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Android malware using TOR anonymity network makes a debut

Using TOR makes it more difficult to trace the command-and-control server

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CloudFlare acquires StopTheHacker malware scanning service

CloudFlare will continue to run StopTheHacker as normal while working on a longer-term integration

Apple encryption mistake puts many desktop applications at risk

Apple's Mail, FaceTime, Calendar, Safari browser and Software Update could be vulnerable, a researcher said.

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Neiman Marcus says fewer payment cards exposed in breach than first thought

Around 350,000 credit and debit cards were exposed in the incident -- not 1.1 million as first feared.

Namecheap fends off DDoS attack that knocked 300 websites offline

The 100Gbps attack knocked 300 websites offline for about three hours

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Database attack exposes personal data at University of Maryland

The data included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and university ID numbers

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Zeus banking malware hides crucial file inside a photo

Security software is less likely to flag a '.jpg' file as a malicious

Attack on U.S. veterans website may have been aimed at military members

FireEye has linked the latest attacks to two other malware campaigns, believed to come from China

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Hackers circulate thousands of FTP credentials, New York Times among those hit

A list of compromised FTP credentials is circulating in underground forums.

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Target contractor says it was victim of cyberattack

Fazio Mechanical Services, which specializes in refrigeration, said it maintained a 'data connection' with Target

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Apple removes Blockchain, last Bitcoin wallet app, from iOS App Store

The legal uncertainty around Bitcoin may be spooking Apple

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One in three victims of Target card breach could face fraud

A survey released by Javelin Research shows data breach victims are more frequently seeing fraud

Google expands bug bounties for Chrome and popular open-source programs

Researchers who analyze Google-made extensions should be rewarded, the company said

Holiday Inn, Marriott hotels suffer suspected data breach

A large hotel management company says attackers may have compromised its point-of-sale devices

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Windows XP support cutoff poses data breach risk for retailers

Symantec said retailers running Windows XP-based POS terminals will soon face an increased attack risk.