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Chinese hackers target US national security think tanks

The Chinese cyberattack group Deep Panda has compromised national security think tanks using sophisticated techniques designed to steal confidential data concerning US foreign policy, according to security researchers at CrowdStrike. 

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WANTED: Russian Evgeniy Bogachev sought over cybercrime botnet

The US has charged a Russian man with being behind a major cybercrime operation that affected individuals and businesses worldwide. Evgeniy Bogachev, said to be known as “lucky12345″ and “slavik”, is accused of being involved in attacks on more than … Continue reading

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Cryptolocker: what you need to know

What happens when a computer is infected with the malicious software, and what should you do to protect your files? Cryptolocker is back in the headlines, thanks to a coordinated effort to take down the computers and criminals that run … Continue reading

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Basecamp Held Hostage by Hackers

It looks like hackers have hit Basecamp with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack and are demanding that the company pay a ransom. 

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How To Avoid CryptoLocker Ransomware

Over the past several weeks, a handful of frantic Microsoft Windows users have written in to ask what they might do to recover from PC infections from “CryptoLocker,”  the generic name for an increasingly prevalent and nasty strain of malicious … Continue reading

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Snowden leaks: US and UK ‘crack online encryption’

US and UK intelligence have reportedly cracked the encryption codes protecting the emails, banking and medical records of hundreds of millions of people.

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‘Syrian Electronic Army’ site down after attack on New York Times

The website for a hacker group calling itself the “Syrian Electronic Army” was taken offline by an Internet body following claims that the hackers had disrupted several major news websites, including the New York Times’ website, the Huffington Post, and … Continue reading

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SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card. 

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A Hack-Proof Internet Exists, Thanks to Quantum Physics

Leave it to the quantum physicists at Los Alamos National Labs to have run for the past two years something that sounded like science fiction: a quantum Internet that promises perfectly secure online communications. 

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IE8 Exploit Had US Nuke Workers in Its Sights

Security researchers revealed that series of “Watering Hole” has been conducted exploiting a IE8 zero-day vulnerability to target U.S. Government experts working on nuclear weapons research.

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