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Russia's Central Bank introduces new mandatory cyber-security regulations

Russia's Central Bank introduces new mandatory cyber-security regulations

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Russian banks will be faced with a whole range of new regulations, and penalties for non-compliance, when it comes to cyber-security, according to the country's Central Bank

IP Bill gets approval from terror laws watchdog

IP Bill gets approval from terror laws watchdog

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David Anderson QC, the UK anti-terror laws watchdog, has published a detailed report explaining why he is in favour of the Investigatory Powers Bill.

China launches first quantum satellite for "hack-proof" quantum comms

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China launched an orbital carrier rocket early Tuesday morning carrying the 'Micius' satellite, believed to be the world's first quantum satellite.

Email accounts of Hillary Clinton and 100+ Democratic officials hacked

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As the FBI investigation into the hack of the Democratic National Committee broadens, it is being reported that the private email accounts of Hillary Clinton and more than 100 Democratic officials also have been breached.

Israeli parliament recommends creation of national cyber-authority

Israeli parliament recommends creation of national cyber-authority

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The Israeli Knesset waits on the passage of a bill which would see the amalgamation of Israel's cyber-defences into one central authority

Oz banks seek Apple tech for mobile transactions, Apple says no

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A group of four banks in Australia want customers to be able to use the banks' own mobile apps when conducting financial transactions with Apple Pay.

Millions of Russians' personal data may be put at risk

Millions of Russians' personal data may be put at risk

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A planned national database of personal data on Russian citizens could become a magnet for criminal cyber-attacks warn analysts.

Groups oppose EU funding of Romanian intelligence agency's facial recognition data program

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European privacy groups have voiced opposition to a planned surveillance data project that would significantly expand the technology capabilities of Romania's domestic intelligence service.

DEF CON 24: US government retains dozens, not thousands, of zero-days

DEF CON 24: US government retains dozens, not thousands, of zero-days

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The number of vulnerabilities in the US federal government arsenal hovers in the dozens, Columbia University senior research scholar Jason Healey told a DEF CON 24 audience.

Senators push for Oversight hearing into Trump's Russia comments

Senators push for Oversight hearing into Trump's Russia comments

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US Senators asked Ted Cruz (R-TX) to hold a hearing that examines Donald Trump's Russia comments entreating Russia to "find the 30,000 emails that are missing."

Russians predict further attacks on Clinton's campaign HQ - immunity offered to hackers

Russians predict further attacks on Clinton's campaign HQ - immunity offered to hackers

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Russian hacking groups believed responsible for the Clinton hacks may not be the Russian state, but it appears they are condoned and even encouraged by some security agencies.

UAE 'VPN ban' creates confusion

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Increased fines for using VPN to commit criminal acts resulted in confusion over who can use VPN for what in the United Arab Emirates.

Arab-Americans join privacy groups in DNC anti-surveillance push

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An Arab-American policy organisation has joined with civil liberties and privacy groups to address domestic surveillance policies that target Arab American and American Muslim communities.

Trump's Russian interests and Guccifer 2.0

Trump's Russian interests and Guccifer 2.0

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A flood of information has emerged that connects GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump to a questionable cast of characters who are linked to Russian interests.

Foreign government requests for cyber-crime information up 44%

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Cyber-crime requests triple in three years as international agencies seek greater cooperation to combat the threat.

Proliferation of hacker culture helped keep Anonymous from being branded terrorist org

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How has Anonymous avoided being labeled as a terrorist group? That is a serious question that was proposed by an anthropologist during the HOPE Conference in New York City.

Google recieved record 4677 data requests in latest transparency report

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Google's latest transparency report displays a continued increase in data requests the company received from government authorities.

Turkey blocks access to WikiLeaks after 300K emails released

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Turkey blocked access to WikiLeaks after almost 300,000 emails from the Justice and Development Party (AKP Party) were released Tuesday.

Russia reports increase in cyber-attacks by Western special services

Russia reports increase in cyber-attacks by Western special services

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Just as Western governments are concerned about Chinese or Russian state hackers, the Kremlin worries that its government agencies are under increasing western attack, and is concerned about skill shortages in government.

IRM boss says government is to blame for cyber-skills gap

IRM boss says government is to blame for cyber-skills gap

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IRM CEO Charles White says the reason there is a cyber-skills gap in the UK is due to the onerous security checks imposed by government and its inability to introduce more appropriate procedures.

Russians deny responsibility for cyber-attacks on German parliament

Russians deny responsibility for cyber-attacks on German parliament

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Russian officials deny any state involvement in cyber-attacks on Geman parliament.

UK Cyber-security after Brexit: May not be as bad as it first appears

UK Cyber-security after Brexit: May not be as bad as it first appears

It's difficult to predict how the global and British economies will react to Brexit in the long run, however UK Cyber-security has every chance of staying in very good shape says Ilia Kolochenko.

Russian hackers access Trump files in DNC hack

Russian hackers access Trump files in DNC hack

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Russian government hackers apparently broke into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer system and accessed the party's entire database on Republican candidate Donald Trump.

What your business can learn from the Government's cyber-security policy

What your business can learn from the Government's cyber-security policy

Stuart Aston offers suggestions that an everyday business can learn from the Government and should consider when creating their own cyber-security protection framework

UK Parliament debates Snooper's Charter

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The legislation, also known as the Draft Data Communications Bill, would enlist UK-based companies to store a 12-month backlog of data about every individual.

State Dept. criticised for poor records management, Clinton broke rules, IG report says

State Dept. criticised for poor records management, Clinton broke rules, IG report says

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"Longstanding, systemic weaknesses" prevented the State Department from properly managing cyber-security risks, according to an IG report.

Apple rehires crypto legend Jon Callas

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Cryptology executive Jon Callas returned to Apple, following the FBI/Apple showdown this year.

GCHQ infosec group disclosed kernel privilege exploit to Apple

GCHQ infosec group disclosed kernel privilege exploit to Apple

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GCHQ's infosec unit CESG was credited with the discovery of two vulnerabilities that were patched by Apple last week.

Eastern Ukraine separatists seemingly targeted in Operation Groundbait APT

Eastern Ukraine separatists seemingly targeted in Operation Groundbait APT

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Researchers have discovered a malware-based APT dating back to 2008 that at least appears to target political enemies of Ukraine, including pro-Russia separatists in the disputed eastern region of the country.

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