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Cyber-attacks against businesses ‘doubled in 2015’

The number of attacks by cyber-criminals against businesses doubled in 2015, research by Kaspersky Lab has revealed. The research found that, in 2015, some 58% of corporate PCs were hit with at least one attempted malware infection, which represents an increase of three percentage points on 2014. Some 29% of business computers were exposed at […]

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Twitter account of pharmaceutical executive Shkreli hacked

(Reuters) – Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive facing U.S. charges of securities fraud, lost control of his Twitter account to hackers on Sunday, hours after he took to Twitter to plead his innocence, his spokesman said. “It was hacked,” Craig Stevens, a spokesman for the former chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, said in an email. […]

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U.S. reviews possible ‘back door’ in Juniper Networks code

The U.S. government is investigating unauthorized code inserted in software from Juniper Networks Inc, which experts warned could be a “back door” used to spy on the networking equipment maker’s customers, an official told Reuters on Friday. A senior U.S. official who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter said the […]

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VTech hack exposes ID theft risk in connecting kids to Internet

(By Jim Finkle and Jeremy Wagstaff, Reuters) – Parents who gave their child a Kidizoom smartwatch or a VTech InnoTab tablet may have exposed them to identity theft after Hong Kong-based VTech said hackers stole the personal information of more than 6 million children. The breach underscores how digital products aimed at kids often have […]

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Idaho man sues U.S. government over personnel data hack

(By Laura Zuckerman, Reuters) – An Idaho man is suing the U.S. government for compromising his personal information in computer hacks revealed earlier this year at the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that put the private data of at least 21.5 million Americans at risk. Victor Hobbs, an aviation safety specialist for the Federal […]

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