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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1246 Hackers break into Telegram, revealing 15 million users’ phone numbers
(Reuters) — Iranian hackers have compromised more than a dozen accounts on the Telegram instant messaging service and identified the phone numbers of 15 million Iranian users, the largest known breach of the encrypted communications system, cyber researchers told Reuters.

The attacks, which took place this year and have not been previously reported, jeopardized the communications of activists, journalists and other people in sensitive positions in Iran, where Telegram is used by some 20 million people, said independent cyber researcher Collin Anderson and Amnesty International technologist Claudio Guarnieri, who have been studying Iranian hacking groups for three years.
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#1254 New attack steals SSNs, e-mail addresses, and more from HTTPS pages
#1253 Hacker compromises Fosshub to distribute MBR-hijacking malware
#1252 Bitcoin value falls off cliff after $77M stolen in Hong Kong exchange hack
#1251 SMiShing and the rise of mobile banking attacks
#1250 FBI's hacking tool found to have compromised dozens of computers in Austria
#1249 Google patches dozens of critical Qualcomm components flaws
#1248 Hackers hijack a big rig truck’s accelerator and brakes
#1247 Data of 200 nillion Yahoo users pops up for sale on the Dark Web
#1246 Hackers break into Telegram, revealing 15 million users’ phone numbers
#1245 Cloud storage provider Backblaze really likes the reliability of the new 8TB drives
#1244 Bitfinex bitcoin exchange offline after potentially costly security breach
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