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CTO for Liberty Reserve payment network pleads guilty

Mark Marmilev of Brooklyn maintained the technical infrastructure for Liberty Reserve's operations

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What you need to know about the Gmail password compromise

Five million hacked passwords dumped on Russian cybercrime forums

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Five million Gmail addresses and passwords dumped online

The data was not likely stolen from Google, but from other websites, researchers said

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday thwarts nosey malware

This month's round of Patch Tuesday updates includes a critical fix for Internet Explorer

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These 5 antivirus suites keep potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from biting

Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) pack a nasty bite if left unchecked. The antivirus suite you already have may be able to catch and muzzle them.

Malicious advertising hits Amazon, YouTube and Yahoo, Cisco says

The 'Kyle and Stan' network has been running since May

Salesforce warns customers of malware attack

A new version of the Dyreza online banking Trojan is stealing Salesforce.com log-in credentials

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What you need to know about the Home Depot data breach

On Monday, Home Depot issued a public confirmation to reports that they've experienced a data breach impacting debit and credit cards. They're the world's largest home improvement retailer, operating 2,266 stores in the U.S., as well...

Kaspersky says financial institutions not doing enough fight cybercrime

A new report from Kaspersky Lab highlights some disturbing facts about how financial institutions guard against cyber attacks.

Hackers launch Apple ID phishing campaign playing on iCloud security worries

Phishing emails masquerade as security alerts from Apple about rogue iTunes purchases, researchers from Symantec said

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Social media remains an easily exploitable attack surface

Twitter, like every other social platform, has an interesting attack surface; one that criminals have been exploiting for years. The instant connection to information offered by those platforms can be turned against their users,...

Just five gangs in Nigeria are behind most Craigslist buyer scams

They've recruited US-based accomplices to make their scams look less suspicious

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Botnet malware discovered on Healthcare.gov server

A server connected to Healthcare.gov had botnet malware on it, but the malicious code was never used and no personal information was compromised.

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Google, Facebook ID codes found in Android malware stash

Research on Android malware called KorBanker has uncovered a treasure trove of text messages that include authentication codes for Google and Facebook and VPN passwords.

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How to survive a data breach

In today's globally connected world, breaches are inevitable. So what can you do to survive when it happens to you? There are actions that a company must take before, during, and after a breach in order to survive. This blog will...

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Configuration errors lead to HealthCare.gov breach

The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) said that HealthCare.gov, the nation's health insurance enrollment website, was breached in July and that the attackers uploaded malware to the server. Officials say that while the...

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New details suggest that Home Depot breach is nationwide

New information suggests that the Home Depot breach may extend to all 2,200 stores. Comparing the ZIP codes from the stolen cards available online to the ZIP codes associated with the improvements retailer, there is a 99 percent...

Attack hijacks DNS settings on home routers in Brazil

Attackers use cross-site request forgery techniques to change router settings when users visit malicious websites

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