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Six arrested in UK and Netherlands over £22m cryptocurrency theft

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By David Mercer, news reporter Six people have been arrested over the theft of more than £22m worth of cryptocurrency, police in the UK and Netherlands have said. Five men and a woman were detained after search warrants were executed at homes in the South West of England, Amsterdam and Rotterdam on Tuesday morning. The Read More

Illinois says it’s prepared for another election hack

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To most people, the mundane sound of typing on a computer keyboard does not have any special significance. But in the computer server room of the Sangamon County, Ill., Board of Elections, the tapping signals the defense of our democracy. The county’s computers, like those in state and local election offices across the country, are the Read More

KPMG fined $50 million for using stolen data, exam fraud: U.S. SEC

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – KPMG LLP has agreed to pay a $50 million fine over allegations former staffers used stolen information to alter some of the accounting firm’s previous audit work and cheated on training exams, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A KPMG logo is seen on their downtown office Read More

Tech Tent: Facebook’s deepfake dilemma

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In a video on Instagram this week, Mark Zuckerberg confessed to controlling the stolen data of billions of people and said he owed it all to an organisation called Spectre. The video was of course faked, and on this week’s Tech Tent we examine the dilemma it posed for Instagram’s owner Facebook. Stream the latest Read More

IBM, Walmart, Merck in blockchain collaboration with FDA

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FILE PHOTO: The Walmart logo in New York, U.S., May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – IBM, Merck and Walmart have been chosen for a U.S. Food and Drug Administration pilot program that will explore using blockchain technology to improve the security of prescription drug supply and distribution. The companies said they would work Read More

Tens of thousands of images stolen in US border hack

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Images of tens of thousands of people crossing the US border with Mexico have been stolen in a major hack, the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has said. The breach, which affected the network of a sub-contractor, also saw photos of vehicle licence plates stolen, said the CBP. It said fewer than 100,000 people Read More

TalkTalk hacker Daniel Kelley sentenced to four years

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A man who was involved in a major hack attack of telecoms firm TalkTalk has been sentenced to four years’ detention. Daniel Kelley, 22, from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, pleaded guilty in 2016 to 11 charges including involvement in the attack where the personal data of more than 150,000 customers was stolen. Kelley will serve his sentence Read More

US elections in 2020 need massive overhaul to protect them, security experts argue

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A sweeping overhaul of America’s electoral infrastructure is needed in order to prevent foreign interference as the 2020 elections loom, a group of security researchers has concluded. Former Facebook chief security officer Nick Stamos – who witnessed the sinister social media campaign orchestrated by Russian agents against America – and his colleagues at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Read More