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1 hr ago | SFGate

Threat of hackers demanding ransom grows

You're an entrepreneur, managing the business from your PC. You're a doting mother, with hundreds of photos of your children on your laptop.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, SecureWorks, Software

Sat Aug 30, 2014

ZDNet

Hacker 'Rawshark' disrupts NZ election campaign

New Zealand cabinet minister Judith Collins resigned yesterday in what appears to be a direct response to the hacking of a controversial blogger's email.

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Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Science / Technology, Blog News

Stuff.co.nz

All the financier's men

Threatened by litigation, his business in tatters, former Hanover Finance boss Mark Hotchin appeared to back a public relations campaign aiming to discredit criminal investigations into his company and attack personal enemies, documents suggest.

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Related Topix: Public Relations, Blog News, Science / Technology

PC Magazine

What Are Hackers Thinking?

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Ars Technica

Hackers stole security check info on at least 25,000 DHS employees

On August 2, Department of Homeland Security officials revealed that the agency's contractor for conducting security clearance background checks had been hacked, and an unknown number of DHS employees' personal data from those investigations had been stolen-potentially by a state-sponsored hacker.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Falls Church, VA

ComputerWorld

Backoff malware infections are more widespread than thought

The number of businesses hit by the data-stealing Backoff malware may be substantially more than the 1,000 or so companies estimated by federal officials, according to security vendor Kaspersky Labs.

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The Inquirer

Russian cyber criminals targeted seven of world's major banks in JP Morgan Chase attack

AN FBI INVESTIGATION into a coordinated cyber attack on international banking firm JP Morgan Chase might have expanded to seven of the world's top banks.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Banking, JP Morgan Chase , US Secret Service

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Hager's relationship with hacker revealed

Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager today revealed Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater was hacked because the hacker ''thought he was a p****''.

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Hispanic Business

Dairy Queen Hit by 'Backoff' Cyber Attack

Dairy Queen appears to be the latest victim of a malware breach that could affect as many as 1,000 U.S. businesses.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, US Secret Service, US News

Times of Oman

Unaware of any - significant' cyber attack, says US banking group

A sign outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase in New York, in this September 2013 file photo.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Reuters, Jefferson Pilot Corporation, Insurance, Financial Services

News Max

Next Bank Bailout Could Come After a Cyber-Terror Attack

Bankers and U.S. officials have warned that cyber-terrorists will try to wreck the financial system's computer networks.

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Related Topix: Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Science / Technology

Daily Herald

JPMorgan hack said to start months ago

Hackers burrowed into the databanks of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and deftly dodged one of the world's largest arrays of sophisticated detection systems for months.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Banking, JP Morgan Chase , US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Vladimir Putin

CIO

Why Russian Hackers Are Beating Us

Russian hackers like the ones who breached the computer systems of JP Morgan Chase and at least four other banks win because they think strategically like the best chess players, an expert says.

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Business Journal

LANL may have answer to computer security

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have developed a quantum random number generator that could change the face of computer security.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Cryptography, Science, Computer Science

Network World

50 Norwegian oil companies suffer cyber attack

Yes, I said "cyber". Yesterday 50 Norwegian businesses came under a concerted attack by parties unknown.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Computer Weekly

Cyber attacks on US banks fuel financial sector concerns

The FBI is investigating what appears to be a series of co-ordinated cyber attacks at JP Morgan Chase and at least four other financial institutions, according to US reports.

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Related Topix: Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Science / Technology

SFGate

Term Of The Day: 'Google Dorking'

And now the Feds have issued a warning to U.S. businesses to be on the lookout for Google Dorking activity as a sign of hackers.

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Canada.com

Personal info lost by two departments at same time

In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 photo illustration, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles.

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American Banker

Hacker Attack on Banks Shows Need to Lock Down Employee PCs

SETTING LIMITS: Even when hackers break in, there should be impediments to traversing the entire network, says Bob Olson, head of the global financial services practice at Unisys.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Financial Services, SourceMedia, PC

KHOU-TV Houston

Bank hack attack: What you should doBank hack attack: What you should ...

Bank hack attack: What you should do Bank hack attack: What you should do Check out this story on KHOU.com: http://www.khou.com/story/money/business/2014/08/28/bank-hack-attack-what-you-should-do/14747999/ This is an example of a phishing email reported by the computer security company ProofPoint, in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Santa Clara County, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, Banking, JP Morgan Chase

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