Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says a "sophisticated" foreign government hacked the country's main political parties and parliament, just weeks before a closely fought election, without naming any suspect.
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, Turkey's former Deputy PM Mehmet Simsek, and Oman's head of foreign affairs, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah are among those whose iPhones were hacked, Reuters investigation says.
The US Justice Department has charged Chinese citizens Zhu Hua and Zhang Jianguo in computer hacking attacks on the US Navy, the space agency NASA and businesses in numerous sectors. China denies accusations.
London-based Amnesty International found that black women politicians and journalists were 84 percent more likely than white counterparts to receive abusive messages on Twitter in 2017.
A joint report by a mobile security firm and a digital rights group claims that Lebanon's intelligence service targets Android phone users in 21 countries to turn them into victim-monitoring devices and steal data.
Private security analysts say "Lazarus" group of hackers linked to North Korea are also likely behind a series of multimillion-dollar cyber thefts from banks around the world.
Turkish officials say computer systems in the country are hit by estimated twenty-five million attacks every year.
Hackers tried to access email accounts of politicians just over a month after a ransomware attack crippled parts of the country's health service.
US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly says the move is part of a broader effort to combat "a real sophisticated threat."
The hack comes almost two weeks after the biggest ransomware cyber attack in history hit multiple companies across 99 countries.
In China, "hundreds of thousands" of computers were affected, including petrol stations, cash machines and universities.
The outages faced by Delta, United and other airlines show what cyber-warfare might look like. A lack of a cyber-strategy could have dire consequences for physical infrastructure depending on the severity of the threat.
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