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11 min ago | CIO
Techworld - The attack that planted malware on Target's point of sale terminals in November's huge data breach used inside knowledge of the network rather than a vulnerability in its retail software, McAfee has said in its latest quarterly analysis .
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11 min ago | USA Today
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3 hrs ago | Vail Daily News
Stacey Jones didn't think of her flower farm and landscaping business as a target for hackers - until she got the ransom message.
4 hrs ago | The Escapist
Update: Mt Gox has filed for US bankruptcy protection. CEO Karpales says, in the statement accompanying the bankruptcy protection documents , that it would "allow Mt Gox a necessary breathing period for it to focus on its restructuring efforts without the distraction that would result if certain litigation currently pending in the United States ... (more)
5 hrs ago | The Inquirer
OVER A HUNDRED THOUSAND legitimate Wordpress websites have been hijacked by hackers, security firm Securi has claimed, in a plot that has connected users to a criminal botnet, forcing them to inadvertently launch distributed denial of service attacks.
7 hrs ago | KVI-AM Seattle
Hackers have targeted the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, putting some employees and volunteers at risk of being victimized in a national tax refund fraud.
8 hrs ago | New York Daily News
Feinstein said she had already asked CIA Director John Brennan about the matter but hasn't received any answers.
10 hrs ago | Boy Genius
It could be quite some time before Apple's latest mobile software release, iOS 7.1 , is jailbroken.
11 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News
The suspects, identified as Michael Aghedo and Mohammad Buba, were captured by the National Bureau of Investigation's Cybercrime Division.
12 hrs ago | Ars Technica
Security researchers have developed a password storage system that uses inexpensive hardware to prevent the cracking of passwords-even the most common and weak ones such as "123456," "password," and "letmein."
The tense on-the-ground standoff in Ukraine has already tipped into open hostilities online, with hackers targeting members of parliament and state agencies.
Three years after hackers were found snooping around Treasury Board systems, a successful cyber-attack remains the biggest risk facing the department, according to a new report to Parliament .
They came for a rock star, but got a slow motion tech geek. Edward Snowden, patriot, traitor, hero hacker, runaway spy - take your pick - unveiled himself to the friendliest U.S. constituency Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY.
If you find yourself locked out of your Facebook account - say, you're a victim of being hacked - you can get back in with just a little help from your friends.
Depending on whom you ask or what you read - and when - bitcoin, the so-called "cryptocurrency," is either days from extinction or destined to give central banking a run for its money.
Mark Karpeles , chief executive of Mt. Gox, attends a news conference at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo February 28, 2014 The web accounts of Mark Karpeles, CEO of the volatile Mt.
At least two major web sites - one Israeli and one American - were disabled for several days last week, as a hacker group held the sites "hostage," demanding a bounty for halting a massive distributed denial of service attack against them.
Security Bulletin Advance Notification , there will be a total of five updates released this week, two of them addressing "critical" vulnerabilities.