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Malware served through rogue Tor exit node tied to cyber espionage group

There is strong evidence the malware dubbed OnionDuke was used to target European government agencies, F-Secure says

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The big one: The makings of a global cyber attack

Surprise -- the underlying technology matters less to an attack's success than basic human determination

Cyber espionage group launches sophisticated phishing attacks against Outlook Web App users

Pawn Storm attacks target military agencies, embassies, defense contractors, and media organizations, Trend Micro says

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Ransomware takes malware from bad to worse

To thwart attacks like CryptLocker, you need a multipronged defense; new technology doesn't hurt either

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An inside look at Russian cyber criminals

A new report takes a rare detailed look at Russian hackers targeting online banking accounts

A look at the FBI’s big, bad identification system

Next Generation Identification uses a variety of high-tech tools and algorithms to deal with criminal behavior

Report: LulzSec leader directed cyber attacks while working for FBI

Hector Xavier Monsegur directed attacks against targets in the UK, Australia, Brazil, and other countries

Four face charges of stealing software from Microsoft, U.S. Army, and other tech companies

The defendants allegedly stole information and software on Microsoft's Xbox, Army helicopter training, and games such as Call of Duty

CEO indicted for company's alleged mobile spyware app

The indictment over StealthGenie is the first that is focused on an alleged mobile spyware app, the DOJ says

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Data breaches rise as cyber criminals continue to outwit IT

Security breaches rise again this year, costing an average of $415,000, as security pros fail to keep pace with cyber crime innovation

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Shellshocked: Yes, it's a huge threat, and here's why

InfoWorld's Paul Venezia describes in technical detail what he's seeing on his own servers -- and it's not good

Four no-bull facts about the Shellshock Bash bug

Get the scoop on the security threat billed as the biggest since Heartbleed

Enemies no more, McAfee and Symantec agree to share threat data

Pair join Fortinet and Palo Alto in the recently launched Cyber Threat Alliance aimed at tackling cyber security threats

What you need to know about the Home Depot data breach

Here's a quick run down on the data breach that impacted debit and credit cards used at the world's largest home improvement retailer

Heartbleed to blame for Community Health Systems breach

It's the first time Heartbleed has been linked to an attack of this size and type

Many Chrome browser extensions do sneaky things

A study of 48,000 Chrome extensions uncovers ad fraud, data theft, and other misdeeds

Why would Chinese hackers want hospital patient data?

Medical records data can be a valuable asset, especially in a country where many have no health insurance

The Zeus botnet and the making of a cyber crime market

Competition between makers of ZeuS and SpyEye malware reveals the business side of the criminal malware realm

New Gameover Zeus botnet growing in the U.S.

A new Gameover Zeus malware variant has infected over 10,000 systems so far, researchers say

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