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China discloses cyberwarfare unit, no one surprised

Many cybersecurity vendors have been tracking attacks from China for years

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March Madness inspires brackets, team spirit, and cyber crime

Attackers look for ways to exploit the high demand and popularity of the NCAA college basketball playoffs.

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Monetizing medical data is becoming the next revenue stream for hackers

The personal details in medical records fetch higher prices than stolen credit card numbers

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New attacks suggest leeway for patching Flash Player is shrinking

It took one week from Adobe's fix to mass exploitation for a recent Flash Player flaw

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Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Safari were all hacked at Pwn2Own contest

Most of the successful attacks daisychained multiple vulnerabilities to gain access. Adobe Reader and Flash Player fell as well.

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To avoid NSA, Cisco gear gets delivered to strange addresses

Cisco's security chief said the company has accommodated special requests for those worried about the NSA

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OpenSSL fixes serious denial-of-service bug, 11 other flaws

The scare of a second Heartbleed was unjustified

Target to pay $10 million in proposed settlement for 2013 data breach

The retailer would also implement security measures to better protect consumer data.

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Anti-censorship group in China faces DDoS attack

GreatFire.org has been trying to poke holes in China's online censorship

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Opera buys VPN service to help protect user privacy

Acquiring SurfEasy will help protect the privacy of Opera's 350 million users, the company said

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Mandrill warns attack may have exposed some data about email

The transactional email service said it doesn't believe data was stolen

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Proposed data breach notification bill criticized as too weak

The draft legislation would only apply to data linked to identity theft or financial fraud, not other customer information

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IT manager gets certificate for Microsoft domain, tries to report it but gets in trouble

He tried to alert the company in January, but the company never got his emails, and later suspended his Microsoft account