Hacking

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Holding masses of data, cyber criminals face new hurdles to cashing out

Hackers are looking for new ways to get higher margins on stolen data

The Turla espionage operation also infected Linux systems with malware

A newly identified Linux backdoor program is tied to the Turla cyber espionage campaign, researchers from Kaspersky Lab say

Be scared: The Sony-style hack is no rare event

Only the wanton destructiveness of the Sony attack made it an outlier; the scale was not uncommon. Maybe the bad publicity will be a wake-up call

Destructive malware that hit Sony Pictures similar to other data wiping programs

Researchers find similarities between Trojan program used against Sony Pictures and others used in South Korea and Saudi Arabia

Technical evidence links destructive malware to attack against Sony Pictures

The malware contains usernames, passwords, and an image associated with Sony Pictures Entertainment, researchers said

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Blame China for the NSA's spying campaign on us all

'@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex' explores the origins of the NSA’s war on privacy -- and Silicon Valley's complicity

Home Depot spent $43 million on data breach in just one quarter

The retailer expects 'significant' ongoing expenses from the incident

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Device loss, not hacking, poses greatest risk to health care data

California DOJ report on data breaches shows most losses in health care revolve around stolen devices, due to weak use of encryption

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Home Depot says 53 million email addresses compromised during breach

In addition to 56 million payment cards, 53 million email addresses are added to the list of compromised data

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Unlikely hero emerges amid dark times for privacy, security

In a world awash with cyber crime and corporate doublespeak, recent FCC actions are a small cause to celebrate

Hackers exploit two more Windows zero-day bugs

Microsoft plans to add this pair of vulnerabilities to today's Patch Tuesday

Dropbox dismisses claims of hack affecting 7 million accounts

Credentials leaked by an alleged hacker online were likely stolen from other services, the online storage company says

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Stop sneaky new hack attacks with smarter detection

To break in unnoticed, hackers will use the same tools as administrators. You can catch them regardless

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The BadUSB exploit is deadly, but few may be hit

It's a case of good news/bad news with the BadUSB firmware exploit

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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

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

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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

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