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Yahoo uncovered breach after probing a black market sale

A hacker's attempt to sell user data he claimed was stolen from Yahoo led the company to uncover a far more severe breach.

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Hackers got a treasure trove of data from the Yahoo breach

Thursday's confirmed breach at Yahoo means that a treasure trove of stolen data is very likely circulating on the black market -- potentially putting millions of internet users at risk.

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Verizon learned of massive Yahoo data breach just two days ago

Verizon, now finalizing its $4.8 billion purchase of Yahoo, only learned of the massive data breach at Yahoo two days ago.

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Massive Yahoo hack is the world's biggest -- for now

When Yahoo said on Thursday that data from at least 500 million user accounts had been hacked, it wasn't just admitting to a huge failing in data security -- it was admitting to the biggest hack the world has ever seen.

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Yahoo data breach affects at least half a billion users

A massive breach at Yahoo stole account details from at least 500 million users and is being blamed on state-sponsored hackers.

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Russia previously tried to influence US elections, says spy chief

Russia has tried to influence U.S. elections since the 1960s during the Cold War, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper said.

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This tool sends alerts when your data is leaked

If you’re worried that your data might be in the hands of a hacker, one site is offering a free service that can give you a head’s up.


Data hoarding site LeakedSource could make hacking easier

A site that's been warning the public about data breaches might actually be doing more harm than good.

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Lawmakers tell Obama not to pardon Snowden

U.S. lawmakers are trying to stifle any hope that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will receive a pardon. On Thursday, the House intelligence committee sent a letter to President Obama urging him to treat Snowden as a...

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Hackers are already shaping U.S. election coverage with data leaks

Hackers are becoming a major source for political leaks in this year’s presidential election. Tuesday's leak of emails from former Secretary of State Colin Powell has security experts worried that hackers are manipulating U.S. media...

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New Guccifer 2.0 DNC dump and Colin Powell's private emails leaked

Guccifer 2.0 dumped nearly 700MB of new DNC documents and two years' worth of former Secretary of State Colin Powell's private Gmails were leaked.

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Researchers warn that hackers can DDoS 911 emergency phone service

Researchers warned that a telephony denial of service (TDoS) attack, launched by a mobile phone botnet, could cripple America's 911 emergency call system.

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Crafty GovRAT malware targets U.S. gov't employees

A tough-to-detect malware that attacks government and corporate computers has been upgraded, making it more aggressive in its mission to steal sensitive files, according to security firm InfoArmor.

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Data hoarders are shining a spotlight on past breaches

Old data breaches carried out years ago are entering into the limelight again thanks to anonymous internet users like Keen.

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Quantum computing has the cybersecurity world white-knuckled

As quantum computers inch closer to reality, experts are sweating over their potential to render many of today's cybersecurity technologies useless.


OPM hack in 2015 was avoidable

The compromise last year of the personal information of current and former federal employees was preventable, if the U.S. Office of Personnel Management had taken the right measures.

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U.S. investigates Russia for election hack attacks

Intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating whether Russia has launched a broad covert operation to disrupt the U.S. elections in November, according to a news report.

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Obama looks to avoid a ‘cycle of escalation’ in cyberattacks

President Barack Obama said the U.S. has had problems with cyber intrusions from Russia and other countries in the past, but aims to establish some norms of behavior rather than let the issue escalate.

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