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Facebook removes ‘inauthentic’ networks spanning 8 nations

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Facebook on Friday said it has dismantled seven separate networks of fake accounts and pages on its platform that were active in Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt,...

QAnon received earlier boost from Russian accounts on Twitter, archives show

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Russian government-backed social media accounts nurtured the QAnon conspiracy theory in its infancy, earlier than previously reported, according to interviews with current and former...

Russian hackers targeted California, Indiana Democratic parties

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The group of Russian hackers accused of meddling in the 2016 US presidential election earlier this year targeted the email accounts of Democratic state...

ISS: Africa can’t risk a major maritime cyber attack

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Cyber attacks against African maritime infrastructure threaten the continent’s recovery from COVID-19 and its long-term development and security aspirations. According to maritime cyber defence...

ISS: When digital vigilantism turns into cybercrime

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Press reports surrounding the beheading of a French school teacher in Paris on 16 October have revealed that both he and his school were...

National Guard called in to thwart cyberattack in Louisiana weeks before election

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The Louisiana National Guard was called in to stop a series of cyberattacks aimed at small government offices across the state in recent weeks,...

Senior US official accuses China of aiding North Korea cyber thefts

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A senior US justice official accused China on Thursday of helping North Korea launder money from massive cyber thefts it has carried out to...

UK to enforce sanctions on Russian GRU officers over cyber attacks on Germany

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Britain will enforce asset freezes and travel bans against two officers from Russia’s military intelligence agency (GRU) and one of its units responsible for...

India’s Dr Reddy’s isolates data center services after cyberattack

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Indian drugmaker Dr Reddy's Laboratories said on Thursday it had isolated all its data center services as a preventive measure following a cyberattack. Shares of...

Microsoft disables most of cybercriminals’ control over massive computer network

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Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it had disabled more than 90% of the machines used by a gang of Russian-speaking cyber criminals to control...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...
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