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Chinese state-owned enterprises 'hired' military hacking unit

The DOJ's indictment describes how hackers transferred stolen data to Chinese enterprises

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DogeVault says thieves attacked virtual machines in $130,000 Dogecoin heist

The service lost 280 million dogecoins and has recovered 120 million

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'Elderwood' hackers continue to set pace for zero-day exploits

Symantec believes the group may be more diverse and well funded than believed

Mozilla hates it, but streaming video DRM is coming to Firefox

Mozilla has little choice lest users be cut off from popular content services, Mozilla's CTO says

PCWorld News

Former Subway franchise owner pleads guilty to POS hacking

Shahin Abdollahi allegedly illegally accessed POS systems he sold to Subway restaurants in a gift card scam

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Suspected Iranian hackers target US defense industry, FireEye says

FireEye analysts said the Ajax Security Team is moving on from website defacements to cyber-espionage

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Here's how to chat with your Facebook friends using end-to-end encryption

Cryptocat can now pull a person's buddy list from Facebook

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Avast: Websites loaded with PC-locking ransomware visited millions of times each week

Avast's user base has landed on websites hosting ransomware more than 18 million times over six weeks

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You can donate Bitcoins to politicians now

The US Federal Election Commission has approved a request from a political action committee to accept bitcoin donations worth up to $100

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Hackers hoped for slam dunk on Japan Basketball Association website

The sole attack using a recent IE zero-day was on the JBA's website, linked to a high-ranking government official, Symantec said

Chrome's ploy to kill the URL already has a security flaw

Google's "Origin Chip" feature doesn't display long URLs, undermining its antiphishing intentions

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Bitcoin lacks 'credibility and trust,' U.S. SEC says

The U.S. SEC warns of frauds and scams involving the virtual currency

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Malware infections tripled in late 2013 thanks to sneaky browser plugin, Microsoft says

The rise is attributed to 'Rotbrow,' a type of malware that downloads other bad programs

Adblock Plus works out kinks in Safari extension

The browser extension is mostly on par with ones for Chrome and Opera

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Heartbleed-like bug in OpenSSH dismissed as a hoax

Scammers claim they found a bug in the remote access tool two years ago