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US banks and retailers appear to be on a collision course after reports emerged that the banking industry is lobbying for changes in the law that would make retailers responsible for paying all costs associated with a breach of their systems.

US Banks Lobby for Retailers to Pick Up Breach Bill

November 13, 2014 11:43 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

US banks and retailers appear to be on a collision course after reports emerged that the banking industry is lobbying for changes in the law that would make retailers responsible for paying all costs associated with a breach of their systems.  

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Cocaine dealers, bank robbers and carjackers converge at Manchester Federal Prison in rural Kentucky — and then there is Jeremy Hammond, a tousle-haired and talented hacker whose nimble fingers have clicked and tapped their way into the nation's computing

FBI Breeched Hacktivist with His Own Weak Password

November 13, 2014 9:33 am | by Martha Mendoza, Associated Press | Comments

Cocaine dealers, bank robbers and carjackers converge at Manchester Federal Prison in rural Kentucky — and then there is Jeremy Hammond, a tousle-haired and talented hacker whose nimble fingers have clicked and tapped their way into the nation's computing systems. Once the FBI's most-wanted cyber criminal, Hammond is serving one of the longest sentences a U.S. hacker has received.

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The U.S. agency that operates the National Weather Service said on Wednesday four of its websites were hacked in recent weeks, becoming the latest federal agency to fall victim to a cyber attack.

US Weather Agency Reports Cyber Attacks on Four Websites

November 13, 2014 8:24 am | by Reuters | Comments

The U.S. agency that operates the National Weather Service said on Wednesday four of its websites were hacked in recent weeks, becoming the latest federal agency to fall victim to a cyber attack.               

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The Stuxnet computer worm that attacked Iran's nuclear development program was first seeded to a handful of carefully selected targets before finally taking hold in uranium enrichment facilities, according to a recently published book.

Stuxnet 'Patient Zero' Revealed

November 12, 2014 10:50 am | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | Comments

The Stuxnet computer worm that attacked Iran's nuclear development program was first seeded to a handful of carefully selected targets before finally taking hold in uranium enrichment facilities, according to a recently published book.    

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Most stories about child pornography focus on high-profile offenders such as priests and college professors or on attempts by victims to recover damages from offenders. Fewer stories focus on the people who voluntarily enter this world to catch the offend

Pa AG's Agents Wage Battle against Child Pornographers

November 12, 2014 10:34 am | by Brian Bowling, TribLive | Comments

Most stories about child pornography focus on high-profile offenders such as priests and college professors or on attempts by victims to recover damages from offenders. Fewer stories focus on the people who voluntarily enter this world to catch the offenders and save some of the victims. 

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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against Hong Kong websites increased a whopping 111 percent from September to October as pro-democracy protests in the Special Administrative Region of China took hold, according to Arbor Networks.

Hong Kong Sites Hit by 111% Rise in DDoS Attacks

November 12, 2014 9:40 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against Hong Kong websites increased a whopping 111 percent from September to October as pro-democracy protests in the Special Administrative Region of China took hold, according to Arbor Networks.  

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It's bad enough that Verizon and AT&T have unleashed a new breed of "supercookie" that can track your every online move, even as you switch between your smartphone, tablet and TV. Far worse is the possibility of abuse by advertisers, governments and hacke

Supercookies Could Exploited by Advertisers and Hackers

November 11, 2014 10:58 am | by Seth Rosenblatt, CNET | Comments

It's bad enough that Verizon and AT&T have unleashed a new breed of "supercookie" that can track your every online move, even as you switch between your smartphone, tablet and TV. Far worse is the possibility of abuse by advertisers, governments and hackers, privacy experts warn.

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He reveled in tormenting members of the Bush family, Colin Powell and a   host of other prominent Americans, and also in outfoxing the F.B.I. and the   Secret Service, foiling their efforts to discover even his nationality, never   mind his identity. Earl

For Guccifer, Hacking Was Easy. Prison is Hard.

November 11, 2014 10:47 am | by Andrew Higgins, The New York Times | Comments

He reveled in tormenting members of the Bush family, Colin L. Powell and a host of other prominent Americans, and also in outfoxing the F.B.I. and the Secret Service, foiling their efforts to discover even his nationality, never mind his identity. Early this year, however, the elusive online outlaw known as Guccifer lost his cocky composure and began to panic.

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Buffeted by persistent cyber attacks, Tibetan monks are giving new meaning to their ancient creed: Detach from attachments.

Hacker-hit Tibetan Monks Remain Detached from Email Attachments

November 11, 2014 10:18 am | by Raphael Satter and Ashwini Bhatia, Associated Press | Comments

Buffeted by persistent cyber attacks, Tibetan monks are giving new meaning to their ancient creed: Detach from attachments.                                    

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Ground zero in the nation's fight against cyber crime hides in plain sight, in a nondescript suburban office building with no government seals or signs.

US Cyber Response Comes from Suburban Office Parks

November 11, 2014 9:58 am | by Martha Mendoza, Associated Press | Comments

Ground zero in the nation's fight against cyber crime hides in plain sight, in a nondescript suburban office building with no government seals or signs.                           

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Researchers have warned that a bug in Apple Inc's iOS operating system makes most iPhones and iPads vulnerable to cyber attacks by hackers seeking access to sensitive data and control of their devices. FireEye decided to go public with its findings after

iOS Bug Replaces Apps with Masque Attack

November 11, 2014 9:11 am | by Jim Finkle, Reuters | Comments

Researchers have warned that a bug in Apple Inc's iOS operating system makes most iPhones and iPads vulnerable to cyber attacks by hackers seeking access to sensitive data and control of their devices. FireEye decided to go public with its findings after Palo Alto Networks uncovered WireLurker, the first campaign to exploit the vulnerability.

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The Putin administration has effectively given its blessing to cyber attacks on Western banks and retailers, according to Mandiant founder Kevin Mandia.

Russian Government 'Condoned' Cyber Attacks on West

November 10, 2014 11:50 am | by Phil Muncaster, Infosecurity Magazine | Comments

The Putin administration has effectively given its blessing to cyber attacks on Western banks and retailers, according to Mandiant founder Kevin Mandia.                           

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A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of cyber attacks and is unwittingly being undermined by federal employees and contract

US Agencies Struggle with Cyber Threats

November 10, 2014 11:14 am | by Martha Mendozza, Associated Press | Comments

A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of cyber attacks and is unwittingly being undermined by federal employees and contractors.

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Kaspersky Lab researched the Darkhotel espionage campaign, which has lurked in the shadows for at least four years while stealing sensitive data from selected corporate executives traveling abroad.

Asian Darkhotel Steals Data from Traveling Executives

November 10, 2014 10:43 am | by Zeljka Zorz, Help Net Security | Comments

Kaspersky Lab researched the Darkhotel espionage campaign, which has lurked in the shadows for at least four years while stealing sensitive data from selected corporate executives traveling abroad.               

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A detailed analysis by cybersecurity experts from the University of Maryland found that website administrators nationwide tasked with patching security holes exploited by the Heartbleed bug may not have done enough.

Researchers Discover Lapses in Heartbleed Bug Fix

November 10, 2014 10:03 am | by University of Maryland | Comments

A detailed analysis by cybersecurity experts from the University of Maryland found that website administrators nationwide tasked with patching security holes exploited by the Heartbleed bug may not have done enough.          

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