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Expert: Rural US websites easy target for hackers

(AP) -- The digital trove of credit card numbers and emails stolen by the group known as Anonymous came from towns across rural America - places like Gassville, Ark. and Tishomingo County, Miss., where officers don't usually ...

dateAug 08, 2011 in Internet
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Nation's fight against cyber intruders goes local

The next frontier in the fight to keep crucial electronic networks safe from harm will play out as close to home as Town Hall and require more involvement from private industry, which controls 85 percent of the infrastructure, ...

dateJul 20, 2011 in Internet
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24,000 files stolen from defense contractor: Pentagon

A foreign intelligence service swiped 24,000 computer files from a US defense contractor in March in one of the largest ever cyberattacks on a Pentagon supplier, a top Defense Department official revealed on Thursday.

dateJul 15, 2011 in Telecom
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Pentagon to publish strategy for cyberspace wars

(AP) -- Facing escalating risks of cyberattacks by hackers, criminals and other nations, the Pentagon is developing more resilient computer networks so the military can continue to operate if critical systems are breached ...

dateJul 14, 2011 in Internet
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Facebook hires iPhone, PS3 hacker 'Geohot'

Facebook confirmed on Wednesday that it has hired George Hotz, a celebrated hacker known as "GeoHot" who was sued by Sony for hacking the Japanese company's PlayStation 3 game console.

dateJun 29, 2011 in Internet
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Sony backs US cybersecurity legislation

Japan's Sony Corp., victim of one of the largest data breaches in history, voiced support on Wednesday for cybersecurity legislation being considered by the US Congress.

dateJun 29, 2011 in Internet
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IMF identifies hacked computer files

The International Monetary Fund has identified the computer files hacked in a cyberattack and is the process of weighing their importance, and IMF spokesman said Thursday.

dateJun 23, 2011 in Internet
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Hackers claim hit on CIA website (Update 2)

A hacker group was brazenly ramping up its antics as waves of cyberattacks targeting even the US spy agency expose how poorly defended many networks are against Internet marauders.

dateJun 16, 2011 in Internet
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