Russian hackers focused on 21 electorates
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But failed to do much good 

Homeland Security says that it has found evidence that Russian hackers targeted 21 US state election systems in the 2016 presidential race –  a small number were breached but there was no evidence any votes were manipulated.

Trump orders companies to stop hackers with management report
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That fixes that problem


President Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump has signed an executive order which he thinks will keep hackers from making America Grate again.

FCC refuses to provide proof of hack
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Did it even happen?


The FCC is getting a bit of bad press for refusing to reveal details of an alleged DDoS hack which caused its site to crash.

Hackers nick Pirates movie
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Demand ransom

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger has warned that hackers have nicked a soon-to-be-released movie and are demanding a ransom, which the company is refusing to pay.

Russian hackers took down the Pentagon last year
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Only just finding out about it now

Russian hackers working for Tsar Putin took down the US Pentagon in 2015 in a hack which caused a secret revamp of systems.

Windows 10 impresses hackers
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Pity about the personal privacy

While Microsoft has been attacked for its insane upgrading policy and tendency to collect a little too much personal data, Black Hat hackers say it is a tougher nut to crack.

Nigerian spam scammers infect themselves with malware
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Send your bank account details to save them

A group of Nigerian scammers might have accidently infected themselves with the same malware they want their victims to download.

Saudi Araba nearly bought Italian hackers
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Don't have a state hacking system? Buy one

There was a sharp intake of breath over the weekend when it was revealed that the Saudi Arabian government came close to buying control of the notorious Italian surveillance software company Hacking Team for $42 million – apparently with the assistance of the US.

South Korea nuclear plant had low risk worms
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Splashes out on Mebendazole

South Korean has found that a low-risk computer "worm" had been removed from devices connected to some nuclear plant control systems.

State Hackers used commercial software
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Hit European and Israeli military sites

A state inspired hacking campaign against military targets in Israel and Europe misused security-testing software to cover its tracks and enhance its capability.