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3 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Wireless, Emerging Technology

6 hrs ago | Finextra Research news

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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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Aerospace-Defense, BAE Systems, Science / Technology

10 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Personnel Management, Human Resources

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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Related Topix: Retail, Target, Small Business, Personal Finance, Science / Technology

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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Related Topix: Harvard University, Science / Technology

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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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Lifehacker

Five Computer Security Myths, Debunked by Experts

We're no strangers to helping you secure your computer, but there are some computer security myths and stories that keep getting passed around, even though they're clearly not true.

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Related Topix: PC

Bellingham Herald

Tech Q&A: Virus threat low for smart TV

QUESTION: I recently bought a smart TV. Can it get infected by a computer virus? If so, can it be protected against viruses? ANSWER: There have not yet been any reports of computer virus attacks on smart TVs, although some experts believe that will eventually happen.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, Netflix, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Science / Technology, Apple, Startups, Google, Gmail

Sydney Morning Herald

Light bulbs expose home Wi-Fi passwords

With access to Wi-Fi credentials, hackers could potentially extract personal files on computers connected to a home network and make use of its internet connection to download large files.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology, Computers, Printers

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

US banks call for a 'cyber war council'

A document prepared by SIFMA sketches a pessimistic view by the US finance industry of its readiness for attacks by terrorist groups that aim to destroy data and machines.

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Houston Chronicle

Cyber attack hits guests at Houstonian Hotel

At least 10,000 customers of the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa have been notified that the hotel's credit card processing system was breached for six months between last December and June 20. The hotel has emailed 10,000 guests about the security hack.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Christian Science Monitor

US nabs alleged Russian hacker - and Kremlin cries foul

US Secret Service agents arrested a Russian man indicted in federal court for stealing credit card accounts by hacking into personal and corporate computers yesterday.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, US Secret Service, US News, Computers

Mashable

U.S. Arrests Suspected Hacker; Russia Calls It 'Kidnapping'

The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a Russian man for allegedly hacking into retailers throughout the United States between October 2009 and February 2011, the Department of Homeland Security says .

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Related Topix: Prison, Science / Technology

The Citizens' Voice

Forty Fort yoga studio's website target of hacker

Jennifer Ciarimboli, the owner of Balance Yoga & Wellness of 900 Rutter Ave., said she was on her way to Boston for the weekend when her studio manager told her that the company site had been hacked.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Forty Fort, PA

The Baltimore Sun

Moscow accuses United States of 'kidnapping' Russian hacker

Russia accused the United States on Tuesday of violating a bilateral treaty and "kidnapping" a Russian accused of hacking into U.S. retailers' computer systems to steal credit card data.

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Related Topix: Prison, Science / Technology

NWCN.com

Q&A: Best way to keep passwords safe

Q. I'm currently using an SD card to store my passwords. When I want access to a program, I plug it in and copy and paste my passwords accordingly.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Mon Jul 07, 2014

VentureBeat

Chinese hackers target think tanks instead of U.S. tech firms - to protect oil interests

Check out this article! http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/07/chinese-hackers-target-think-tanks-instead-of-u-s-tech-firms-to-protect-oil-interests/ China's Deep Panda hacking crew, considered one of the world's best for its skilled insertion of malware into adversaries' data streams, has apparently changed its snooping habits.

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Dark Reading

Q&A: Panda Security Staging A Comeback

New Panda CEO and former IBM security executive Diego Navarrete shares his strategy and insight into turning around the security company that has fallen off the radar screen over the last couple of years.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Fox News

'Prolific' Hacker of Consumer Data Busted

A Russian national described by authorities as a "prolific" hacker of U.S. retailers' computer networks has been arrested by the Secret Service.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, US Secret Service, US News, Business News

CIO

Accused Russian point-of-sale hacker arrested, faces US charges

A Russian man suspected of hacking into point-of-sale systems at U.S. retailers has been arrested and faces charges in a U.S. court, the Department Justice said.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

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