Security services

Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, poses for a photo at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Galperin said the discovery of a major hacking operation tied to Lebanon's General Directorate of General Security was remarkable, explaining that she could think of only one other example where researchers were able to pin state-backed hackers to a specific building. "We were able to take advantage of extraordinarily poor operational security," she said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 18, 2018 - 6:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — A major hacking operation tied to one of the most powerful security and intelligence agencies in Lebanon has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of intercepted data exposed to the open internet, according to a report published Thursday. Mobile security firm...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks with reporters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump is threatening to cut off aid money to the Palestinian Authority and acknowledging that the Middle East peace process appears to be stalled. Trump says in a pair of tweets that, “we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue ...peace treaty with Israel.”(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 03, 2018 - 5:26 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian officials voiced outrage on Wednesday over President Donald Trump's threat to cut funding to the Palestinian Authority, calling his tweets "blackmail" in the aftermath of the U.S. administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Palestinian President...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a press statement after the opening of a memorial site in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 to honor the victims of the Christmas market terrorist attack on the Breitscheid square at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church one year ago. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
December 19, 2017 - 7:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — As survivors and dignitaries marked the anniversary of last year's truck rampage on a Berlin Christmas market, German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Tuesday to help those injured or who had lost loved ones and improve the way authorities respond to such attacks. Merkel was fiercely...
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November 18, 2017 - 12:18 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's intelligence agency says it has detained a man wanted for the high-profile murder of an American journalist in Russia 13 years ago. Paul Klebnikov, the U.S.-born editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition, was gunned down outside his Moscow office in July 2004. Many people...
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November 15, 2017 - 8:39 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. State Department says it has duly screened a Russian private security firm contracted to help guard the Moscow Embassy. The State Department said Wednesday it had "vetted the company and the name of each individual identified or associated with Elite Security with relevant...
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October 28, 2017 - 7:48 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt launched a major shakeup of its security services on Saturday in an apparent reaction to an ambush by militants outside Cairo last week that killed at least 16 police troopers. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi replaced his armed forces chief of staff, while the Interior Ministry,...
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October 21, 2017 - 8:13 am
CAIRO (AP) — At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout outside of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday. It was one of the largest losses of life for Egyptian security forces since militants began...
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September 15, 2017 - 3:39 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on an incident at a subway station in London (all times local): 8:35 p.m. The Islamic State group is claiming that the London subway explosion was carried out by an affiliated unit. The claim was posted Friday on channels affiliated with the extremist group. A homemade bomb...
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July 20, 2017 - 1:22 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Available evidence in the murders of two U.N. experts in Congo leaves open the possibility that members of the government's security services, a militia operating in the area, or other armed groups were responsible, their colleagues on an expert panel said in a new report. The...
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People queue for their turn to pay at a slowly working cash desk in a building supermarket in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The cyberattack ransomware that has paralyzed computers across the world hit Ukraine hardest Tuesday, with victims including top-level government offices, energy companies, banks, cash machines, gas stations, and supermarkets. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
July 01, 2017 - 6:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine accused the Russian security services Saturday of planning and launching a cyberattack that locked up computers around the world earlier this week. The Ukrainian security agency, known as the SBU, alleged in a statement that similarities between the malicious software and...
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