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1 hr ago | 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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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Social Security, Personal Finance, York, PA

4 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computers, US Secret Service, US News

7 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science, Computers, Brown University, UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

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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Related Topix: Tesla Model S, Sedan, Science / Technology, Computers

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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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Science / Technology, PC

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

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

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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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

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