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Hackers Stole Millions Through South Korean Bitcoin Exchange

The hackers attacked Bithumb, a South Korean Bitcoin Exchange with thousands of users. The personal data of more than 30,000 customers were stolen through an employee's private computer. The hack took place in February, but Bithumb discovered the digital burglary only on

Global ransomware attack causes turmoil

British advertising agency WPP is among those to say its IT systems have been disrupted as a consequence, according to the BBC. The virus, the source of which is not yet known, freezes the user's computer until a ransom in untraceable Bitcoin

Ukrainian banks, electricity firm hit by fresh cyber attack

The latest disruptions follow a spate of hacking attempts on state websites in late-2016 and repeated attacks on Ukraine's power grid that prompted security chiefs to call for improved cyber defences, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Reuters. The central bank said an "unknown

Reurters: Hackers hit Russian bank customers, planned international cyber raids

Their campaign raised a relatively small sum by cyber-crime standards - more than 50 million roubles ($892,000) - but they had also obtained more sophisticated malicious software for a modest monthly fee to go after the clients of banks in France and

Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets

Using trademark garbled English, the Shadow Brokers group said in an online statement that, from June, it will begin releasing software to anyone willing to pay for access to some of the tech world's biggest commercial secrets, Joinfo.com reports with reference to

Hackers stole upcoming ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ for ransom, Disney chief says

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed Monday that hackers claiming to have access to a Disney movie threatened to release it unless the studio paid a ransom, Joinfo.com reports with reference to The Hollywood Reporter. Iger didn't disclose the name of the film, but

Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating – Europol

He told the BBC the act was "unprecedented in its scale" and warned more people could find themselves affected on Monday morning. The virus took control of users' files, demanding payments; Russia and the UK were among the worst-hit countries. Experts say

Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries

Computers in thousands of locations have been locked by a programme that demands $300 (£230) in Bitcoin, Joinfo.com reports with reference to the BBC. In April hackers known as The Shadow Brokers claimed to have stolen the tools and released them online. Microsoft

French election: Macron’s presidential campaign hacked

The document dump happened Friday night, less than 48 hours before the country votes in the final round of the presidential election, which pits the independent centrist Macron against the far-right Marine Le Pen, according to CNN. The files were released

Russian hackers ‘target’ French presidential candidate Macron

Phishing emails, malware and fake net domains were all being used as attack techniques, said Feike Hacquebord, from security company Trend Micro, according to the BBC. The attackers are believed to be part of the same group that targeted the US election. Russia