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Murder Mystery? Michael Hastings and a CyberSecurity Firm Called Endgame

  Reports are beginning to surface about a connection between the reporter Michael Hastings and a mysterious cybersecurity firm known as Endgame. Hastings has been linked to Barrett Brown, who…

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Quantum Network Secretly Running for 2 Years

  A national laboratory has been running a quantum network that could make perfectly secure Internet communications a reality. Though the new technology, described May 1 in the preprint journal…

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Kaspersky Lab Discovers Bitcoin-Mining Malware That Targets Skype Users

A new spam message campaign being transmitted via Skype contains malware capable of using an infected computer to mine for Bitcoins, researchers from multi-national security software firm Kaspersky Lab have discovered. Bitcoins, which Lucian Constantin…

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Pentagon creating offensive teams to launch cyberattacks

. The Pentagon’s Cyber Command will create 13 offensive teams by the fall of 2015 to help defend the nation against major computer attacks from abroad, Gen. Keith Alexander testified to Congress…

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Spy agency ASIO wants powers to hack into personal computers

  SPY agency ASIO wants to hack into Australians’ personal computers and commandeer their smartphones to transmit viruses to terrorists. The Attorney-General’s Department is pushing for new powers for the…

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Major banks target of more cyber attacks; regulator tells banks to alert law, customers

An alert Friday from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency warned about a new wave of so-called distributed denial-of-service attacks on some of the nation’s major financial…