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Criminals Traded 110 Million Stolen Credentials in 2014, Experian Says

Online credentials more valuable than card data

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Cyber Insurance: Worth it, But Beware of the Exclusions

Cyber insurance is a necessity for most organizations, since general liability policies will no longer cover the costs of a data breach. But experts say it is crucial to have a policy customized for the risks of an organization, and...

FBI warns of cyberattacks linked to China

The FBI and security companies have observed 'recent intrusions'

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Researcher Builds System to Protect Against Malicious Insiders

When an employee turns on his own company, the results -- damaged networks, data theft and even work stoppage -- could be devastating. Virginia Tech's Daphne Yao hopes the algorithms she's working on can stop that kind of attack.

Russian faces more charges in point-of-sale hacking case

Roman Valeryevich Seleznev has been charged with 11 counts of wire fraud

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An Inside Look at Russian Cybercriminals

A detailed look at Russian cybercriminals focused on accessing online banking accounts reveals an effective hidden system for spreading malware through compromised websites.

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What To Do in the Aftermath of the JPMorgan Breach

The compromise of 10s of millions of JPMorgan Chase accounts poses the greatest risk of phishing attacks on consumers and small businesses, experts say.

White House Cybersecurity Plans Hinge on Industry Dialogue

October has been designated Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and it started with an appeal from the Obama administration for closer collaboration with businesses on cyber threats.

How hackers accidentally sold a pre-release XBox One to the FBI

Group member Dylan Wheeler said the FBI ended up buying a mockup of the XBox One for $5,000

Report: LulzSec leader directed cyberattacks while working for FBI

Hector Xavier Monsegur directed attacks against targets in the UK, Australia, Brazil and other countries, The Daily Dot is reporting

McAfee's Most Dangerous Cybercelebrities of 2014

Musicians dominate the 2014 list of celebs you might not want to search on for fear of malware

Don't Laugh: Jimmy Kimmel Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity of 2014

McAfee issues its annual list of the most dangerous people to search for online -- as in, you might get a virus if you do.

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Young Adults Clueless on Cybersecurity Profession

The cybersecurity profession and its role in keeping the Internet safe is lost among young adults, who are therefore less likely to pursue a career in the field, a survey shows.

Four charged with stealing Army helicopter training software

The defendants also allegedly stole pre-release games and information on Microsoft's Xbox

Second cyberattack hits SuperValu grocery stores' payment systems

The Minnesota-based supermarket chain says technology installed after the first attack greatly reduced the severity of the second

CEO indicted for company's alleged mobile spyware app

The indictment of the Pakistani man is the first focused on an alleged mobile spyware app, the DOJ says

General Motors Puts First Cybersecurity Chief in the Seat

As automated driving looms, security gets more complex

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Data Breaches Rise as Cybercriminals Continue to Outwit IT

Security breaches rise again this year, costing an average of $415,000, as security pros fail to keep pace with cybercrime innovation.

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Virtualization, Cloud Complicate Insider Threats for Federal CIOs

The expansion and blurring of the traditional government network environment require federal IT officials to rethink contracting processes and embrace real-time security monitoring.

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