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DDoS attack takes Dutch government sites offline for 10 hours

Other sites go down during attack, which used a mix of attack vectors

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Facebook builds platform for companies to share cybersecurity threat data

Members of the platform will be able to query and upload data about the attacks they had to deal with

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, February 11

Kill switches lower smartphone thefts ... Anthem hit for failure to communicate ... IBM's Watson is learning Japanese ... and more tech news

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Obama looks for common ground with China on cyber issues

The two countries have often been at odds on cybersecurity matters.

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US states demand Anthem should provide hack information quickly to customers

US health insurer Anthem said last week its IT system was breached

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Jeb Bush's email dump puts constituents' personal data online

The emails posted on a Bush website included personal data such as Social Security numbers.

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Ransomware authors streamline attacks, infections rise

Security researchers spotted improved versions of ransomware programs for both Windows and Android.

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Newsweek Twitter hack is a sign of the times

Account compromises are likely to continue unless businesses get smarter about security

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Samsung: Our smart TVs aren't eavesdropping on your conversations

Users have to deliberately press buttons to activate the voice commands features, Samsung says.

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New US cyberthreat center will fill information gap, official says

It's designed to coordinate efforts and support policymakers, government agencies and law enforcement

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Microsoft fixes Internet Explorer's dangerous memory problems

Windows and Office also got patches this month as part of Microsoft's scheduled update.

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China seen targeting banks, military in Forbes web attack

Flash and Internet Explorer vulnerabilities were used in targeted attack, say security companies

This security researcher just published 10 million real usernames and passwords

The massive password dump both tests and protests cybercrime law enforcement in the United States.