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Facebook said it disrupted efforts by hackers in China to spy on supporters of the Uyghur minority living abroad.

Kati Piri routinely angered Ankara with her criticism of alleged Turkish rights violations.

Iran used phone apps to spy on Kurdish activists

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Iran used phone apps to spy on Kurdish activists

Iran have used phone apps, games, and wallpaper to spy on users.

Iranian users of Signal messaging service say app blocked

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Iranian users of Signal messaging service say app blocked

Many Iranians migrated to the app after Whatsapp updated its privacy policy in January.

Israeli <em>hackers</em> pledge to catch Iranian <em>hackers</em> amid cyber-attacks

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Israeli hackers pledge to catch Iranian hackers amid cyber-attacks

The group of 'Israeli cyber activists', who refer to themselves as 972Ops, have pledged to track the Iranian hackers who launched ...

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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 borrowers.

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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.

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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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Pompeo blames Russia for massive US cyberattack

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

US government confirms cyberattack

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US government confirms cyberattack

The US government confirmed that its computer networks had been hit by a cyberattack, as The Washington Post reported at least two departments ...

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Iranian hackers 'accessed voter data', US claims

Hacking activities attributed to Tehran have succeeded in obtaining voter information in "some" US states, American security agencies said ahead ...

Trump campaign website broken into by <em>hackers</em>

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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 ...

US caught Iranian <em>hackers</em> 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.

US officials link Iran to voter intimidation emails

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US officials link Iran to voter intimidation emails

The activities attributed to Tehran mark a significant escalation for a country some cybersecurity experts regard as a second-rate player in ...

Iran <em>hackers</em> 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

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Iran hackers 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

The reports point to major technological strides for Iran's cyberespionage capabilities.

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Men accused of hacking US websites in Soleimani retaliation

Two Iranians have been indicted on hacking charges after several US websites were flooded with pro-Iran messages.

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Iran says US vote hack allegation 'absurd'

The US 'is in no place to make such absurd claims,' Iran's state media said following Microsoft's allegations that US presidential campaigns had ...

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UK judge refuses plea to dismiss new Assange allegations

Lawyers for Julian Assange failed to persuade a British judge to throw out new US allegations against him, as he resumed his fight to avoid ...

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Iranian hackers claim major attack on Israeli railway system

An Iranian hacker group has claimed responsibility for a major cyberattack affecting 28 railway stations in Israel, in the latest in a series of ...

India passes 1 million Covid-19 cases

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India passes 1 million Covid-19 cases

India has become the third country to surpass one million Covid-19 cases.

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Lebanese journalist hits back at misogynistic 'Saudi-linked' smear campaign

Ghada Oueiss has said she was targeted for presenting reports critical of powerful Arab royals.

<em>Hackers</em> upload porn to Sudanese religious affairs ministry site

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Hackers upload porn to Sudanese religious affairs ministry site

The Sudanese religious affairs ministry has announced that it has been hit by a cyber-attack where hackers uploaded pornographic videos ...

Amnesty sounds alarm over Bahrain, Kuwait coronavirus tracking apps

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Amnesty sounds alarm over Bahrain, Kuwait coronavirus tracking apps

Highly invasive and unjustified surveillance tools are being used by Kuwaiti and Bahraini authorities to tackle Covid-19, Amnesty warned on ...

To protect journalists, move Twitter's UAE office to Tunisia

Yasser Abu Hilala

To protect journalists, move Twitter's UAE office to Tunisia

Comment: To protect Twitter and its users, immediately relocate Twitter's regional office to Tunisia, the only democratic country in the Arab ...

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