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User mistakes aid most cyber attacks

When a cyber security breach hits the news, those most closely involved often have incentive to play up the sophistication of the attack. If hackers are portrayed as well-funded geniuses, victims look less vulnerable, security fir

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Destructive hacking attempts target critical data

Hacking attacks that destroy rather than steal data or that manipulate equipment are far more prevalent than widely believed, according to a survey of critical infrastructure organisations. The poll by the Organization of American

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Hackers trigger panic over poor countermeasures

Financial advisory firms are so busy trying to prevent computer hacking that they sometimes neglect an equally vital issue: what to do when hackers succeed, a report said. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Wall

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Iran hackers may target US energy firms, FBI warns

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned US businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational institut

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Smart cities must protect utilities from cyber-attacks

Smart cities must design utilities systems with custom defence solutions that protect smart meters and smart grids from cyber-attacks such as home tampering and utilities hacking, a report said. While wearable personal technology

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JPMorgan hack exposed data of 83 million

Names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of the holders of some 83 million households and small business accounts were exposed when computer systems at JPMorgan Chase were recently compromised by hackers, making it one of the biggest

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US charges four with stealing $100m in software, data

Four members of an alleged international computer hacking ring were charged with stealing more than $100 million worth of software and data - some of it used to train military pilots and some related to Microsoft Corp's Xbox gaming console -

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Apple users face 'lost phone' ransom attack

Multiple users on Apple's online support forum and Twitter have reported an unusual smartphone and tablet hack in which cyber attackers were said to have locked Australian users' smartphones and demanded payment in return for unlocking t

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EBay hack raises many questions

EBay's description of how hackers got access to its entire database of 145 million user records leaves many questions unanswered as to how cyber criminals orchestrated what appears to be the second-biggest data breach in US history.

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Bid to hack Yahoo mail accounts

Yahoo said it had detected a "coordinated effort" to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts using malicious computer software. The company said on its official blog that it believed that the attackers were attem

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