognition systems. They’re also avoiding the use of public transit cards that can link location to identities.

Telegram cyber attack timed to coincide with Hong Kong protests

Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets of the Chinese-ruled city in recent days to protest against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to the mainland to stand trial.
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Report: Facebook’s new cryptocurrency may launch this month

Facebook will announce a new cryptocurrency this month, according to a report by The Information. Facebook employees who work on the project, called Libra, can choose to be paid in the cryptocurrency token instead of hard cash, the report says. Previous reports have suggested that a global launch would happen next year.

Cyber crime: NCC to establish internet industry code of practice

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will establish “Internet Industry Code of Practice” for service providers in the country to mitigate the effects of cyber crimes on broadband consumers.
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Google, WhatsApp, Apple slam GCHQ proposal to snoop on encrypted chats

A group of 47 companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft, and WhatsApp have strongly criticized a proposal by the UK intelligence agency GCHQ to eavesdrop on encrypted messages.
A pedestrian walks past a Huawei product stand at an EE telecommunications shop in central London on April 29, 2019. – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China’s Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to build the UK 5G network, information that was leaked to a newspaper from top secret discussions between senior ministers and security officials, a leak that has caused a scandal that has rocked Britain’s splintered government. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)

Donald Trump expected to sign order paving way for US telecoms ban on Huawei

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order this week barring U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms posing a national security risk, paving the way for a ban on doing business with China’s Huawei, three U.S. officials familiar with the plan told Reuters.
A Europol-led police operation has arrested three people who allegedly ran the Wall Street Market, supposedly the world’s second-largest “dark web” marketplace.

Police take down massive dark web marketplace in Germany

A Europol-led police operation has arrested three people who allegedly ran the Wall Street Market, supposedly the world’s second-largest “dark web” marketplace. Authorities also seized the site’s servers and more than €550,000 (around $615,000) in cash, plus Bitcoin and Monero “in six-digit amounts,” which could add up to a huge sum.

Digital security experts task microfinance banks on web security

Chert Systems Solutions, a provider of digital security technologies, on Tuesday urged major microfinance banks in the country to understand the basics of web security and the ethical ways of hacking.
A Software Engineer, Gabriel Duke, says inventions which are Intellectual Property (IP) impact everyday life and protecting the rights of the inventions is very vital.

ICT expert tasks government, coys, individuals on security of inventions

A Software Engineer, Gabriel Duke, says inventions which are Intellectual Property (IP) impact everyday life and protecting the rights of the inventions is very vital.
Russian hackers recently attacked a number of US embassies around the world by emailing malicious attachments disguised as official State Department documents to officials, according to a new report from Check Point Research.

New York Times investigates China’s surveillance-state exports

Ecuador’s intelligence agency has access to a vast Chinese-made surveillance system which could be used to spy on its country’s citizens, a report from The New York Times has discovered.
Russian hackers recently attacked a number of US embassies around the world by emailing malicious attachments disguised as official State Department documents to officials, according to a new report from Check Point Research.

Report: Russian hackers targeting US embassies

Russian hackers recently attacked a number of US embassies around the world by emailing malicious attachments disguised as official State Department documents to officials, according to a new report from Check Point Research.
British electrical engineering student Lauri Love successfully appeal a decision to extradite him to United States. Love was accused of hacking into US government agencies, including the Federal Reserve, NASA and the US Army [Dan Kitwood-Getty Images]

Lauri Love: Julian Assange has been put on sacrificial alter

A British citizen with Asperger's syndrome who was accused of hacking into US government agencies and had faced extradition said Julian Assange has been put on the "sacrificial alter", as he warned that the WikiLeaks founder's arrest could have a damaging effect on press freedom.

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