Most people think of computer hackers as a global threat. But hackers can also be put to good use: making the internet safer, by identifying out weak spots before others do. Companies are paying hackers big money to work for them.
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Facebook has said it blocked a group of Chinese hackers that used the platform to target Uyghur activists living abroad and compromise their security by using surveillance software.
A "Ghostwriter" cyberattack affected seven Bundestag members and 31 state parliamentarians, according to a Spiegel report. The hackers reportedly launch campaigns that "align" with Russian interests.
The Canadian Security Intelligence has released its 2020 public report. The spy agency says that the frictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a rise in foreign spying and interference.
Microsoft said hackers exploited a bug in its email server software, which affected organizations rather than private accounts.
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