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Twitter CEO account hacked, tweets by text halted

Washington, United States | AFP |  Twitter on Wednesday halted users’ ability to fire off tweets via text messages as it seeks to fix a vulnerability that led to CEO Jack Dorsey’s account being hijacked. Dorsey last week was the target of so-called “SIM swap” fraud, which enables a hacker …

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Assange: a decade of stunning leaks of US secrets

Washington, United States | AFP | The US government has regarded WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a dangerous national security threat ever since he and his organization opened a decade-long effort to expose US secrets — from military files to embarrassing Democratic Party emails during the 2016 election. But Assange’s …

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Massive data leak targets German officials including Merkel

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Private data stolen from hundreds of German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have been released online, the government said Friday. The information, which comprised home addresses, mobile phone numbers, letters, invoices and copies of identity documents, was published via Twitter in December but inexplicably only …

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Gabon official websites hacked: Anonymous group

Libreville, Gabon | AFP | The Anonymous hackers collective on Sunday claimed it hacked into more than 70 Gabon government websites, as part of what it called a campaign against dictatorships. Government sites including the ministries of communications and the civil service were inaccessible on Sunday, as were the websites …

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Japan orders Facebook to improve data protection

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | The Japanese government on Monday ordered Facebook to improve protection of users’ personal information following data breaches affecting tens of millions of people worldwide. Facebook said early this month that hackers accessed the personal data of 29 million users in a breach at the world’s …

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Facebook says hackers accessed data of 29 mn users

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Facebook said Friday that hackers accessed personal data of 29 million users in a breach at the world’s leading social network disclosed late last month. The company had originally said up to 50 million accounts were affected in a cyberattack that exploited a …

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US, Britain warn of Russian campaign to hack networks

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Russian government-sponsored hackers are compromising the key hardware of government and business computer networks like routers and firewalls, giving them virtual control of data flows, Britain and the United States warned Monday. The operation was “to support espionage, extract intellectual property, maintain persistent access to …

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