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FireEye names malware's favorite targets, sources

Malware activity has become so pervasive globally that attack servers are now hosted in 206 countries and territories.

China boosts cybersecurity efforts, strives to become 'Internet power'

A new Chinese government committee will focus on improving the nation's online censorship systems as well as its security.

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SpyEye author suspected of also unleashing bank Trojan

Fox-IT spots similarities in the code of several pieces of malware and suggests the source is an imprisoned hacker.

Still got Bitcoin? Protect it from malware, experts warn

Businesses considering accepting Bitcoins or other forms of cryptocurrency should be prepared to battle a rising number of malware aimed at emptying digital wallets.

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Gameover malware tougher to kill with new rootkit component

The rootkit works on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions and protects the malware's components from being deleted.

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Security conference's own app leaks user info

The RSA Conference app exposes information about attendees in a SQLite database file, according to IOActive.

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Know where your mobile data is going? Some apps can tell you

Tools to secure mobile devices for personal and business use debuted at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.

FTC: Identity theft is the plague of the country

The Federal Trade Commission today issued its annual look at what consumers in the United States are complaining about the most.

NSA director defends surveillance, but calls for better cybersecurity

The NSA director says the agency is doing what the US residents want it to do

Google slightly delays kill switch for Chrome add-ons

Gives extension developers until May 1 to put their work in the Chrome Web Store; new policy will probably take affect with Chrome 35

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UK man charged with hacking US Federal Reserve

The defendant is accused of stealing personal information of employees and publishing it on a Web site.

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British spy agency may have seen you naked in surveillance of Yahoo webcam chats

Whistleblower Edward Snowden turned over documents to The Guardian detailing GCHQ’s collection of at least 1.8 million Yahoo users’ webcam chats.

Security researchers urge tech companies to explain their cryptographic choices

Researchers signed an open letter outlining 10 transparency principles for companies to regain user trust following surveillance revelations

Report: UK spies captured millions of Yahoo users' webcam images

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This report, if true, represents a whole new level of violation of users' privacy that is completely unacceptable, Yahoo said

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Bloomberg clamps down with data-access policies after scandal

The financial data and news company develops in-house access controls after controversy over journalists seeing client information