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Websites hacked to mint crypto-cash

School, charity and file-sharing websites have been caught out by scammers who are using them to generate crypto-cash. Hackers have managed to install code on the sites that uses visitors’ computers to “mine” the cyber-currencies. One scan of the most popular websites found hundreds harbouring the malicious mining code. By getting lots of computers to join the networks, attackers can ...

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Film hack threat was a hoax – Disney

You may remember Disney’s boss revealing that hackers had threatened to leak one of the studio’s new films unless it paid a ransom. Bob Iger didn’t name the film, but it was thought to be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. But now Iger has told Yahoo Finance: “To our knowledge we were not hacked.” “We decided ...

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Hack attacks cut internet access in Liberia

Liberia has been repeatedly cut off from the internet by hackers targeting its only link to the global network. Recurrent attacks up to 3 November flooded the cable link with data, making net access intermittent. Researchers said the attacks showed hackers trying different ways to use massive networks of hijacked machines to overwhelm high-value targets. Experts said Liberia was attacked ...

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Attack on Yahoo hit 500 million users

Yahoo says hackers stole information from about 500 million users in 2014 in what appears to be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history. The breach included swathes of personal information, including names and emails, as well as “unencrypted security questions and answers”. It did not include any credit card data, the site said, adding it believed the attack was ...

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Carlos Tevez’s father freed after Argentina kidnapping

The father of Argentine football star Carlos Tevez has been freed after being kidnapped on the outskirts of Buenos Aires and held for eight hours. Segundo Tevez was taken by a group of men while driving his car in Moron, some 30km (20 miles) west of Argentina’s capital. Police said the Tevez family had received several calls from the men ...

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2014 World Cup: Di Santo chosen over in form Carlos Tevez

Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has not made the cut for Argentina’s World Cup squad, but former Blackburn and Wigan striker Franco Di Santo is going to Brazil. Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella named his provisional list of 30 players for the tournament in Brazil, which will be cut to 23, and their was no room for the former Manchester City, Mancester ...

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