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26 min ago | Asia News Network

TOKYO: New cyber attack causes internet failures in 4.8 million Japanese households

A new type of cyber-attack that sends data to internet service providers' servers via home routers has caused internet failures in at least 4.8 million households since spring, The Yomiuri Shimbun learns.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet Service Providers

4 hrs ago | ABA Journal

Judge says Russian's arrest in Maldives was legal; he will face charges in US

A federal judge in the U.S. territory of Guam ruled that the arrest in a foreign country of an accused Russian hacker was permissible under U.S. law and that he can be delivered to Seattle to face multiple charges, the Associated Press and the Moscow Times report.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, US Secret Service

8 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

Attackers can easily create dangerous file-encrypting malware, new threat suggests

A new program that encrypts files to extort money from users highlights that attackers don't need advanced programming skills to create dangerous and effective ransomware threats, especially when strong encryption technology is freely available.

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Related Topix: Cryptography, Science, Computer Science, Science / Technology

12 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Hackers 'constantly probing' federal computers: Canada's electronic spy chief

The head of Canada's electronic spy agency says malicious hackers are "constantly probing" federal computer systems so they can break in and steal valuable information.

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15 hrs ago | KMIZ

Today's cars are hackable, posing a threat to you

A report shared exclusively with CNNMoney shows that the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Cadillac Escalade and 2014 Toyota Prius were the most "hackable" of 20 car models reviewed by automotive security researchers.

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Related Topix: SUV, Jeep, Jeep Cherokee, Cadillac, Hybrid, Cadillac Escalade, Toyota Prius, Coupe, Hatchback, Toyota, Sedan, Audi, Convertible, Audi A8, Dodge Viper, Dodge, Science / Technology

19 hrs ago | Mediaite.com

CIA Admits to Hacking into Senate Computers

After months of denial , the CIA admitted this morning that it had hacked into the computers of Senate staffers to monitor their investigations of the agency's interrogation programs, National Journal reports .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, US Politics, Republican, Saxby Chambliss

23 hrs ago | SFGate

Texas man gets probation in revenge porn case

A Texas man has pleaded guilty to seeking revenge on his ex-girlfriend by emailing out videos of them having sex.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Tarrant County, TX

Thu Jul 31, 2014

KGUN

Hospitals open to hackers, 94% of hospitals targeted

Electronic medical records let doctors have all of your patient information at their fingertips, but they may also allow hackers the same privilege.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Medicine

WUSA-TV Washington

Police: Cyber attack compromised credit card info in MD

Police: Cyber attack compromised credit card info in MD A recent cyber attack targeted credit-card processing companies, including one with contracts in Maryland.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Ocean City, MD

Sunherald.com

Target taps former PepsiCo exec as CEO

Cornell, 55, also will become chairman, the Minneapolis- based company said today in a statement.

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Related Topix: Beverages, PepsiCo, Retail, Target, Science / Technology

The Globe and Mail

Canada's claims of NRC hacking 'irresponsible,' Beijing says

China's foreign ministry accused Canada on Thursday of making irresponsible accusations lacking any credible evidence after Canada singled out Chinese hackers for attacking a key computer network and lodged a protest with Beijing.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Travel, Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel, Science / Technology, Computers

The Toronto Star

Ottawa warned about its vulnerability to hackers, lack of strategy

A software vulnerability forced the shutdown of Canada Revenue Agency's electronic tax filing system in April.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science, CIO News, Canada,

Reuters

Hackers can tap USB devices in new attacks, researcher warns

USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Computers, Science / Technology, Keyboards, Mice, Cellphones

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Hackers exploit remote access to enter systems

The same tools that help millions of Americans work from home are being exploited by cybercriminals to break into the computer networks of retailers like Dallas-based Neiman Marcus and Target.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Dallas, TX, Microsoft

TechSpot

Hackers have compromised the once anonymous Tor network

The Tor anonymous encryption service offers internet users a way to surf the web with anonymity and prides itself on the level of security it offers.

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Network World

Tor hints at possible U.S. government involvement in recent attack

Hackers attacked the infrastructure of Tor, the anonymizing service, earlier this month in an incident that may have compromised a number of hidden services, according to an announcement posted today by the Tor Project's director, Roger Dingledine.

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The Inquirer

Video games industry is fighting an advanced cyber attack campaign

THE VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY is at the mercy of a large scale advanced cyber attack campaign designed to steal source code, Dell's security arm Secureworks has revealed .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, SecureWorks, Software

Brandon Sun

National Research Council only the most recent victim of computer hacking

The recent cyber attack against Canada's National Research Council was not first time that foreign and domestic entities have been accused of illegally infiltrating Canadian corporate or government computers.

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BetaNews

Internet of Things devices open up new avenues for hackers

We're constantly being told that the internet of things is set to revolutionize the world we live in.

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The Washington Post

Hackers disrupt Kenyaa s march to e-goverment

In its latest attack, Anonymous cell Anon_0x03 on July 27 cracked, took control and used Kenya Deputy President William Ruto's Twitter account to tweet a list of government websites it had hacked.

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Related Topix: World News, Kenya, Africa, Science / Technology, Twitter, Travel

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