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    US to Charge Iranian Hackers for Cyber Attacks Against Banks Sources

    The Obama administration is expected to blame Iranian hackers as soon as Thursday for a coordinated campaign of cyber attacks in 2012 and 2013 on several US banks and a New York dam, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters. The Justice Department has prepared an indictment against about a half-dozen Iranians, said the […]

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    Bangladesh Bank Hack Missing Cyber Crime Expert Found

    A Bangladeshi cyber crime expert who went missing while he was assisting a police investigation into an attempted $951 million (roughly Rs. 6,363 crores) electronic theft from the central bank’s computers, returned home early on Wednesday, his wife said. Tanveer Hassan Zoha disappeared last Thursday, two days after he accompanied special police to the offices […]

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    Google’s Cloud Business Nabs Home Depot as Client

    Google Inc, long an also-ran in cloud services, has scored an important victory in its effort to win corporate clients: Home Depot is moving some of its data to Google’s cloud. The deal, flagged Tuesday by Google executive Greg DeMichillie in a briefing and expected to be announced formally on Wednesday, highlights the momentum Google […]

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    ‘Syrian Electronic Army’ Members Face Hacking Charges

    US authorities Tuesday unveiled criminal charges against three members of the so-called “Syrian Electronic Army,” which gained notoriety for hacking into news media outlets and making bogus social media posts. The Justice Departments said criminal indictments named Ahmad Umar Agha, 22; Firas Dardar, 27; and Peter Romar, 36, all Syrian nationals. Arrest warrants were issued […]

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    Agartala Becomes India’s Third Internet Gateway

    Agartala on Wednesday became India’s third Internet gateway after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladeshi Premier Sheikh Hasina inaugurated an Internet connectivity project between the two South Asian neighbours. “Leasing of international bandwidth for Internet at Akhaura to Agartala will allow people of Tripura to avail more reliable net connectivity,” external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas […]

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    Sri Lanka Gets Google Street View Imagery

    Internet giant Google on Tuesday announced that its popular Street View feature for Sri Lanka is active and available on Google Maps. The launch brings the total number of countries where Street View is available to 76. “We are delighted to bring imagery of Sri Lanka to Street View on Google Maps” said Helena Lersch, […]

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    Infibeam’s $80 Million IPO Fully Subscribed

    Indian online retailer Infibeam Incorporation’s $80 million initial public offering (IPO) attracted thin demand from institutional investors, just selling the total number of shares on offer in the country’s first e-commerce listing. The company, which makes money through its e-commerce portal and also license technology for bricks-and-mortar chains to set up their own sales websites, […]

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    Adele’s Personal Photos Stolen in Latest Celebrity Hack

    Several personal photographs of the singer Adele were stolen and then distributed online by a hacker, leaving the 27-year old celebrity furious, according to a report. The major security breach occurred after her boyfriend Simon Konecki’s email was allegedly hacked into. From here, photos of her five-month ultrasound scan, a selfie of the singer while […]

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    FBI to Help Track Bangladesh Bank Hackers

    The FBI has agreed to help Bangladesh investigate an audacious $81 million theft from the nation’s foreign reserves, authorities said Sunday, days after the finance minister accused central bank officials of complicity in the heist. A FBI official in Dhaka met with representatives from Bangladesh’s Criminal Investigation Department and offered to assist with the investigation […]