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By the looks of the stash of files that the hackers stole and encrypted, Sepa will have months of work ahead to try to recover important documents and spreadsheets from backups and rebuild their records.

Cyber criminals publish more than 4,000 stolen Sepa files

The public body had about 1.2GB of data stolen from its digital systems on Christmas Eve.

Russia: Better ties with US up to Joe Biden

The United States recently blamed Kremlin-backed hackers for a massive cyberattack that breached government institutions, adding to a long list of grievances plaguing ties between the former Cold War rivals.
Email security provider Mimecast said on Tuesday that hackers had hijacked its products in order to spy on its customers.

Hackers hijacked email security firm Mimecast to spy on customers

The company said it had been alerted to the attack by investigators at Microsoft and that “a sophisticated threat actor” had compromised the certificate used to guard connections between its products and Microsoft’s cloud services.
One of the US’s leading cybersecurity firms, FireEye, says it’s been hacked by a state-sponsored attacker. Hackers targeted and accessed the firm’s so-called Red Team tools, which it uses to test customer security and find vulnerabilities.

US intelligence task force accuses Russia of cyber-hack

President Trump had previously suggested China might have been behind the hack, although other members of his administration had pointed the finger at Moscow.
Microsoft is offering hackers up to $100,000 if they can break the security of the company’s custom Linux OS. The software giant built a compact and custom version of Linux last year for its Azure Sphere OS.

Microsoft says Russians accessed account ‘used to view source code’ in Solorigate hack

Microsoft security researchers said today that Russian hackers managed to access more of its network than the company originally believed. However, the company emphasized that even in this case it still did not detect any damage to its systems.
(FILES) A file photo taken on July 1, 2010 shows the US multinational technology company Apple logo displayed on the facade of the Apple store, near the Opera Garnier in Paris, two days prior to its public opening.(Photo by BERTRAND LANGLOIS - AFP)

Apple loses copyright infringement claims against security startup

A federal judge in Florida on Tuesday dismissed Apple’s copyright infringement claims against a Florida startup whose software helps security researchers find vulnerabilities in Apple products including the iPhone.
Microsoft is offering hackers up to $100,000 if they can break the security of the company’s custom Linux OS. The software giant built a compact and custom version of Linux last year for its Azure Sphere OS.

Microsoft found malicious SolarWinds software in its systems

Microsoft said on Thursday it found malicious software in its systems related to a massive hacking campaign disclosed by U.S. officials this week, adding a top technology target to a growing list of attacked government agencies.
Microsoft president Brad Smith warned that the wide-ranging hack of the SolarWinds’ Orion IT software is “ongoing,” and that investigations reveal “an attack that is remarkable for its scope, sophistication and impact.”

Microsoft chief sounds alarm on ‘ongoing’ SolarWinds hack

Microsoft president Brad Smith warned that the wide-ranging hack of the SolarWinds’ Orion IT software is “ongoing,” and that investigations reveal “an attack that is remarkable for its scope, sophistication and impact.” The breach targeted several US government agencies and is believed to have been carried out by Russian nation-state hackers.
FILE PHOTO - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference in Athens, Greece, October 26, 2020. REUTERS-Costas Baltas-File Photo

Russia dismisses media reports outing Alexei Navalny’s alleged poisoners as ‘amusing’ reading

Russia on Wednesday rejected the findings of a joint media investigation that said it had identified Russian state security assassins behind the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, describing it as an “amusing” read.
The U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments, alongside other government agencies have been targeted by hackers, several media reports indicated on Sunday.

U.S. treasury, others under cyberattacks by hackers

The U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments, alongside other government agencies have been targeted by hackers, several media reports indicated on Sunday.
The headquarters of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), is seen in London, Britain, April 25, 2017. REUTERS-Hannah McKay-File Photo

Hackers steal Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine data in Europe – companies

U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said on Wednesday that regulation documents related to their development of a COVID-19 vaccine had been “unlawfully accessed” in a cyberattack on Europe’s medicines regulator.
One of the US’s leading cybersecurity firms, FireEye, says it’s been hacked by a state-sponsored attacker. Hackers targeted and accessed the firm’s so-called Red Team tools, which it uses to test customer security and find vulnerabilities.

FireEye cybersecurity tools compromised in state-sponsored attack

One of the US’s leading cybersecurity firms, FireEye, says it’s been hacked by a state-sponsored attacker. Hackers targeted and accessed the firm’s so-called Red Team tools, which it uses to test customer security and find vulnerabilities. Now there’s concern that the hackers could release these tools publicly or use them to attack others, though there is no evidence that this has happened yet. FireEye says that it does not believe any customer information was taken.
Manchester United fans are planning a mass walkout in the next home game against Wolves on February 1st, as reported in The Mirror.

Hackers attack Manchester United, ask for ransom

According to the 'Daily Mail', a group of computer experts have entered into the system of Manchester United and have asked for a ransom, of which the sum is unknown, to stop attacking and controlling the data.
Manchester United will offer supporters refunds for the remaining games of this season should the games not go ahead due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Manchester United attacked by cyber criminals

Manchester United have been hit by a cyber attack on their systems but say they are not “currently aware of any breach of personal data associated with our fans and customers”.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the U.S. economy following a briefing with economic advisers in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 16, 2020. REUTERS-Kevin Lamarque

Joe Biden to focus on coronavirus as Donald Trump pushes to overturn election

President-elect Joe Biden will meet with healthcare workers on the front lines of the raging coronavirus health crisis in a virtual event on Wednesday, while President Donald Trump faces further legal hurdles to overturn his election loss.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Russia may be wishing to see his Democratic rival Joe Biden emerge victorious on Election Day.

Hackers steal $2.3 million from Republican party

Hackers reportedly stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party just weeks before the election using a scheme involving manipulated invoices, the Associated Press reports. The group noted the theft on October 22nd; Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt says that the FBI is currently investigating the case.
A security researcher claims he hacked President Donald Trump’s Twitter account earlier this month, guessing that his password was “maga2020!” and possibly posting a tweet where Trump appeared to take a satirical article seriously.

Twitter, White House deny claims that researcher hacked Donald Trump’s account

A security researcher claims he hacked President Donald Trump’s Twitter account earlier this month, guessing that his password was “maga2020!” and possibly posting a tweet where Trump appeared to take a satirical article seriously. Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant and magazine Vrij Nederland reported the news earlier today, citing screenshots and interviews with the researcher, Victor Gevers.
China is conducting clinical trials of 11 vaccines against the coronavirus disease, four of which are in phase 3, the country’s Science and Technology Minister Wang Zhigang said on Friday.

China testing 11 virus vaccines, four undergoing stage three trials

China is conducting clinical trials of 11 vaccines against the coronavirus disease, four of which are in phase 3, the country’s Science and Technology Minister Wang Zhigang said on Friday. “At the moment, 11 vaccines...

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