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MoneyTaker hackers reportedly steal £7.5m from ATMs

Russian-speaking hackers are suspected of stealing nearly $10m (£7.5m) from 20 companies in Russia, the UK and US. The MoneyTaker group removed overdraft limits on debit cards and took money from cash machines, according to a report by cybersecurity firm Group-IB. It also stole documentation for technology used by more than 200 banks in the US and Latin America. The documents ...

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Millions ‘stolen’ in NiceHash Bitcoin heist

“Highly professional” hackers made off with around 4,700 Bitcoin from a leading mining service, a Bitcoin exchange has said. The value of Bitcoin is currently extremely volatile, but at the time of writing, the amount stolen was worth approximately $80m. The hacked service was NiceHash, a Slovenia-based mining exchange. It said it was working hard to recover the Bitcoin for ...

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African hackers now using sophisticated approaches – Consultant 

Mr Mike Komla Etchi, Managing Consultant of Delta3 International, an Informational Security Advisory Company, has said cybercrime in Africa has moved from a 419 scam to much more sophisticated approaches. He said most of the attacker’s still rely on poor security habits of the public to succeed in their operations. Mr Etchi told the GNA in an interview on the ...

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Russian Fancy Bear hackers’ UK link revealed

When Russia’s most notorious hackers hired servers from a UK-registered company, they left a trove of clues behind, the BBC has discovered. The hackers used the computers to attack the German parliament, hijack traffic meant for a Nigerian government website and target Apple devices. The company, Crookservers, had claimed to be based in Oldham for a time. It says it ...

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Hackers breach top plastic surgery clinic

A high-profile plastic surgery clinic has said it is “horrified” after hackers allegedly stole data during a cyber-attack. London Bridge Plastic Surgery (LBPS) said its IT experts and police found evidence of the breach. A group claiming to be behind the breach said it had “terabytes” of data, the Daily Beast news site reported. The Metropolitan Police is investigating the attack. The ...

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22 UPSA students expelled for manipulating grades

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), has dismissed 22 final year students for hacking into the university’s grading system. The students were found to have paid an individual to hack into the university’s database, to manipulate their grades for the 2015/2016 academic year. The dismissed students reportedly paid between to GHc 2,000 to GHc 4,000, to have their grades ...

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Russian man pleads guilty over $500m malware scam

A Russian man faces up to 10 years in jail for spreading a computer virus that cost victims more than $500m (£401m). Mark Vartanyan, 29, developed and distributed the Citadel Trojan, which lets criminals steal bank account details and hold files to ransom. US prosecutors said it had infected about 11 million computers worldwide. He pleaded guilty to one count ...

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Teenagers to help stop hackers

Schoolchildren in England will be offered lessons in cyber security in a bid to find the experts of the future to defend the UK from attacks. It is hoped 5,700 pupils aged 14 and over will spend up to four hours a week on the subject in a five-year pilot. Classroom and online teaching, “real-world challenges” and work experience will ...

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Microsoft to fix Windows flaw exploited by hackers

Microsoft said Tuesday that it will issue a fix next week for a Windows vulnerability it says is being exploited by hackers linked to Russia’s government. The company said in a blog post that it would release the fix November 8 as part of its normal patch cycle, adding that a well-known hacking group was already using the newly discovered ...

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Cholera won’t stop spreading if you don’t change – FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority says a change in Ghanaian attitudes towards personal hygiene and the environment will halt the spread of cholera. According to the Head of the Animal Products and Biosafety Department of the Kofi Essel, people continue to live in poor sanitary conditions in spite of numerous educational campaigns on sanitation and personal hygiene. “Personally, we need to ...

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