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Apple hires whitehat hacker who helped Microsoft probe and secure Windows Vista

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The security of its products is important to Apple, that’s why it has hired former Microsoft whitehat hacker Kristin Paget (formerly known as Chris Paget) to help secure its operating systems and hardware, Wired reports. Paget confirmed to the popular technology website that she is currently employed by Apple. According to her...
Apple hires whitehat hacker who helped Microsoft probe and secure Windows Vista

Support Grows to Let Cybervictims Fight Back

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As companies weather a spate of high-profile computer attacks, support is growing for an option that for now is probably illegal: fighting back....
Support Grows to Let Cybervictims Fight Back

Obama Discusses Computer Security with Corporate Chiefs

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The president is looking for support as he presses for legislation that would give the administration new technological tools and broader authority in the battle against computer attacks....
Obama Discusses Computer Security with Corporate Chiefs

The New York Times Was Attacked By Chinese Hackers Over Four Months

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The New York Times has revealed that over the last four months, it was repeatedly attacked by Chinese hackers using methods that have been linked to the Chinese military in the past. The timing of the attacks coincided with reporting for an investigative article published on October 24 that revealed...
The New York Times Was Attacked By Chinese Hackers Over Four Months

Microsoft Finds PCs That Ship Pre-Infected

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Microsoft said it had discovered several new computers, fresh from Chinese factory floors, that carried a particularly pernicious computer virus -- one capable of invading bank accounts, starting computer attacks and creating back doors to let criminals have their way with infected machines....
Microsoft Finds PCs That Ship Pre-Infected

Daily Report: Dispute on Spam Stirs Big Assault on the Internet

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A squabble between a group fighting spam and a Dutch company that hosts Web sites said to be sending spam has escalated into one of the largest computer attacks on the Internet, causing widespread congestion and jamming crucial infrastructure around the world, John Markoff and Nicole Perlroth write on Wednesday...
Daily Report: Dispute on Spam Stirs Big Assault on the Internet

Iran blamed for cyberattacks on U.S. banks and companies

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Iran has recently mounted a series of disruptive computer attacks against major U.S. banks and other companies in apparent retaliation for Western economic sanctions aimed at halting its nuclear program, according to U.S. intelligence and other officials. Read full article >>...
Iran blamed for cyberattacks on U.S. banks and companies

World War III Is Already Here - And We're Losing

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Every day the Pentagon is attacked 3 million times. They've infiltrated our banks. They've ransacked our technology industry. They've breached the networks of the Chamber of Commerce. They've read our email by taking down one of America's pre-eminent technology companies, Google. It's already World War III, people. And all we...
World War III Is Already Here - And We're Losing

Computer Attacks Are Skyrocketing And Criminals Are Targeting Macs

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Viruses, trojans, and other aggravating malware that once attacked only PCs are now making their way to Macs, CNN Money is reporting. Intel subsidiary McAfee has released its quarterly "Threats Report" and come out with bad news not only for Apple but also for Google and, well, the entire computer...
Computer Attacks Are Skyrocketing And Criminals Are Targeting Macs

Support Grows to Let Cyber Theft Victims "Hack Back"

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As companies weather a spate of high-profile computer attacks, support is growing for an option that for now is probably illegal: fighting back. The Justice Department has long held that if a company accesses another party’s computer network without permission, for whatever purpose, it is breaking the law. But the...
Support Grows to Let Cyber Theft Victims "Hack Back"
Zero-day attacks are meaner, more rampant than we ever thought

China 'aiding hacker attacks on west'

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Study claims military unit based in Shanghai has stolen vast amounts of data from companies and defence groupsThe Chinese government is directly aiding thousands of computer attacks against western companies and defence groups by top-level hackers based in Shanghai, according to a new study which warns that they have stolen...
China 'aiding hacker attacks on west'

Hackers Torpedoed Coke's Multi-Billion Dollar Deal to Buy a Chinese Corporation

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Chinese flag A Chinese hacking crew dubbed the Comment Group has been romping through corporate America’s computer networks for a few years now. The extent of the breaches wasn’t clear until Bloomberg published an in-depth report Sunday detailing in part how soft drink giant Coke was hacked in 2009 and didn’t...
Hackers Torpedoed Coke's Multi-Billion Dollar Deal to Buy a Chinese Corporation

Keeping up with the hackers (chart)

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This handy chart provides a timeline of the computer attacks and hacks that have happened over the past year....
Keeping up with the hackers (chart)

The Google Cookie That Seems to Come Out of Nowhere

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Two years ago, Mac user Stephen Frankel started noticing something strange: A mysterious Google “cookie” file kept popping up on his computer, even though he was blocking tracking cookies, had no Google accounts and wasn’t even visiting Google. Associated Press About a week ago, he checked Safari again and emailed...
The Google Cookie That Seems to Come Out of Nowhere

Spamhaus is battling a 300 billion bits-per-second DDoS described as the 'biggest attack in history'

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Anti-spam organization Spamhaus has been hit by a number of large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, bringing down its own website temporarily and causing widespread disruption across the Internet. The BBC is reporting it as the ‘biggest cyber-attack in history,’ with The New York Times describing it as ‘one of...
Spamhaus is battling a 300 billion bits-per-second DDoS described as the 'biggest attack in history'
Google starts warning users of state-sponsored computer attacks

Pentagon creating teams to launch cyberattacks as threat grows

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The Pentagon's Cyber Command will create 40 offensive cyber-teams by the fall of 2015 to help defend the nation against major computer attacks and assist combat commands as they plan offensive capabilities, Gen. Keith Alexander testified to Congress on Tuesday. Read full article >>...
Pentagon creating teams to launch cyberattacks as threat grows
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