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Government officials around globe targeted for hacking through WhatsApp

11 November, 2019 11:23 am 11:23 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior government officials in multiple US-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp to take over users’ phones, according to people familiar with the messaging company’s investigation. Sources familiar with WhatsApp’s internal investigation into the breach said a “significant” portion of the known victims are … Read More

Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones vulnerable to hacking: researchers

08 August, 2018 9:07 am 9:07 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Samsung’s Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that has put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. The Galaxy S7 and other smartphones made by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd were previously thought to be immune … Read More

Two Romanian men arrested in India for alleged hacking of ATM accounts

08 August, 2018 8:24 am 8:24 am

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Two Romanian nationals were arrested in New Delhi on suspicion of hacking into the accounts of more than 300 ATM users across India, police said. The men are believed to have stolen about three million rupees ($44,000) from ATMs in the eastern city of Kolkata alone and the total amount could … Read More

Southeast Asia seek cybersecurity deal with Russia after series of hacks

08 August, 2018 9:23 am 9:23 am

SINGAPORE/MANILA (Reuters) – Southeast Asian nations hope to strike a joint agreement on cybersecurity in coming days with Russia, accused by the United States of meddling in its elections, after a series of high-profile hacks in the region. The draft of a document seen by Reuters discusses formalizing an agreement with Russia. It is set … Read More