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Syrian Electronic Army hacker suspects charged

The US has named and charged three men it believes were involved in cyber-attacks carried out by a group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army. The organisation hijacked prominent social media accounts and defaced and blocked access to websites. Two of the men are also accused of extortion. One of the suspects – Peter Romar… Continue reading Syrian Electronic Army hacker suspects charged

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The battery charger that makes you run… and run.. and run

There’s growing anger among the supporters of Ampy, a Kickstarter-funded wearable battery charger which promised to “power your devices from your motion” but has been described by disappointed investors as “a deadweight” and “an overpriced brick”. It highlights the risk of investing in product ideas before they have actually launched. Ampy says the complaints are… Continue reading The battery charger that makes you run… and run.. and run

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Three US hospitals hit by ransomware

The IT systems of three US hospitals have been infected with ransomware, which encrypts vital files and demands money to unlock them. The systems, at Kentucky Methodist Hospital and Chino Valley Medical Center and Desert Valley Hospital, California, are now running normally again. None of the hospitals is believed to have paid the ransom. And… Continue reading Three US hospitals hit by ransomware

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Israel’s Cellebrite linked to FBI’s iPhone hack attempt

An Israeli cybersecurity firm is under pressure to reveal its involvement in efforts to extract data from an iPhone. The FBI said on Monday that it might have found a way to deal with the password lock set by killer Syed Rizwan Farook, who was behind an attack in San Bernardino, California, in December. An… Continue reading Israel’s Cellebrite linked to FBI’s iPhone hack attempt