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The White House says evidence shows the hack against Sony Pictures was carried out by a "sophisticated actor" with "malicious intent." credit: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images

Tips on Protecting Your Business from Hackers

The massive hack at Sony has some businesses second guessing their own cyber security.

12/20/2014

Big data breaches of identity theft increased nearly 20 percent from last year and more than 10 million cases of Americans’ personal records being exposed or published have already been reported in 2014 – making it the most common consumer complaint in the U.S. (Photo by Patrick Lux/Getty Images)

Audit: University of Maryland Network Vulnerable

State auditors say sensitive data in computers at the University of Maryland-College Park remains vulnerable to hackers five years after administrators were told about security flaws.

12/11/2014

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Home Depot: 53M Email Addresses Stolen by Hackers

The Home Depot Inc. said Thursday that hackers stole 53 million email addresses in addition to payment card data.

11/06/2014

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#Trending In Entertainment: Joan Rivers Dies and Hollywood Gets Hacked

This week one of entertainment’s comedic legends passed away, Hollywood got hacked, and apparently everyone is in court for something or the other.

09/05/2014

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Prosecutors: Hacker Helps Government Disrupt Hundreds Of Cyberattacks On Congress, NASA

A prolific computer hacker who infiltrated the servers of major corporations later switched sides and helped the government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets, according to federal prosecutors.

05/26/2014

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Cyber Cops: Target Hackers May Take Years To Find

Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems last December.

04/17/2014

The White House says evidence shows the hack against Sony Pictures was carried out by a "sophisticated actor" with "malicious intent." credit: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images

Johns Hopkins Student Data Spilled After Hacker’s Failed ‘Extortion’ Attempt

Johns Hopkins University says names and contact information for up to 1,200 current and former students were posted online after a hacker’s failed extortion attempt aimed at gaining deeper access to the university’s computer network.

03/07/2014

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Kickstarter Says Hackers Got Customer Data

Online fundraising site Kickstarter says hackers got some of its customer data.

02/17/2014

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Hackers Find Weaknesses in Car Computer Systems

As cars become more like PCs on wheels, what’s to stop a hacker from taking over yours?

09/03/2013

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