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Shared malware code links SWIFT-related breaches at banks and North Korean hackers

Malware links suggest that North Korean hackers might be behind recent attacks against several Asian banks, including the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh central bank earlier this year.

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New JavaScript spam wave distributes Locky ransomware

Over the past week, computers throughout Europe have been hit by a massive email spam campaign carrying malicious JavaScript attachments that install the Locky ransomware program.

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Senate proposal to require encryption workarounds may be dead

A proposal in the U.S. Senate to require smartphone OS developers and other tech vendors to break their own encryption at the request of law enforcement may be dead on arrival.

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Up to a dozen banks are reportedly investigating potential SWIFT breaches

Up to 12 banks have reportedly launched investigations into potential security breaches on their networks after hackers stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank earlier this year.

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Senators want warrant protections for US email stored overseas

A new bill in Congress would require U.S. law enforcement agencies to obtain court-ordered warrants before demanding the emails of the country's residents when they are stored overseas.

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Celebrity hacker Guccifer's confession gives us all a lesson in security

A Romanian hacker known online as Guccifer pleaded guilty to hacking into 100 email and social media accounts belonging to American citizens, including former high-ranking government officials.

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IoT security is getting its own crash tests

The thousands of endpoints in IoT systems may have to protect themselves against thousands of dangers. A decades-old IT lab wants to tell you if they’re up to the task.

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Top-level domain expansion is a security risk for business computers

The explosion of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) in recent years can put enterprise computers at risk due to name conflicts between internal domain names used inside corporate networks and domains that can now be registered on the public Internet.

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Apple hires mobile encryption pioneer as encryption debate rages on

Apple revealed Tuesday that it rehired a security expert who has a background as a mobile encryption pioneer, as the company continues to face scrutiny from governments wanting more access to its products.

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US state officials worry about their ability to respond to cyberattacks

Many U.S. states aren't confident in their ability to respond to cyberattacks on physical infrastructure such as water and electric systems, some emergency response officials said.

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New DMA Locker ransomware is ramping up for widespread attacks

A new ransomware program called DMA Locker has reached maturity and shows signs of being distributed in widespread attacks.

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Google's Trust API pushes password-free login capability for Android apps

Project Abacus uses machine intelligence to verify your identity based on your unique usage patterns.

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A recently patched Flash Player exploit is being used in widespread attacks

It took hackers less than two weeks to integrate a recently patched Flash Player exploit into widely used Web-based attack tools that are used to infect computers with malware.

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SWIFT asks its customers to help it end a string of high-profile banking frauds

Financial transaction network SWIFT called on its customers Friday to help it end a string of high-profile banking frauds perpetrated using its network.

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Criminal defendants demand to see FBI's secret hacking tool

A secret FBI hacking tool, used to compromise the Tor anonymous browser in one investigation, is facing challenges from criminal defendants, perhaps putting its future in doubt.