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    DDoS cyber attacks get bigger, smarter, and more damaging

    DDoS cyber attacks get bigger, smarter, and more damaging Crashing websites and overwhelming data centers, a new generation of cyber attacks is costing millions and straining the structure of the Internet.
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    British man charged with hacking Federal Reserve computers

    British hacker stole data from US Federal Reserve A British man has been charged with hacking into computer servers belonging to the U.S. Federal Reserve
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    Hackers target Brazil’s World Cup for cyber attacks

    Hackers target Brazil’s World Cup for cyber attacks Brazilian hackers are threatening to disrupt the World Cup with attacks ranging from jamming websites to data theft
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    360 million newly stolen credentials on black market

    360 million newly stolen credentials on black market A cybersecurity firm said that it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets
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    France's Snecma targeted by hackers - researcher

    French aerospace firm Snecma targeted by hackers French aerospace engine maker Snecma, a unit of Safran, was attacked by hackers who exploited a vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer
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    Sands Casino website hack stole sensitive info

    Sands Casino website hack stole sensitive info Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. said Tuesday that hacking into their websites and internal systems last week went deeper than the company had previously known.
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    EU Commission pushes to dilute U.S. Internet influence

    EU Commission pushes to dilute U.S. Internet influence The European Commission called for a dilution of US influence over the organization of the Internet
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    Researchers uncover cyber spying campaign dubbed 'The Mask'

    Researchers uncover cyber spying campaign dubbed 'The Mask' Kaspersky Lab has uncovered what it calls the first cyber espionage campaign believed to be started by a Spanish-speaking country
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    Twitter: government info requests on the rise

    Twitter: government info requests on the rise Government requests for Twitter user information is on the rise, the messaging service said as it released figures while pressing for more transparency.
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    US tech firms given leeway to reveal spy agency demands

    US tech firms given leeway to reveal spy agency demands The US is to give technology firms more leeway to publish broad details of how their customer data has been targeted by US spy agencies
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    Israeli defense computer hacked via tainted email: cyber firm

    Israeli defense computer hacked via tainted email: cyber firm Hackers broke into an Israeli defense ministry computer via an email attachment tainted with malicious software
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    U.S. court system targeted in cyber attack: report

    US courts targeted in cyber attack Unidentified hackers temporarily blocked access to the US federal court system’s public website
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    US government panel urges shutdown of NSA phone spying

    US government panel urges shutdown of NSA phone spying A sharply divided US government task force has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency’s bulk collection of phone data
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    German watchdog kept mass cyber-crime alert quiet for weeks

    German watchdog kept mass cyber-crime alert quiet for weeks Germany’s cyber crime watchdog said it learnt of the mass theft of 16 million digital identities through a criminal probe, but needed weeks before alerting the public.
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    Tech leaders warn of dire effects of US spying

    Tech leaders warn of dire effects of US spying Hi-tech industry bosses demanded authorities change their murky ways in the wake of revelations of a vast snooping campaign by the US and other governments
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    Obama reins in NSA but says spying will continue

    Obama reins in NSA but spying will continue President Barack Obama curtailed the reach of the NSA but said bulk data collection must go on to protect America from terrorists.
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    U.S. government warns merchants on methods used by Target hackers

    U.S. government warns merchants on methods used by Target hackers The US government has provided merchants with information from its investigation into the massive data breach at Target
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    Prominent US retailers victims of cyber attacks: sources

    More well-known U.S. retailers victims of cyber attacks - sources Target and Neiman Marcus are not the only US retailers whose networks were breached over the holiday shopping season
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    Obama may curb NSA phone record access

    Obama may curb NSA phone record access US president Barack Obama is expected to restrict NSA access to Americans’ phone records and rein in spying on foreign leaders
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    NSA developing computer to crack privacy codes: report

    NSA developing computer to crack privacy codes: report The NSA is trying to develop a computer that could ultimately break most encryption programs, whether they are used to protect other nations’ spying programs or consumers’ bank accounts.
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