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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.

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Hackers use a trick to deliver Zeus banking malware

Zeus is encrypted and contained in an ".enc" file, which security products allow through, according to Malcovery Security.

Former NSA employee looks to make email more secure

Virtru is one of a number of companies tackling the tricky problem of making email encryption easier.

PCWorld News

Video service Blinkx contests Harvard professor's analysis

Ben Edelman, who studies deceptive Web advertising, contends Blinkx misleads users and cheats advertisers

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Target says attackers stole vendor credentials

The retailer has updated and limited access controls as the investigation continues