Malware Attacks by Syrian Pro-Government Hackers Are on the Rise

The Syrian Electronic Army isn’t the only pro-Assad group using hacking attacks.
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Target Says PIN Numbers Among Data Stolen in Breach

They were still encrypted, the store says.
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Talk of an RSA Boycott Grows After Reports It Colluded With the NSA

A well-known security researcher says he won’t speak at next year’s RSA conference after reports allege that the company worked with the NSA to allow back doors into encryption products.
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The Washington Post Is Hacked Again, and Again China Is Suspected

It’s the third time in as many years the paper’s systems have been breached.
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Chinese Hackers Used Fake Syrian News and Carla Bruni Pics to Attack Foreign Embassies

Another reason to be careful what you click.
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A New Worm Proves That the Internet of Things Is Vulnerable to Attack

Not worried about your Internet-connected toaster? Okay, how about your security camera?
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After Hacking Incident, Social Startup Buffer Boosts Security Measures

Buffer, a social media management app for businesses, announced on Tuesday that it will now offer two-factor authentication security for its users. The additional security measures require a user to validate their identity with their smartphone before logging in to the service, a feature also offered by Facebook, Google and others. The feature comes just one month after Buffer was hacked and used to post spam to some user accounts.

Syrian Electronic Army Targets President Obama in Latest Hack

Secure those passwords, people.
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Cyber Attack Test Finds Flaws in Equity Market

Hackers were able to force a shutdown of U.S. equity markets in a simulated cyber attack on the U.S. financial sector, suggesting industry and government could do more to harden the financial system against external threats.

Apple’s Safari Made Up Most Mobile Browser Traffic in Q2

Safari wins, but not in all cases.
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