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Hackers exploit new bug with worms in early attacks

Hackers have begun exploiting the newly identified ‘Shellshock’ computer bug, using fast-moving worm viruses to scan for vulnerable systems and then infect them, researchers warned. ‘Shellshock’ is the firs

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US hospital data hacking biggest 'Heartbleed' breach

Hackers who stole the personal data of about 4.5 million patients of hospital group Community Health Systems broke into the company's computer system by exploiting the "Heartbleed" internet bug, making it the first known large-scal

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Iranian hackers becoming more aggressive

Iranian hackers have become increasingly aggressive and sophisticated, moving from disrupting and defacing US websites to engaging in cyber espionage, security experts say. According to Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity company F

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Hackers used Explorer flaw in new attacks

A flaw in recent versions of Internet Explorer was used to attack visitors to a website for US military veterans, and also appears to have been used earlier against French aerospace industry employees, researchers said Friday. The

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Bitcoin hit by denial of service attacks

Bitcoin is being hit by attacks from unknown computer hackers who are sending "mutated" lines of code into the program that runs the virtual currency, a spokeswoman from its main trade organization said in a statement. T

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Hackers post account info on 4.6m Snapchat users

Computer hackers posted online usernames and partial phone numbers of 4.6 million users of mobile photo-sharing service Snapchat, media reports said. A website called SnapchatDB.info made the information available for download, ac

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Cybercrime – the shape of things to come

Each year, about the time the mince pies and festive bunting appear, we begin to see a raft of predictions from companies, analysts and other opinion leaders on what the newest trend businesses and consumers will face in the coming year.

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Adobe says customer data stolen by hackers

Adobe Systems said on Thursday that hackers had stolen source code to some of its most popular software and data about millions of its customers. Security experts worry about the theft of source code because close review of the pr

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Virus targets the social network in new fraud twist

In the world of cyber fraud, a fake fan on Instagram can be worth five times more than a stolen credit card number. As social media has become increasingly influential in shaping reputations, hackers have used their computer skill

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Syria hackers attack US media sites

Hackers promoting the Syrian Electronic Army simultaneously targeted websites belonging to CNN, Time and the Washington Post on Thursday by breaching Outbrain, a firm which publishes content recommendations on those sites.  

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