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US reaches plea deal with NSA spy whistle-blower

An ex-senior official in the top secret US National Security Agency will plead guilty to exceeding authorized use of a computer in a classified information leak case, court papers showed Thursday.

Jun 09, 2011
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Hackers cause Sony major financial, reputational damage

Information security expert John D’Arcy, assistant professor of information technology management at the University of Notre Dame, says this week’s hacking attack on Sony Corp. is yet another example of the significant ...

Jun 08, 2011
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Sony, Epsilon execs to testify

(AP) -- Executives from Sony and online marketing firm Epsilon will go before lawmakers on Thursday to try to explain recent data breaches at their companies that have exposed email addresses, credit card numbers and other ...

Jun 02, 2011
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Lockheed Martin says it repelled cyber attack

Lockheed Martin, the world's top defense contractor, was on Sunday investigating the source of a major cyber-attack one week ago against its information network, the company said. ...

May 29, 2011
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Lockheed Martin hit by cyber attack

Hackers launched a "significant and tenacious" cyber attack on Lockheed Martin, a major defense contractor holding highly sensitive information, but its secrets remained safe, the company said Saturday.

May 29, 2011
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Japan orders Sony to improve data security

Sony was told by the Japanese government on Friday to strengthen its data security as the electronics and entertainment giant reels from a series of attacks by hackers.

May 27, 2011
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Sony Ericsson's Canada site hacked: company

Hackers have attacked Sony Ericsson's Canadian eShop website, affecting 2,000 users, the latest online strike against the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant, a Sony spokesman said Wednesday.

May 25, 2011
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White House cybersecurity plan falls short, IU expert says

The Obama Administration outlined what it called sweeping cybersecurity legislation Thursday (May 12), but the proposed new law still provides few incentives, and even fewer legal requirements, for the private sector to provide ...

May 16, 2011
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Security flaws found in the WebGL standard

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Context Information Security have issued a warning about the WebGL standard. The warning states that this standard has the potential to undermine the security concepts that ...

May 13, 2011 weblog
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