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British Airways apologises after 380,000 customers hit in cyber attack

British Airways (BA) was forced to apologise on Friday after the credit card details of hundreds of thousands of its customers were stolen over a two-week period in the worst ever attack on its website and app.

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

British Airways said that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings between August 21 and September 5 had been stolen in a data breach involving 380,000 bank cards.

Data theft: British Airways vows to compensate customers

British Airways will pay compensation to customers whose data was stolen in a “sophisticated” and “malicious” hacking attack, its boss said Friday.
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Russia warns Google against election meddling

Russia on Tuesday said it has officially warned US internet giant Google against meddling in next Sunday’s local elections by posting opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s videos calling for mass protests.
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UAE used Israeli spyware ‘to hack’ phones belonging to opponents

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) used Israeli spyware to hack into phones belonging to political and regional rivals, as well as members of the media, emails obtained by the New York Times appear to show.

Israel pledges to assist Nigeria tackle cyber crimes, security

Israel on Wednesday pledged to assist Nigeria in tackling cyber crime and Homeland Security (HLS) using modern technology.
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Donald Trump, without evidence, blames China for hacking Hillary Clinton emails

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter early on Wednesday China hacked the emails of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton but did not offer any evidence or further information.
FILE PHOTO: Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration picture, February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Hackers target smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies

Has your smartphone suddenly slowed down, warmed up and the battery drained down for no apparent reason? If so, it may have been hijacked to mine cryptocurrencies.

Microsoft takes down six phishing domains linked to Russian election hackers

Microsoft has seized six phishing domains that belong to Russian government hackers, the company announced today. The domains were registered by Russia’s GRU intelligence agency, which is also alleged to have stolen and leaked emails from the Clinton campaign in 2016.

Microsoft: Russian hackers targeted Republican groups

Hackers linked to Russia’s government tried to target the websites of two right-wing U.S. think-tanks, suggesting they were broadening their attacks in the build-up to November elections, Microsoft said.

Police nab suspects after $87 million cryptocurrency theft

Chinese police have arrested three suspects alleged to have stolen assets worth 600 million yuan ($87m) through hacking, state media reported Sunday, as cyber criminals target holders of bitcoin and other virtual currencies.
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Nigerian convicted of hacking in US, to be sentenced Oct 22

In a press release on Monday, the prosecutors said that 34-year-old Olayinka Olaniyi and his accomplice, 29-year-old Damilola Solomon Ibiwoye ran several phishing scams targeting employees at US colleges and universities, including Georgia Tech and the University of Virginia, reports US’ Ledger Enquirer.

FBI: Cyber criminals planning to hack ATMs globally

Banks have been warned of an imminent threat that their cash machines could be mass-hacked by cyber criminals.
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US jury finds Nigerian guilty of hacking

A jury in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, has found a Nigerian guilty on federal charges related to hacking universities.
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11-year-old boy hacks into replica US vote website in 10 minutes

An 11-year-old boy managed to hack into a replica of Florida’s election results website in 10 minutes and change names and tallies during a hackers convention, organisers said, stoking concerns about security ahead of nationwide votes.
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US man arrested in alleged multi-state SIM card hacking ring

Florida authorities made an arrest last month in an alleged multi-state SIM card hacking ring, the latest in a series of similar incidents.
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WhatsApp messages can be manipulated by hackers – researchers

Researchers at Israeli cybersecurity firm said Wednesday they had found a flaw in WhatsApp that could allow hackers to modify and send fake messages in the popular social messaging app.
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US Democratic candidates told to ditch Huawei and ZTE devices

The Democratic National Committee warned party candidates running in November elections not to use devices made by Chinese telecommunications companies ZTE and Huawei Technologies because they pose a security risk, a Democratic source said on Friday.

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Four men hack into bank database, steal N1 billion from customers’ account

Four suspected hackers were arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing the sum N1billion from accounts belonging to customers of First City Monumental Bank (FCMB).

Gossip magazine loses appeal over topless pictures of Princess Kate

French Gossip Magazine Closer lost its appeal on Wednesday against hefty fines issued over topless pictures it published of Kate, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge.

Iraq slams death sentence on ISIS deputy chief

An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced to death on terror charges a prominent jihadist described as a deputy of Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after he was captured in Turkey.

Keystone Bank sued for alleged non-remittance of $17 million to TSA

An Abuja-based lawyer, Johnmary Jideobi, has sued Keystone Bank for alleged violation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy.

Commercial motorcyclist sexually assault stepdaughter

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered the remand of a commercial motorcyclist, Joseph Igwe, at the Kirikiri prison, for alleged sexual assault on his 14-year-old stepdaughter.