Hacking

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Senate backlash to public hearing threshold – as it happened
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Stephanie Convery and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

27, Sep, 2022 @8:52 AM

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Alleged Optus hacker apologises for data breach and drops ransom threat
Online account claims it published records of 10,000 customers and threatened to release more before change of heart

Josh Taylor and Ben Butler

27, Sep, 2022 @8:39 AM

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Purported Optus hacker releases 10,000 records including email addresses from defence and prime minister’s office
Optus CEO says federal police are ‘all over’ post with ultimatum demanding $1m within four days after massive data breach

Natasha May and Josh Taylor

27, Sep, 2022 @1:32 AM

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Grand Theft Auto VI will have female playable character, leak confirms
Video and images posted online as hacker also threatens to leak source code for Grand Theft Auto V and VI

Keza MacDonald

19, Sep, 2022 @4:57 PM

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US charges Iran trio with orchestrating vast hacking and extortion scheme
Men allegedly tried to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from groups in US including domestic violence shelter

Guardian staff and agency

14, Sep, 2022 @6:37 PM

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British judge rules dissident can sue Saudi Arabia for Pegasus hacking
Ghanem Almasarir’s victory opens way for other hacking victims in UK to bring cases against foreign governments

Stephanie Kirchgaessner

19, Aug, 2022 @6:43 PM

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Apple security flaw ‘actively exploited’ by hackers to fully control devices
Users of iPhone, iPad and Mac advised to update software to secure them against vulnerability

Alex Hern

19, Aug, 2022 @12:44 AM

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Spyware is huge threat to global human rights and democracy, expert warns
Cybersecurity expert Ron Deibert to testify to Canadian MPs about troubling spread of invasive surveillance tools

Leyland Cecco

09, Aug, 2022 @12:16 PM

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Facebook shut me out of the page for our local cooking school
We had more than 2,500 followers, then suddenly the page was disabled and we have no idea why

Zoe Wood

08, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Ballot papers for Tory leadership vote delayed after security concerns
The National Cyber Security Centre advised of a hacking risk to online voting by party members

Nadeem Badshah

02, Aug, 2022 @10:05 PM

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Brisbane teenager built spyware used by domestic violence perpetrators across world, police allege
Jacob Wayne John Keen, 24, is alleged to have created hacking tool when 15 years old and sold it to more than 14,500 people

Michael McGowan

30, Jul, 2022 @5:33 AM

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Neopets security breach: users’ data reportedly stolen
Virtual pet site launches investigation but has not confirmed the scale of the alleged breach, amid reports hacker has taken database with user details

Samantha Lock

22, Jul, 2022 @6:10 AM

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