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Trump admits he discussed prospect of forming cybersecurity unit with Putin at G20

US President Donald Trump has admitted that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the prospect of forming a cybersecurity unit at the G20 summit which was held last week in Hamburg, Germany. The scrutiny over cybersecurity has intensified following the recent ransomware attack which destabilized hundreds of businesses and institutions like the NHS in the UK.

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200 million US citizens have personal data accidently exposed

200 million US citizens have had their sensitive personal data exposed accidently by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee. The data - which included 1.1 terabytes worth of information such as birth dates, home addresses, telephone numbers, and political views of about 62 percent of the entire US population - was available on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server.

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Intel predict ‘Drone-jacking’ to become the next big cyber threat

American global security company Intel, are predicting that 'Drone-jacking' is set to become the next major cyber threat. There has been a significant increase in the use of drones - which security experts have warned that is likely to lead to a new wave of 'Drone-jacking.' A report published by Intel's McAfee Labs indicated that hackers will start targeting drones used for deliveries, law enforcement or camera crews, in addition to hobbyists.

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