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Point-of-sale malware creators still in business with Spark, an Alina spinoff

Spark is installed by a script written in AutoIt and scrapes card data from the memory of POS terminals

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Forensic software gets around Apple's iCloud security features

Elcomsoft's Phone Breaker can pull data from iCloud accounts with a person's knowledge

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Sony cancels 'The Interview' release as terrorist threats follow crippling cyberattacks

The studio said it was the victim of an 'unprecedented criminal assault.' It's rattled theater chains enough for them to block the opening of the comedy film.

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Obama pushes for net neutrality, opposes data localization in trade pact

A leaked documents shows the Obama administration pushing tech issues in a secretive trade-in-services deal

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TorrentLocker ransom rampage encrypts 285 million files and counting

ESET reveals secrets of crypto menace.

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These Norton-approved jeans can keep hackers out of your pants

Betabrand is teaming up with Norton to keep hackers out of your pockets, literally.

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Google's work on full encryption chugs along, with Yahoo's help

Code has been migrated to GitHub to foster involvement from the wider tech community

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First lawsuit filed against Sony after massive hack

Two former employees want compensation for the data leak, the suit says.

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Sony hackers turn to terror tactics, threaten movie theaters

The latest message from hackers was accompanied with a fresh data dump

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2014: The year in quotes

Security breaches, letters to the FCC, Facebook's user-emotion study, Bitcoin travails contributed to quotes of the year

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Linux 'grinch' vulnerability could put a hole in your security stocking

A potential flaw in how Linux handles access rights could give attackers entry, a security firm charges

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Quantum physics deployed in quest for fraud-proof credit cards

Researchers say attackers would be hard-pressed to hack a card with Quantum-Secure Authentication