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Phishing victim can’t claim $5 million loss for money it never ‘held’

A commercial-crime insurance policy didn’t cover RealPage for a $5 million phishing loss because the property-management service provider never “held” any of the purloined money, a federal appeals court held.

Prominent Egyptian opposition activist’s phone hacked – watchdog

The phone of a prominent Egyptian opposition figure in exile was hacked by two separate pieces of government-operated spyware, internet security watchdog Citizen Lab said on Thursday.

Cyberattack during finals upends law students’ study plans

George Washington University Law School is scrambling to recover from what it described as a cyberattack in the middle of final exams that knocked out the platform that houses course materials.

Planned Parenthood’s Los Angeles clinics hit by ransomware; patient data stolen

Planned Parenthood’s Los Angeles clinics suffered a ransomware attack in October and personal information of 400,000 patients was stolen, a spokesperson for the women’s reproductive healthcare organization said on Wednesday.

Russian cybersecurity executive appeals to Putin as detention for treason extended

MOSCOW (Reuters) -Ilya Sachkov, the head of a Russian cybersecurity firm, on Tuesday appealed to President Vladimir Putin to let him be moved to house arrest while he awaits trial on treason charges after his detention was extended until February.

Indonesia probe police hack in latest cyber breach

Indonesian police are investigating claims by a hacker who said this week they have stolen personal data of thousands of police officers, the latest in a spate of cyber attacks that has highlighted the country’s digital vulnerabilities.

U.S. to partner with Israel to combat ransomware attacks

(Reuters) -The U.S. Treasury Department said on Sunday it will partner with Israel to combat ransomware, with the two countries launching a joint task force to address cybersecurity.

FBI says hackers got no data after compromising email server

The FBI said Sunday that hackers did not access any data or personal information on its network, a day after they compromised an agency server to send out thousands of fake emails.

Hackers compromise FBI email system, send thousands of messages

(Reuters) -Hackers compromised a Federal Bureau of Investigation email system on Saturday and sent tens of thousands of messages warning of a possible cyberattack, according to the agency and security specialists.

Amnesty says NSO’s Pegasus used to hack phones of Palestinian rights workers

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -The mobile phones of six Palestinian rights workers in the Israeli-occupied West Bank were hacked using Israeli technology firm NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware, Amnesty International and internet security watchdog Citizen Lab said on Monday.

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