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May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014

Iranian hackers use fake Facebook accounts to spy on U.S., others

BOSTON, May 29 (Reuters) – In an unprecedented, three-year
cyber espionage campaign, Iranian hackers created false social
networking accounts and a fake news website to spy on military
and political leaders in the United States, Israel and other
countries, a cyber intelligence firm said on Thursday.

ISight Partners, which uncovered the operation, said the
hackers’ targets include a four-star U.S. Navy admiral, U.S.
lawmakers and ambassadors, members of the U.S.-Israeli lobby,
and personnel from Britain, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq and
Afghanistan.

May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014
May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014

Exclusive: EBay initially believed user data safe after cyberattack

BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – EBay Inc initially believed that its customers’ data was safe as forensic investigators reviewed a network security breach discovered in early May and made public this week, a senior executive told Reuters on Friday.

EBay has come under fire over its handling of the cyberattack, in which hackers accessed personal data of all 145 million users, ranking it among the biggest such attacks launched on a corporation to date.

May 25, 2014
May 24, 2014

U.S. may act to keep Chinese hackers out of Def Con hacker event

DENVER/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Washington is considering using visa restrictions to prevent Chinese nationals from attending popular summer hacking conferences in Las Vegas as part of a broader effort to curb Chinese cyber espionage, a senior administration official said Saturday.

The official said that Washington could use such visa restrictions and other measures to keep Chinese from attending the August Def Con and Black Hat events to maintain pressure on China after the United States this week charged five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S. companies to steal trade secrets.

    • About Jim

      "Jim works in the Reuters Boston bureau covering cyber security, hacking and technology privacy issues. He’s been with Reuters since 2005. He previously covered technology, media and biotechnology for Broadcasting & Cable, the Orange County Register and Bloomberg News out Tokyo, Taipei, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Ana, California."
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