Michael KanBeijing Correspondent, IDG News Service

Michael Kan covers IT, telecommunications, and the Internet for the IDG News Service.

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Six senators demand more details about the Yahoo data breach

Six U.S. senators called Yahoo's belated discovery of a massive data breach "unacceptable," and they're demanding that the company provide more details.

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Yahoo's claim of 'state-sponsored' hackers meets with skepticism

Yahoo has blamed its massive data breach on a "state-sponsored actor". But the company isn't saying why it arrived at that conclusion. Nor has it provided any evidence.

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New Mac Trojan uses the Russian space program as a front

Security researchers have found a new Mac OS X malware that appears to be targeting the aerospace industry.

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Yahoo uncovered breach after probing a black market sale

A hacker's attempt to sell user data he claimed was stolen from Yahoo actually led the company to uncover a far more severe breach.

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Hackers now have a treasure trove of user data with the Yahoo breach

Thursday's confirmed breach at Yahoo means that a treasure trove of stolen data is very likely circulating on the black market -- potentially putting millions of internet users at risk.

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Yahoo data breach affects at least 500 million users, company says

A massive breach at Yahoo stole account details from at least 500 million users and is being blamed on state-sponsored hackers.

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Site that leaked Colin Powell's emails dumps Michelle Obama's passport

The site that leaked Colin Powell's stolen emails has also allegedly obtained a scan of Michelle Obama's passport.

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New legislation seeks to prevent US voting systems from being hacked

A U.S. lawmaker has introduced two bills to protect voting systems from hacking, amid fears that Russian cyber spies may be interfering with this year's presidential election.

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Hackers sell tool to spread malware through torrent files

Be careful with what you torrent. A new tool on the black market is helping hackers distribute malware through torrent files in exchange for a fee.

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Receive alerts when your data is leaked with this tool

If you’re worried that your data might be in the hands of a hacker, one site is offering a free service that can give you a head’s up.

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Data hoarding site represents the dark side of data breach monitoring

A site that's been warning the public about data breaches might actually be doing more harm than good.

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Judge paves the way for British hacker's extradition to US

A U.K. judge has ruled in favor of extraditing a British man to the U.S. for hacking government computers, despite fears he may commit suicide.

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FBI faces lawsuit because it's stayed mum on iPhone 5c hack

The FBI’s refusal to reveal how it accessed an iPhone 5c from the San Bernardino shooter will face scrutiny in court. USA Today’s parent company and two other news group have filed a lawsuit against the agency, demanding it turn over the details.

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Don't pardon Snowden, lawmakers tell Obama

U.S. lawmakers are trying to stifle any hope that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will receive a pardon. On Thursday, the House intelligence committee sent a letter to President Obama urging him to treat Snowden as a criminal.

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The FBI could have saved money with this iPhone 5c hack

The FBI may have paid a small fortune to unlock an iPhone 5c used by the San Bernardino shooter. But a security researcher has demonstrated a way to do it for less than $100.