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Data-wiping malware strikes Saudi government agencies

Saudia Arabia’s government agencies were hit with a cyber attack that security researchers are blaming on a worm-like malware that can wipe computer systems, destroying data.

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Implantable medical devices can be hacked to harm patients

It's possible to transmit life-threatening signals to implanted medical devices with no prior knowledge of how the devices work, researchers in Belgium and the U.K. have demonstrated.

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Android malware steals access to more than 1 million Google accounts

A new Android malware has managed to steal access to more than 1 million Google accounts, and it continues to infect new devices, according to security firm Checkpoint.

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2017 security predictions

If you thought 2016 was bad, fasten your seat belts -- next year is going to be even worse.

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The new Mirai strain has gone far beyond Deutsche Telekom

The latest strain of Mirai, the malware that’s been infecting internet routers from Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, has spread to devices in at least 10 other countries, according to security firm Flashpoint.

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Japanese government denies report that its defense forces were hacked

Japanese government officials have denied reports that a secure network used by the country's defense forces was attacked earlier this year.

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Will AI usher in a new era of hacking?

It may take several years or even decades, but hackers won’t necessarily always be human. Artificial intelligence –- a technology that also promises to revolutionize cyber security -- could one day become the go-to hacking tool.

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How to dodge Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping hackers

Hackers are writing apps, setting up phony Wi-Fi networks and unleashing malware in attempts to turn legitimate Black Friday and Cyber Monday retailing into profits for themselves, according to security experts.

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3 ingredients of a successful attack

What we mean when we talk about method, opportunity and motive.

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Trump's national security pick is a cybersecurity hawk

Michael Flynn, the man President-elect Donald Trump plans to name as U.S. national security advisor, believes the government is falling behind on cybersecurity.

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US lawmakers introduce bill to delay enhanced government hacking powers

U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation to delay the coming into force on Dec. 1 of a rule change that aims to expand the government's ability to search computers and other digital devices across many jurisdictions with a single...

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This malware attack starts with a fake customer-service call

Hotel and restaurant chains, beware. A notorious cybercriminal gang is tricking businesses into installing malware by calling their customer services representatives and convincing them to open malicious email attachments.

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UK approves extradition of British hacker to the US

A U.K. official has ordered the extradition of a British man to the U.S. on charges of hacking government computers belonging to NASA and the Department of Defense.

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412 million FriendFinder Network accounts said to be exposed in hack

Over 412 million accounts on dating and entertainment network FriendFinder Networks have been exposed, the second time that the network has been breached in two years, according to a popular breach notification website.

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Suspected Russian hackers target US think tanks after election

Hours after Donald Trump won the presidential election, a suspected Russian cyberespionage team was blamed for targeting several U.S. think tanks with phishing emails designed to fool victims into installing malware.

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Hacker shows how easy it is to take over a city’s public Wi-Fi network

An Israeli hacker found a vulnerability in routers that could have allowed him to take over the public Wi-Fi network of an entire city.

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Yahoo investigating if insiders knew of hack

Yahoo said investigators were looking into the possibility that some people within the company knew at the time about the late 2014 theft of information of at least 500 million user accounts.

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Competing hackers dampen the power of Mirai botnets

The malware behind last month's massive distributed denial-of-service attack in the U.S. appears to be losing its potency. Ironically, hackers are to blame for diluting its power.

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