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Hackers Attack EU Executive but no Data Breach -spokesman

BRUSSELS, Nov 25 – Hackers attacked the European Commission’s computers on Thursday, flooding the EU executive’s servers with digital service requests, but while connection speeds were affected, there was no data breach, the Commission said. “Yesterday afternoon the Commission was targeted by an attempt to saturate our internet connection,” Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told a

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Yahoo Faces Growing Scrutiny Over When it Learned of Data Breach

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON, Sept 23 – Yahoo on Friday faced pointed questions about exactly when it knew about a cyber attack that exposed the email credentials of 500 million users, a critical issue for the company as it seeks to prevent the breach from affecting a pending takeover by Verizon Inc. The internet company

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Access Denied

Bridging the gap between board governance and IT security teams BY Jim Jaeger Today’s cyber criminals are highly sophisticated and constantly morphing their methods and attacks, presenting new risks to the organization on a daily basis. Confronted with the real potential of financial loss, brand and reputation damage, loss of intellectual property, reduction in customer

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Apple Fixes Security Flaw After UAE Dissident’s iPhone Targeted

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 28 – Apple Inc issued a patch on Thursday to fix a dangerous security flaw in iPhones and iPads after researchers discovered that a prominent United Arab Emirates dissident’s phone had been targeted with a previously unknown method of hacking. The thwarted attack on the human rights activist, Ahmed

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The Terrorist Algorithm

Would it be possible to stop terrorists by hacking into their accounts? BY Nicholas Noe Could Omar Mateen’s killing spree in Orlando, Florida on June 12 have been prevented if Facebook had employed a computer algorithm to flag potential terrorists? The U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, for one, may be interested in exploring this tantalizing, though

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SWIFT to Unveil New Security Plan After Hackers’ Heists

By Huw Jones and Tom Bergin LONDON, May 24 – The SWIFT secure messaging service that underpins international banking said it plans to launch a new security programme as it fights to rebuild its reputation in the wake of the Bangladesh Bank heist. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)’s chief executive, Gottfried Leibbrandt

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Hackers Target Presidential Campaigns: U.S. Spy Chief

By Dustin Volz and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, May 18 – U.S. presidential campaigns face threats from hackers bent on espionage and other activity more nefarious than mere political mischief, the office of U.S. National Intelligence Director James Clapper said on Wednesday, but did not provide details on specific intrusions. “We’re aware that campaigns and related

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Software Security Suffers as Upstarts Lose Access to Virus Data

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO, May 8- A number of young technology security companies are losing access to the largest collection of industry analysis of computer viruses, a setback industry experts say will increase exposure to hackers. The policy change at the information-sharing pioneer VirusTotal takes aim mainly at a new generation of security companies,

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Panama Papers Source Breaks Silence, Denies Being a Spy: German Newspaper

BERLIN, May 6 – Sueddeutsche Zeitung said on Friday that the source of millions of documents leaked to the German newspaper from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca had sent them a manifesto, saying his motivation was the “scale of injustices” the papers revealed. The source had never before publicly stated why he leaked the documents,

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