AJ Impact

'Russia's Google' hacked by Western intelligence agencies

Yandex is Russia's biggest internet search engine. It says its security team stopped a cyber attack at an early stage.

'Russia's Google' hacked by Western intelligence agencies

AJ IMPACT

Can we trust Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency?

Social media giant says currency will "empower billions of people" but critics warn it could threaten privacy.

Can we trust Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency?

The Big Picture

The World According to AI

How will Artificial Intelligence be used in the future? Who will it be used by and who will it be used against?

Privacy & Surveillance

Tech giants rebuff UK's WhatsApp spying proposal

Apple, Google and others say spy agency's 'ghost' proposal to eavesdrop on encrypted services is a threat to security.

Tech giants rebuff UK's WhatsApp spying proposal

United States

Russians accessed two Florida voter databases in 2016: DeSantis

Florida governor says Russian hackers gained access to voter databases in two counties ahead of 2016 elections.

Russians accessed two Florida voter databases in 2016: DeSantis

Privacy & Surveillance

Spyware discovered targeting phones through WhatsApp calls

The malware was able to penetrate phones through missed calls via the application's voice calling function.

Europe

The Dark Side of the Kremlin: Hacked Russian documents explained

'Hacktivists' have targeted Russia, leaking tens of thousands of emails and documents. Here's what you need to know.

The Dark Side of the Kremlin: Hacked Russian documents explained

Asia Pacific

Australian parliament's computer network breached

Authorities investigating unspecified 'security incident' in the federal parliament's computer network.

Australia says parliament's computer network breached

Qatar

UAE 'used spying tool' to target Qatar's emir, others

Sheikh Tamim, senior Turkish official and activists among hundreds whose iPhones were hacked, Reuters reports.

Europe

German student admits to data hack that hit Angela Merkel

Suspect says he leaked private data on politicians and others because he was 'annoyed' by some of their statements.

German student admits to data hack that hit Angela Merkel

Europe

Massive data breach targets German politicians 'at all levels'

Personal information of hundreds of MPs, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have been published online.

Massive data breach targets German politicians 'at all levels'

US & Canada

Cyber attack disrupts newspaper distribution across US

Hacking attack appeared to originate outside the US, experts said, but it was unclear if a state actor was involved.

Cyber attack disrupts newspaper distribution across US

European Union

US cybersecurity firm: Hackers stole EU diplomatic cables

Tens of thousands of sensitive EU documents hacked allegedly by China's People's Liberation Army, firm says.

US cybersecurity firm: Hackers stole EU diplomatic cables

US & Canada

Emails of top Republicans stolen in major 2018 hack

Accounts of four top aides at the National Republican Congressional Committee compromised for months.

Emails of top Republicans stolen in major 2018 hack

AJ IMPACT

Quora: 100 million users hit by security breach

Hackers have stolen account information, including encrypted passwords from users of the question-and-answer website.

Quora: 100 million users hit by security breach