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How to figure out if a data breach is a hoax

Deloitte has published ways to figure out if an organization has really been breached

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Cybercriminals create platform for automating rogue credit card charges

The developers claim it can emulate human interaction to trick payment gateways

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Is your IP address really yours? EU court to decide the question

If IP addresses are considered personal data, that could be a win for some privacy advocates.

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Attack campaign infects industrial control systems with BlackEnergy malware

Customers of three SCADA human-machine interface products from different vendors were potentially affected, ICS-CERT said

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Gigamon says it can analyze attacker SSL traffic without hitting performance

Attackers are increasingly using SSL to encrypt data they steal, which poses challenges for security

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Hackers reportedly target unclassified White House network

The hackers are said to be working for the Russian government, according to a news report

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California reports huge jump in data breaches

Annual report says records equivalent to almost half the state's residents were lost in 2013.

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Report: Many Windows automatic updates are thwarted by user inaction

Windows automatic updates don’t work if you never restart the PC, and yet that seems to be the bottleneck for many, according to a survey of 4,500 Windows users

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Security vendor coalition cleans 43,000 malware infections used for cyberespionage

The removed tools were used by a prolific Chinese cyberespioange group dubbed Axiom

Secretive, unblockable Verizon perma-cookies kick up privacy concerns

Verizon is messing with your web traffic sent via its wireless network, and that has security researchers troubled.

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Retain private data for police use or face $685,000 fine, Swedish authority tells ISP

Swedish ISP Bahnhof will fight the order -- and says it has a mysterious Plan B up its sleeve

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Clues point to Russia in long-running spying campaign

'APT28' has predominantly focused on targets of interest to Russia, FireEye said

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'ScanBox' keylogger targets Uyghurs, US think tank, hospitality industry

The JavaScript-based attack doesn't put malware on a computer's disk