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DOJ charges five members of Chinese army with hacking US groups

The defendants stole trade secrets from Westinghouse Electric, United States Steel and other companies, the DOJ says

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US Justice Department to charge Chinese military officials with hacking

Five people said to work for the Chinese People's Liberation Army are expected to be charged with hacking later Monday

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More fake antivirus programs, browsers found in Google Play and Windows Phone Store

Mobile app stores lack the necessary mechanisms to prevent such scams, researchers from Kaspersky Lab said

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DogeVault says thieves attacked virtual machines in $130,000 Dogecoin heist

The service lost 280 million dogecoins and has recovered 120 million

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'Elderwood' hackers continue to set pace for zero-day exploits

Symantec believes the group may be more diverse and well funded than believed

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Amazon, AT&T, Snapchat rated among the least trustworthy with data, EFF finds

The companies ranked poorly in a report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation that measured how government data requests are handled.

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New 'malvertisements' need to be stopped now, Senate report says

The online ad industry should offer better protections against malware-ladedn ads that can threaten your computer without your knowledge, the U.S. Senate says.

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iCloud vs. iTunes backups: The crucial differences that affect your data

They don't back up the same way. Choose carefully to save the data that matters most to you.

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Former Subway franchise owner pleads guilty to POS hacking

Shahin Abdollahi allegedly illegally accessed POS systems he sold to Subway restaurants in a gift card scam

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Target, The Gap and others form group to share cyberthreat data

A range of retailers will share cyberthreat data through a new center to prevent attacks

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Senators want to limit companies' use of student data

A proposal from two US lawmakers aims at personal data outsourced by public schools

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Microsoft's .NET Framework security updates further effort to phase out RC4 encryption

The company advises customers to stop using the RC4 cipher in TLS connections because of known weaknesses in the algorithm

Adobe patches critical flaws in Reader, Acrobat, Flash Player, and Illustrator

All of the security updates address remote code execution vulnerabilities