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Hackers demanding bitcoin ransom attack Atlanta city computers

Hackers demanding bitcoin ransom attack Atlanta city computersHackers demanding ransom payable in bitcoin have attacked computers of the Atlanta city government in the southern US state of Georgia, officials say. The ransomware assault shut down multiple internal and external applications for the city, including apps that people use to pay bills and access court-related information, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told a news conference Thursday. A ransom note sent to the city gave instructions for paying to free up files encrypted by the hackers.



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Putin Tells Megyn Kelly Russia Will 'Never, Never' Extradite Accused Hackers to the United States

Putin Tells Megyn Kelly Russia Will 'Never, Never' Extradite Accused Hackers to the United StatesIn an exclusive interview with Megyn Kelly, Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the his government had nothing to do with any meddling in the 2016 election.



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Hackers Messaged Donald Trump With Former Fox News Hosts' Twitter Accounts

Hackers Messaged Donald Trump With Former Fox News Hosts' Twitter AccountsThe Twitter accounts of two former Fox News hosts were hacked on Tuesday, resulting in both of their feeds being filled with Turkish propaganda supporting the country’s controversial president.



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Hackers Steal $70 Million in Bitcoin

Hackers Steal $  70 Million in BitcoinIn a theft on the cryptocurrency-mining service NiceHash, hackers made off with nearly $ 70 million worth of Bitcoin.



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These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 Election

These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 ElectionThe Department of Homeland Security told told election officials in 21 states on Friday that Russian hackers attempted to access their voting systems in the 2016 election.



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N. Korea hackers 'suspected of stealing bitcoins'

N. Korea hackers 'suspected of stealing bitcoins'North Korea is suspected of intensifying cyber-attacks to steal virtual currency in order to obtain funds and avert tightening sanctions, according to security experts. North Korean hackers have mounted attacks on at least three South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges since May, security researcher FireEye said in a report Monday. Local news reports said that in May Yapizon had more than 3,800 bitcoins worth $ 15 million stolen — although FireEye said there were no clear indications of North Korean involvement in that case.



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North Korea-Linked Hackers Target US Defense Contractors

North Korea-Linked Hackers Target US Defense ContractorsHackers linked to the North Korean government have launched malware campaigns targeting defense industry companies working with the U.S. government.



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HBO Hackers Claim to Have ‘Game of Thrones’ Documents

HBO Hackers Claim to Have ‘Game of Thrones’ DocumentsHBO notified employees Monday that hackers targeted the company, and that the cyber attack “resulted in some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming.”



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Hackers breached defences of US voting machines in less than 90 minutes

Hackers breached defences of US voting machines in less than 90 minutesHackers competed to take control of US voting machines and overcame some of their security defences in less than 90 minutes. One hacking team at the DEF CON cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas ‘rick-roll’d’ a touchscreen voting machine so it played Rick Astley’s 1987 hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, and another contestant was able to gain full remote control of a notoriously weak device from his laptop. The results of the competition are likely to add to anxieties about the hacking of future US elections and about possible Russian interference in Donald Trump’s victory in November.



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Hackers Hack Voting Machines In Less Than Two Hours

Hackers Hack Voting Machines In Less Than Two HoursA hacker who broke into the machines in minutes, said he could turn the machine on and off, read the data stored in it and felt that he can even change the votes.



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