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Hackers Demand Millions for Stolen ‘Game of Thrones’, HBO Data

New York (AP) — Hackers using the name "Mr. Smith" posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded that HBO pay a ransom of several million dollars to prevent further such releases. The data dump included what appear to be scripts from five "Game of Thrones" episodes, including one upcoming episode, and a month's worth of email from the account of Leslie Cohen, HBO's vice president for film programming. There were also internal documents, including a report of legal claims against the network […]

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New Wave of Ransom Threats Seen in Unprecedented Attack

An unrivaled global cyber-attack is poised to continue claiming victims Monday as people return to work and turn on their desktop computers, even as hospitals and other facilities gained the upper hand against the first wave. More than 200,000 computers in at least 150 countries have so far been infected, according to Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency. The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre said new cases of so-called ransomware are possible “at a significant scale.” “We’ve seen the rise of ransomware becoming the principal threat, […]

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Behind the Biggest Bitcoin Heist in History: Inside the Implosion of Mt. Gox

Mt. Gox was once the biggest exchange for the virtual currency. Then half a billion dollars’ worth went missing. Emails give important clues to what happened.”> TOKYO When Mark Karpeles, the CEO of what was once the worlds largest Bitcoin exchange, said that the company had gone bankrupt because 800,000 bitcoins (worth nearly half a billion dollars at the time) had been hacked, he wasnt exactly lying. He wasnt exactly telling the whole truth, either, but there was an intriguing element of fact. At least 80,000 had […]

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Amnesty condemns ‘over-militarized policing’ at Standing Rock protests

Activists participate in an art project conceived by Cannupa Hunska Luger, from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 3, 2016 outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota.Image: Getty Images Days after local authorities were condemned for spraying people with water cannons in freezing temperatures, Amnesty International has called for an end to America’s “over-militarized” response to the Standing Rock protest in North Dakota. On Saturday, the organisation demanded President Obama halt the construction of the […]

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