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United Airlines Paying Hackers In Miles To Test Its Computer Systems

For the first time ever, a U.S. airline is paying hackers in miles in exchange for finding vulnerabilities in its computer systems.


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US: More Than 21 Million Affected By Government Data Breach

Hackers stole Social Security numbers, health histories and other highly sensitive data from more than 21 million people, the Obama administration said Thursday, acknowledging that the breach of U.S. government computer systems was far more severe than previously disclosed.


President Barack Obama speaks at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University in Palo Alto on February 13, 2015.  (Photo credit NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Calls for Public Debate Over Encryption

President Barack Obama said Friday that he probably leans more toward strong computer data encryption than many in law enforcement, but added that he understands investigators’ concerns over the matter because of their need to protect people from attacks.


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Report: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords

Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.


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U.S. Disrupts Hacking Schemes That Stole Millions

The hackers got into hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, stealing more than $100 million from businesses and consumers.


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University of Md. Data Breach Goes Back to 1992

The University of Maryland data breach affects fewer than first reported, but it affects students who attended the school years earlier than initially thought.


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Government to Track Down Thieves in Target Breach

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department is committed to tracking down the thieves who stole information from millions of customers of Target Corp.


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Consultant: Despite Hacks, Info Leaks, Americans Still Lax On Digital Security

Despite news of Internet hacking and scamming incidents, Americans continue to take a relaxed approach to protecting their personal information, especially when on computers and mobile devices. Several experts discuss the potential ramifications of the nation’s generally lax approach to protecting one’s digital information and identity, and the need for increased education and awareness on the matter.


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Banks Gear Up For ‘Quantum Dawn 2’ Battle As Cyber Attacks Increase

Banks large and small are girding for an elaborate drill this week that will test how they would fare if hackers unleashed a powerful and coordinated attack against them.


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Pentagon: China Continues Cyberattacks Against US Government

Signs are growing that the sustained surge in cyberattacks emanating from China is imperiling its relations with the U.S., lending urgency to fledgling efforts by both governments to engage on the issue.