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Facebook just had its worst hack ever — and it could get worse

New York (CNN)On Sunday, September 16, engineers at Facebook detected some unusual activity on the social media platform’s networks. It was an attack, the biggest security breach in Facebook’s history. And it would take the company 11 more days to stop it. Now, almost a week since the public was first told of the attack, we still barely know anything ...

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4 Russian spies got caught in an audacious revenge hack aimed at chemical weapons inspectors, Dutch intelligence says

These four men have been accused of trying to hack the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Four Russian intelligence agents were caught trying to hack the global chemical weapons watchdog while it was investigating their country, Dutch authorities said on Thursday. The suspects traveled to the Netherlands this April to try to launch a cyberattack on Organisation for ...

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Germany’s Merkel tours Israel’s Holocaust museum

JERUSALEM (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel kicked off the second day of her two-day visit to Israel on Thursday with an emotional tour of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum. Israel was established three years after the end of World War II, and the German government has paid billions in reparations to Holocaust survivors and positioned itself as ...

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Britain says Russian military intelligence behind host of global cyber attacks

LONDON (REUTERS) – Britain accused Russian military intelligence on Thursday of directing a host of cyber attacks aimed at undermining Western democracies by sowing confusion in everything from sport to transport and the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In a British assessment based on work by its National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Russian military intelligence (GRU) was cast as a pernicious ...

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