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Britain's May asks G7 to back moves to tackle internet extremism

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:18:08 -0400

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge the world's major industrialized nations on Friday to unite to force technology companies to tackle "extremist material" and stop militants who are moving their fight "from the battlefield to the internet".(image)

Exclusive: Website builder in talks with buyout firms -sources

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:41:08 -0400

(Reuters) - Group Inc, a U.S. provider of internet domain name registration that also helps businesses build websites, is in talks with private equity firms after receiving takeover approaches, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.(image)

China police arrest 44 in $140 million online scam

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:14:20 -0400

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's police have arrested 44 people over a scam which saw many as 93,000 people contribute start-up capital to "unfreeze" assets smuggled overseas when the Nationalist government was overthrown in 1949, police authorities said late on Thursday.(image)

Hackers sought to discredit Russian opposition leader: researchers

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:37:57 -0400

TORONTO/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Hackers sought to discredit leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny in a disinformation campaign that implied he was working with a U.S. government group, Canadian cyber researchers said on Thursday.(image)

Coinbase suffers outages amid bitcoin surge

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:41:09 -0400

(Reuters) - Coinbase said on Thursday it suffered outages this week as the bitcoin exchange saw "unprecedented traffic and trading," with the digital currency hitting record levels.(image)

Vietnam-linked hackers likely targeting Philippines over South China Sea dispute: FireEye

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:49:22 -0400

MANILA (Reuters) - Hackers linked with Vietnam's government are likely targeting Philippine state agencies to gather intelligence related to the maritime dispute in the South China Sea, cybersecurity company FireEye said on Thursday.(image)

Newly discovered vulnerability raises fears of another WannaCry

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:51:03 -0400

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cybersecurity researchers said on Thursday.(image)

Exclusive: Wannacry hits Russian postal service, exposes wider security shortcomings

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:49:59 -0400

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's postal service was hit by Wannacry ransomware last week and some of its computers are still down, three employees in Moscow said, the latest sign of weaknesses that have made the country a major victim of the global extortion campaign.(image)

Wikipedia can pursue NSA surveillance lawsuit: U.S. appeals court

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:53:32 -0400

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a Wikipedia lawsuit that challenges a U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) program of mass online surveillance, and claims that the government unconstitutionally invades people's privacy rights.(image)

Gulf rift reopens as Qatar decries hacked comments by emir

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:52:16 -0400

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar got into a war of words with some Gulf Arab allies on Wednesday after it said hackers had posted fake remarks by its emir against U.S. foreign policy, but their state-run media reported the comments anyway.(image)