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    NSA spying alarms lawmakers, tech companies

    NSA spying alarms lawmakers, tech companies Revelations about the US National Security Agency’s expansive data-collection efforts have underscored the power of electronic surveillance in the Internet era
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    History of mass surveillance in the US

    History of mass surveillance in the US Government surveillance and secret warrants are not new in the United States
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    Microsoft’s Citadel bust thwarts 5-million strong PC botnet

    Microsoft’s Citadel bust thwarts 5-million strong PC botnet Europol said a global effort led by Microsoft to stop one of the world’s biggest cybercrime rings has succeeded in wiping out the malicious computer networks that the gang used, known as the Citadel Botnets.
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    LulzSec hackers jailed in UK

    LulzSec hackers jailed in UK A group of British hackers who “ran riot” causing millions of dollars of damage to computer networks run by Sony, the CIA and other agencies were sentenced to jail terms on Thursday.
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    LulzSec hackers "at cutting edge" of cyber crime

    LulzSec hackers "at cutting edge" of cyber crime Four British hackers who took part in 2011 cyber-attacks on targets ranging from the CIA to Sony were audacious, arrogant men whose motivation was “anarchic self-amusement”
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    How will cyber-heist banks get their money back?

    How will cyber-heist banks get their money back? The two Middle East banks hit in a $45 million ATM heist face an uncertain path in trying to recover their losses
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    US charges eight in million cyber crime scheme

    US charges eight in million cyber crime scheme In one of the biggest ever bank heists, a global cyber crime ring stole $45 million from two Middle Eastern banks
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    Chinese government waging cyber war says US Pentagon

    Chinese government waging cyber war says US Pentagon The Pentagon is officially accusing the Chinese government and military with conducting computer-based attacks against the US
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    US warns of cyber attacks and market runs

    US warns of cyber attacks and market runs Regulators should guard against runs on the shadow banking system and watch out for cyber attacks on banks in coming months
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    US Representatives pass cybersecurity bill amid privacy concerns

    US Representatives pass cybersecurity bill amid privacy concerns The US House of Representatives passed legislation designed to help companies and the government share information on cyber threats
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    LulzSec hacking group leader arrested

    LulzSec hacking group leader arrested Australian Federal Police have arrested the self-proclaimed leader of the international hacking group LulzSec
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    Hackers fake White House explosions from Associated Press Twitter account

    Hackers fake White House explosions from Associated Press Twitter account Hackers took control of the AP Twitter account and sent a false tweet about explosions in the White House that sent US financial markets reeling.
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    CBS News Twitter accounts hacked

    CBS News Twitter accounts hacked Social media accounts maintained by CBS News programs, “60 Minutes” and “48 Hours,” were compromised
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    LulzSec hacker receives 1 year in prison for Sony breach

    LulzSec hacker receives 1 year in prison for Sony breach A hacker who pleaded guilty to taking part in an extensive computer breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment was sentenced on Thursday
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    White House threatens veto of House cybersecurity bill

    White House threatens veto of House cybersecurity bill The White House threatened to veto a House of Representatives bill aimed at improving US cybersecurity
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    China, US to work together on cybersecurity: Kerry

    China, US to work together on cybersecurity: Kerry China and the US, which are embroiled in a bitter dispute over hacking, have agreed to set up a cybersecurity working group
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    Cybercrime ring attacking videogame companies for years: researcher

    Cybercrime ring attacking videogame companies for years: researcher Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a Chinese hacking ring that they said broke into the servers of dozens of online videogaming companies and stole valuable source code over a four-year period.
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    Obama budget makes cybersecurity a growing U.S. priority

    Obama budget makes cybersecurity a growing U.S. priority President Barack Obama proposed on Wednesday increased spending to protect U.S. computer networks from Internet-based attacks in a sign that the government aims to put more resources into the emerging global cyber arms race.
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    Cyber attacks hurt China’s credibility, says US

    Cyber attacks hurt China’s credibility, says US Cyber attacks against the United States from China are eroding the country’s credibility and scaring off potential foreign investors afraid of losing their intellectual property, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday.
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    Israel braces for hack attack

    Israel braces for hack attack Israeli computer system administrators and security experts were bracing themselves Friday for an assault by pro-Palestinian hackers, who have vowed to disable Israeli websites this weekend.
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