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The controversial NSO Group has sold hacking software to countries across the globe, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

World powers urged the global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW to hit Syria's brutal Assad regime with unprecedented sanctions

US imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels 10 Russian diplomats

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US imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels 10 Russian diplomats

More than 30 people have been sanctioned over allegations of electoral interference.

US to announce sanctions on Russia over hacking: media

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US to announce sanctions on Russia over hacking: media

The new measures will include the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the US, according to local media reports.

US: Putin approved operations to help Trump against Biden

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US: Putin approved operations to help Trump against Biden

A new report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has said that Vladimir Putin green lit operations to support Donald Trump’s ...

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LinkedIn China suspends new sign-ups to 'respect law'

Tech giants who refuse to comply with the smothering censorship laws have been blocked behind China's 'Great Firewall'

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Canada urged to investigate Saudi asylum seeker's mysterious return

Friends of Ahmed Alharby are worried the former regime critic was forced to return to Saudi Arabia.

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Biden orders masks, travel clampdown in war on Covid

New US President Joe Biden got to work on tackling the coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in power.

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Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this ...

Turkey probes WhatsApp following controversial privacy update

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Turkey probes WhatsApp following controversial privacy update

A controversial policy update by messaging service WhatsApp has prompted anger in Turkey where authorities are investigating a suspected breach ...

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Hackers hit Hezbollah lender Qard al-Hasan, leak accounts data

The Hezbollah-affiliated financial foundation was hacked by a group that has published what it claims to be leaked databases of lenders and ...

US court summons MbS, MbZ over Al-Jazeera reporter hacking

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US court summons MbS, MbZ over Al-Jazeera reporter hacking

The Lebanese journalist is suing Saudi and UAE rulers after her private photos were leaked in an alleged hack to smear campaign.

Iran-linked hacking group infiltrates Israeli cyber security firm

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Iran-linked hacking group infiltrates Israeli cyber security firm

Just days earlier, the Pay2Key group breached the systems of Israel Aerospace Industries.

Distributors 'wouldn't touch' Khashoggi documentary, director says

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Distributors 'wouldn't touch' Khashoggi documentary, director says

Bryan Fogel says media companies 'look the other way' when it comes to Saudi rights abuses.

'Abusive texts' sparked discovery of suspected UAE-Saudi Aljazeera <em>hack</em>

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'Abusive texts' sparked discovery of suspected UAE-Saudi Aljazeera hack

Al Jazeera’s IT team, who also examined the phone, found the same spyware on the phones of 35 other staff members.

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Tech giants join Facebook lawsuit against Israeli spyware company

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google have described NSO's spyware tools, revealed on Monday for their involvement in the hacking of Al-Jazeera journalists, as "powerful and dangerous".

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Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists hacked using Israeli spyware

A report from the Citizen Lab communications research group says that 36 Al-Jazeera employees and one Al-Araby TV journalist were targeted by a ...

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US planning to close last consulates in Russia

The US will close its consulate in the far eastern city of Vladivostok and suspend operations at its post in Yekaterinburg.

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Pompeo blames Russia for massive US cyberattack

US Secretary of State Pompeo has blamed Russia for a massive cyberattack on several US government agencies.

Trump Twitter account hacked, no charges: Dutch prosecutors

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Trump Twitter account hacked, no charges: Dutch prosecutors

A man reportedly broke into US President Donald Trump's Twitter account after 'guessing' his password.

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Israeli hacking firm says it can break into Signal

Israeli tech firm Cellebrite, which has been criticised for selling surveillance technology to authoritarian states, says it can now ...

Trump campaign website broken into by hackers

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Trump campaign website broken into by hackers

Hackers broke into Trump's campaign website saying 'he world has had enough of the fake-news spreaded daily by president donald j trump.'

US caught Iranian hackers through 'dumb mistake'

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US caught Iranian hackers through 'dumb mistake'

'Either they made a dumb mistake or wanted to get caught,' said an anonymous senior US government official.

Iran says cyber attack targeted country's ports

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Iran says cyber attack targeted country's ports

The cyber attacks targeting Iranian ports and another government institution have been blamed on the Islamic Republic's 'sworn enemies'.

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