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More questions raised about Hillary Clinton emails

A government review has concluded that Hillary Clinton sent classified information through a personal email account while she served as secretary of state, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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When the good guys are wielding the lasers

Lasers can be used to steal sensitive data, even over long distances. New research at MIT shows that they can also be used to protect data.

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Thanks for all the phish

Verizon, in its 2015 Data Breach Investigation Report, found that for three years running, phishing attacks were a part of over two-thirds of cyber-espionage incidents. Since a single user click can start a chain of events resulting...

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5 arrested in JPMorgan hacking case

U.S law enforcement officials have arrested five individuals who reportedly were involved in the high-profile 2014 computer hacking of JPMorgan.

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Regulators push to limit security software exports

The comment period on Wassenaar ends next Monday, and the rules, as written, would severely restrict international sales, deployment, research and even discussion of cybersecurity tools and exploits, experts say.

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Vietnamese man gets 13 years for massive ID theft scheme

A Vietnamese man linked to a data breach of 200 million personal records at a subsidiary of credit monitoring firm Experian has been sentenced to 13 years in prison, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

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Assessing the value of cyber insurance

A good policy would be welcome if a data breach ever hit our manager’s company, but what constitutes a good policy?

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Hacking Team CEO insists tools weren't compromised

The founder of the Italian surveillance software company that suffered a disastrous data breach last week sought to reassure clients Tuesday about the gravity of the intrusion.

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How should an underage cyberthief be dealt with?

If our goal in sentencing is to reduce such crimes, you have to ask how sending kids to prison accomplishes that.

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OPM director steps down in wake of unprecedented data breach

Katherine Archuleta, the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, resigned a day after her agency announced that hackers had stolen information on 21.5 million current, former and prospective government workers and their...

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OPM hackers stole data on 21.5M people, including 1.1M fingerprints

The number of records stolen in an attack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is bigger than anyone thought.

Two U.S. telecoms to pay $3.5M for data breach

TerraCom and YourTel America will pay a combined $3.5 million after the FCC found that they were storing customers' personal data on unprotected servers.

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Hacker group that hit Twitter, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft intensifies attacks

The hackers that targeted Twitter, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft developers two years ago have escalated their economic espionage efforts as they seek confidential business information and intellectual property they can profit from.

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8 backup and security tips for frequent fliers

Do your data security plans include recovery contingencies for when you’re traveling?

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Which industries best safeguard your personal information? Security perceptions vs. reality

When it comes to your personal information, which industries do you trust most, or least, with your data? How do some of the recent, highly publicized breaches affect your opinion in terms of which industries are most vulnerable, and...

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US personnel agency takes system offline after security flaw detected

Problems for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management aren't letting up. The government agency said Monday it had suspended a system used for background checks after a security flaw was discovered in the Web-based app.

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6 reasons why there will be another OPM-style hack

Congress might fume about the security failures, but the truth is that it’s part of the problem.

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OPM: The worst hack of all time

The federal government personnel security breach is bigger and worse than you can imagine.

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