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Bitcoin boom prompts growth of coin-mining malware

Image copyright Vichai Image caption Generating crypto-currencies involves lots of computer hardware The booming price of Bitcoin and other crypto-coins has kicked off a gold rush among malicious hackers keen to cash in, warn security firms. Many sites are now harbouring code that secretly uses a visitors’ computer to mine ...

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Texas city requires Israel pledge for hurricane relief

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Texas officials have warned clean-up efforts from Hurricane Harvey may cost up to $180bn (£136bn) A Texas city has required residents who are seeking government disaster relief funds in the wake of Hurricane Harvey to pledge not to boycott Israel. The city of Dickinson, ...

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Middlesbrough modified Kodi box trader gets suspended jail term

Image caption Brian Thompson had previously said he wanted to know whether he was doing anything illegal A trader who sold TV boxes which allowed viewers to watch subscription films and football for free has been given a suspended jail term. Brian Thompson had denied breaking the law by selling ...

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