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Russian hackers 'targeting UK energy sector'

Russian hackers 'targeting UK energy sector'

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Russia has attempted to attack the UK's media, telecommunications and energy sectors, an intelligence chief has said.Ciaran Martin, the chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre, a part of GCHQ, said the UK is facing "two significant groups of threats in cyberspace": hostile states and rampant criminality."The Prime Minister sent Russia a clear message on Monday night - we know what you are doing, and you will not succeed," Mr Martin said at a meeting held in London on Wednesday.Theresa May accused Russia of "seeking to weaponise information" as she accused Moscow of meddling in elections and hacking Denmark's defence ministry and the German parliament.She also accused Moscow of "deploying its state-run media organisations to plant fake stories and photo-shopped images in an at...
Sloppy old code leaves banks at risk to hackers

Sloppy old code leaves banks at risk to hackers

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Old and sloppily written code is exposing businesses to hackers, new research has warned, with the financial sector at the highest risk.After reviewing more than 278 million lines of code in 1,388 applications worldwide, researchers have found 1.3 million weaknesses which could allow hackers to take advantage of corporate systems.Research by software company CAST found that financial services institutions had the worst code, according to a benchmark called the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE).CWE is a repository of known security weaknesses hackers could take advantage of and covers software architecture as well as the code itself.Software in the financial sector has the most coding mistakes and non-secure coding practices for every thousand lines of code in its applications - its CWE den...
Hackers fool iPhone X Face ID with simple mask

Hackers fool iPhone X Face ID with simple mask

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Cybersecurity researchers have claimed they can fool the iPhone X's Face ID feature with a simple mask.Face ID allows iPhone X users to unlock their phone just by looking at it.Reviews of the phone widely noted issues with the feature, which uses infrared light to map users' faces and unlock the phone when the correct owner is looking at it.Now, hackers at Vietnamese cybersecurity firm Bkav say that the biometric security feature is less secure than Apple has suggested - and claimed to have fooled it with a mask made from $ 150 (£114) in supplies.Back in 2016, the FBI paid more than $ 1m to a non-government party to hack into the phone of the San Bernadino shooter.Bkav's claims come despite Apple's statement that the engineering team had collaborated with "professional mask makers and mak
AP finds hackers hijacked at least 195 Trump web addresses

AP finds hackers hijacked at least 195 Trump web addresses

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Four years ago, well before the furor over allegations Moscow meddled in the 2016 election that put Donald Trump in the White House, at least 195 web addresses belonging to Trump, his family or his business empire were hijacked by hackers possibly operating out of Russia, The Associated Press has learned. The Trump Organization denied the domain names were ever compromised. But a review of internet records by the AP and cybersecurity experts shows otherwise. And it was not until this past week, after the Trump camp was asked about it by the AP, that the last of the tampered-with addresses were repaired. After the hack, computer users who visited the Trump-related addresses were unwittingly redirected to servers in St. Petersburg, Russia, that cybersecurity experts said contained malicious...
North Korean hackers 'stole warship blueprints'

North Korean hackers 'stole warship blueprints'

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North Korean hackers have stolen classified blueprints for warships and submarines, it has been claimed.They accessed and stole roughly 40,000 documents after penetrating the computer systems of Daewoo Shipbuilding last year, according to a South Korean politician who attended an intelligence briefing.Kyeong Dae-soo, a member of the main opposition party in the National Assembly, was informed of the hack by the South Korean Defence Ministry and other military agencies.Among the reportedly stolen information was roughly 60 classified documents describing weapons systems and test data for submarines and destroyers.Mr Kyung said: "We are almost 100% certain that North Korean hackers were behind the hacking and stole the company's sensitive documents."A spokesperson for Daewoo Shipbuilding sai...