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Twitter suspended 166,153 accounts for terrorism content in second-half of 2018

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Twitter is making headway in tackling online terrorism content on its platform as it suspended over 166,000 accounts in the second half of last...

Norsk Hydro expects cyber attack costs of nearly $52 mln in Q1

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Norsk Hydro said the March cyber attack that paralysed its computer networks would cost the aluminium maker up to 450 million Norwegian crowns ($52...

California synagogue shooting casts harsh light on mutual-fund darling Cloudflare

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The gunmen accused of attacking U.S. synagogues and New Zealand mosques over the past six months brewed their ideas on online hate sites, pulling...

Hamas shifts tactics in bitcoin fundraising, highlighting crypto risks

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The armed wing of Hamas is using increasingly complex methods of raising funds via bitcoin, researchers say, highlighting the difficulties regulators face in tracking...

Cyber expert credited with stopping ‘WannaCry’ attack admits malware charges

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A British cyber security researcher hailed as a hero for neutralizing the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack in 2017 has pleaded guilty to U.S. charges...

Belgian cybersecurity agency finds no threat from Huawei

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Belgium’s center for cybersecurity has found no evidence that telecoms equipment supplied by Huawei Technology could be used for spying. The agency, which reports to...

Bayer contains cyber attack it says bore Chinese hallmarks

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German drugmaker Bayer has contained a cyber attack it believes was hatched in China, the company said, highlighting the risk of data theft and...

Stellenbosch to host cyber warfare conference

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The Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA) at Stellenbosch University will be hosting an international cyber workshop later this month. This will...

NATO cyber command to be fully operational in 2023

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A new NATO military command centre to deter computer hackers should be fully staffed in 2023 and able to mount its own...

Work on South Africa’s cyber defence strategy in process

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Two of the top people in South Africa's defence and security establishment this week assured the country development of its national cyber defence strategy...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...