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Bank-stealing virus returns after crackdown

Malicious software used to steal millions from bank accounts has re-emerged a month after US authorities broke up a major hacker network using the scheme, Sydney, July 9, 2012 Malicious software used to steal millions from bank accounts has re-emerged a month after US authorities broke up a major hacker network using the scheme, security ... (more)

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

CBS Local

Computer Hacker Pleads Guilty In Credit, Debit Card Scheme

A 27-year-old computer hacker pleaded guilty Friday to being part of an international conspiracy to steal account information from major banks in the United States in order to steal money from ATMs all over the world.

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Myrtle Beach Online

Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Marc Raimondi said Friday that the case raises concern and the federal government will continue using all tools to strengthen cybersecurity.

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ABC News

Chinese Man Accused of Hacking Into US Computers

U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some of its latest fighter jets, officials said Friday.

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, and stealing data on military projects.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Albanian hacker pleads guilty in US$14m global bank fraud

An Albanian hacker who was part of an international cyber-attack conspiracy that stole US$14 million from ATM machines all over the world pleaded guilty in New York to bank fraud.

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ComputerWorld

The biggest data breaches of 2014

According to the ID Theft Resource Center, the total number of data breaches in the first half of 2014 - is close to the total number of breaches for all of 2011 .

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New York Daily News

Russian hacker 'Track2' arrested in Maldives

Russian hacker Roman Seleznev was arrested over the weekend while vacationing with his partner, Anna Otisko, and their daughter.

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Iom Online

ManxLeaks: 'We aren't hackers or thieves'

The oganisers behind ManxLeaks say they are providing a platform to expose 'corruption, collusion or a serious lack of ethics' in Manx life.

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Science Daily

Computer security: 'Melbourne Shuffle' secures data in the cloud

Encryption might not be enough for all that data stored in the cloud. Usage patterns -- which files are accessed and when -- can give away secrets as well.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

President: No online attacks reported to Prosperity Bank online users

Don't give out personal information unless you've initiated contact or are sure you know whom you're dealing with.

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CNet News

Critical Infrastructure Firms Lag Behind in Cyber-Attack Defenses

Utilities, industrial manufacturers and energy companies expect cyber-attacks in the next year, but these organizations continue to react to threats, rather than build up security measures, according to the latest Ponemon survey.

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Christian Science Monitor

Want $10,000? Hack a Tesla Motors Model S electric car.

A man looks at Tesla Motors' Model S P85 at its showroom in Beijing in January 2014.

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News24

.com | Former Parly COO has vanished, court hears

As a young boy growing up in the ghettos of SA, I dreamt of being wealthy. But I realised that capitalism defeats its own purpose, writes Matome Letsoalo .

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Dark Reading

Chinese Hackers Target Logistics & Shipping Firms With Poisoned Inventory Scanners

Malware-poisoned handheld inventory scanners from China are stealing information from logistics and shipping firms as well as manufacturing companies around the globe in an attack campaign dubbed "ZombieZero" by the researchers who discovered it.

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Hedge fund cyber-attack was not real, admits BAE Systems

A cyber-attack on a hedge fund which recently attracted a slew headlines never actually happened, BAE Systems, the firm at the centre of the story, has admitted.

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News Herald

Report: Chinese hacked federal employee files

Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret security clearances, according to The New York Times .

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Network World

How the Target Breach Has Affected Small Business Data Security

Small and medium-sized businesses may think they're immune to the kinds of attacks that wreaked havoc on Target last year, but they're susceptible to the same nefarious forces - sometimes even more so, as they can lead hackers to a bigger prize.

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Kansas City InfoZine

NSA-created Digital Security Gaps Frustrate Tech Experts

These gaps allow broad surveillance, Bruce Schneier, a fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, said.

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Mashable

New Adobe Flash Security Hole Means It's Time to Update Again

The update applies to Flash 14.0.0.125 or earlier versions on Macs and PCs, meaning users should update to 14.0.0.145.

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