Cybersecurity

The Swiss government is offering bug bounties of up to CHF 50,000 (around $50,000) to anyone who can expose vulnerabilities in its internet-based e-voting system in a test later this month.

Swiss e-voting trial offers $150,000 in bug bounties to hackers

The Swiss government is offering bug bounties of up to CHF 50,000 (around $50,000) to anyone who can expose vulnerabilities in its internet-based e-voting system in a test later this month.
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Cryptocurrency trader dies with password to £110m clients’ investments

Canada’s leading cryptocurrency exchange company has said it cannot repay $190m (£110m) to clients because its founder died with their passwords.

Man jailed for hacking into bank’s network system

A Federal High Court sitting in Jos on Thursday sentenced a Jos-based businessman, Mr Ibrahim Suleiman, to five years imprisonment for hacking into the system of the now-defunct First Inland Bank Plc.
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Bulgaria extradites Russian hacker to US

Bulgaria has extradited a Russian indicted by a US court for mounting a complex hacking scheme to the United States, the Russian embassy in Washington said on Saturday.
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Apple’s Tim Cook calls for privacy bill with right to delete data

Apple chief executive Tim Cook called on US lawmakers Thursday to pass privacy legislation enabling consumers to see and delete their harvested online personal data from a central clearinghouse.

Facebook removes 364 pages linked to Russian news agency

Facebook has removed 364 pages and accounts linked to employees of Russian news agency Sputnik from its platform.
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APC alleges official website hacked

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has raised alarm over the hacking of its official website, apc.com.ng, adding that it found unauthorized content on the site.
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German student admits to data hack that hit Angela Merkel, others

A student has confessed to one of Germany’s biggest data breaches, police said on Tuesday, ending the mystery of who hacked Angela Merkel and other public figures, but doing little to ease the embarrassment of cyber security authorities.
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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.
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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.

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US Senator Schumer calls for security probe into Russia’s FaceApp

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