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U.S. indicts Russians in hacking of nuclear company Westinghouse

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday charged seven Russian intelligence officers with conspiring to hack computers and steal data from the nuclear energy company Westinghouse Electric Co as well as anti-doping watchdogs, sporting federations and an international agency probing the use of chemical weapons.


Gangs, states and ‘geeks’ behind Canada cyberattacks: minister

Cyberattacks on Canadian government computers by what a minister described as gangsters, rogue states and “geeks in basements” are on the rise, but are also failing more, according to a report.


Canada cyber-spy agency expects hacktivist attacks in 2019 vote

Canada's electronic spy agency said it was "very likely" that hackers will try to influence Canada's 2019 elections and it planned to advise political parties next week on how to guard against cyber threats.


Hackers and a data-driven world, from 41 years ago

For many, science fiction is the literature of prophecy. I tend to disagree. I like to think of it as the literature of ideas, mostly about our future but not necessarily restricted to it.


US cyber attacks hit Twitter, Netflix, other top websites

Washington (AFP) - Successive cyber attacks took large portions of the internet off line on Friday, rendering major companies including Twitter and Netflix inaccessible to millions of users in the United States and elsewhere.


Hacking of DNC raises fears of cyberattack on US election

Can the US election be hacked?


Bitcoin finds room in small funds; large institutions still on sidelines

Digital currency bitcoin has found favour among smaller investors, thanks to the availability of funds designed to invest in it, but remains a niche among the larger investing community.

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Cabin smoke forces Delta plane to make emergency landing at Narita Airport

TOKYO: A Delta aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing after take-off at the Narita Airport in Chiba Prefecture, Japan after smoke was detected in the plane's cabin, China's Xinhua news agency reported Saturday.


US federal agencies refuse to testify about OPM hack

Officials from the US government's personnel agency unexpectedly refused to attend a closed-door congressional briefing on their handling of a massive computer breach that affected more than 22 million federal workers.