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    Russian hackers are targeting European governments ahead of May election, FireEye says

    Russian hackers have targeted European government systems ahead of the EU parliament election, cybersecurity firm FireEye said Thursday. The company found that two state-sponsored hacking groups, APT28 and Sandworm, used spear phishing — the practice of sending out emails designed to look like they’re from a trusted party — in an attempt to obtain government information. FireEye said European government institutions were sent emails with links to websites that appeared to be authentic, luring a person into changing their password and thus sharing their credentials with hackers. APT28, more popularly known as Fancy Bear, is believed to be linked to Russian military intelligence agency GRU and has been labeled as one…

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    Apple anti-snooping system to thwart police mobile phone surveillance

    Apple is developing anti-snooping technology which would prevent police forces from being able to track mobile phone users’ locations or read their messages. The smartphone and technology giant has patented a way to encrypt the signals sent between mobile towers and users’ phones, protecting them from authorities. The innovation, reported by The Telegraph, would inhibit the use of so-called ‘Stingray’ boxes which act like mobile phone masts and are used to track users’ locations or listen in on their calls. Read the full article published on the Daily Mail news website.   Signs of sophisticated cellphone spying found near White House, U.S. officials say June 1, 2018 A federal study found…