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Iranian hackers charged for cyberattack on US, Israeli medical experts

The US-based security company Proofpoint said a group of Iranian hackers targeted American and Israeli senior medical professionals, the company’s report said. The TA453 group, also called Charming Kitten and Phosphorus, launched a credential phishing campaign targeting senior medical professionals specializing in genetic, neurology, and oncology research. Phishing is considered …

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Russia to censor, block YouTube, Facebook, Google

Russian lawmakers on Wednesday moved a step closer to allowing regulators to block Internet platforms like Facebook and YouTube if they are deemed to have censored content produced by Russians. Russia’s lower house of parliament, which passed draft legislation in a third reading, said in a media release that authorities …

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US accuses Iranian hackers with election tampering through death threats

U.S. security agencies said on Wednesday they had highly credible information indicating that Iranian cyber actors were responsible for creating a website earlier this month featuring death threats aimed at U.S. election officials. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Homeland Security Department’s Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency said in …

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Israeli hacking company in trouble with software giants, charged with Qatar and Khashoggi crises

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google on Monday joined Facebook’s legal battle against hacking company NSO, filing an amicus brief in federal court that warned that the Israeli firm’s tools were “powerful, and dangerous.” The brief, filed before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, opens up a …

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US charges Iranian tech firms with hacking

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced charges against three Iranians over allegations they stole information from aerospace and satellite technology firms on behalf of the Islamic republic’s Revolutionary Guards. The indictments follow a flurry of recent actions against alleged Iranian cyber spies including the announcement, earlier on Thursday, …

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Biden campaign early victim of Russian hackers

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) recently alerted one of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s main election campaign advisory firms that it had been targeted by suspected Russian state-backed hackers, according to three people briefed on the matter. The hacking attempts targeted staff at Washington-based SKDKnickerbocker, a campaign strategy and communications firm working …

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Turkey, Iran roundly designated as top Arab threat

It is necessary to implement a unified Arab policy towards Turkey’s destructive actions in the Arab region, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Wednesday during his Arab League ministerial committee meeting. Shoukry said Turkey’s practices and interference in multiple Arab countries’ internal affairs shape threats against the Arab national security. …

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Edward Snowden may earn presidential pardon

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is considering a pardon for Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor – now living in Russia – whose spectacular leaks shook the U.S. intelligence community in 2013. The Republican president’s comments followed an interview (here) Trump gave to the New …

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Secure micro-processors pioneered in Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi, NYUAD, researchers have designed a Co-processor for Partially Homomorphic Encrypted Execution, CoPHEE, a microprocessor that provides support for data privacy using cryptography. The project is led by NYUAD Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Michail Maniatakos, with contributors including research engineers at NYUAD’s Centre for Cyber …

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Free public WiFi is hackers’ playground

Picture this. It’s a Friday morning and you’re hanging out at your favourite beachfront cafe or your neighbourhood public park. While sipping on your latte or relaxing after a 5-km run, you catch up on all the emails and social media chatter you couldn’t quite grasp during your busy week …

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Russia Busts Crypto Miners at Secret Nuclear Weapons Lab

Russia’s still debating laws on cryptocurrencies, but engineers at a top-secret nuclear lab were already busy mining them, authorities said. The Scientific Research Institute for Experimental Physics, where the first Soviet nuclear weapon was produced in 1949, Friday reported “an attempt at unauthorized use of the institutes’s equipment for personal …

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Raytheon forms new subsidiary in the UAE

US-based defence company Raytheon announced on Thursday that it has formed Raytheon Emirates, a new, wholly-owned subsidiary incorporated and headquartered in Abu Dhabi. The development comes as the firm marked its 30-year anniversary of partnership with the UAE.     Through partnerships with government, industry and academia, Raytheon is committed to …

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Swiss Prosecutors Conduct Spying Investigation Over Iran Talks

BERLIN – Swiss prosecutors say they are conducting an espionage investigation amid suspicions that Swiss hotels hosting talks on Iran’s nuclear program have been targeted in a cyber-spying campaign. Kaspersky, a cybersecurity firm, said this week it uncovered the campaign and that the malware was so sophisticated it must have …

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