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Data breaches caused mostly by negligence and glitches, study finds

Almost two-thirds of data breaches in 2012 could be attributed to negligence or human error and system glitches, reported the eighth annual Ponemon Global Cost of a Data Breach study.

Hacker publishes alleged zero-day exploit for older Plesk versions

A hacker released what he claims is a zero-day exploit for older versions of the Parallels Plesk Panel, a popular web-hosting administration software package, that could allow attackers to inject arbitrary PHP code and execute rogue commands on Web servers.

Cybersecurity calls for government-private sector infosharing, report says

NSS Labs says much still needs to be done to enable near real-time situational awareness across the nation's critical infrastructure and to fully leverage U.S. government cyber intelligence capabilities.

Signature-Based Endpoint Security on Its Way Out

Signature-based blacklisting security technologies are losing the battle against malware, says McAfee, which has streamlined its endpoint security offerings to two suites that it says provide next-generation security for all endpoints, whether PCs, tablets or ATMs.

Anonymous hacker pleads guilty to Stratfor attack

A former member of a band of hackers faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to a single computer hacking charge.

Chinese hackers reportedly steal advanced U.S. weapons system designs

The designs for over two dozen advanced U.S. weapon systems, including missile defenses, combat aircraft and ships, were reportedly accessed by Chinese hackers.

Twitter's stronger security isn't bulletproof, experts warn

For celebrities and the average Joe, having two-factor authentication turned on won't protect them against determined hackers, however

Microsoft brushes off Xbox Live hack attack claim

Microsoft brushed off a dubious hacker's claim on Thursday that he stole 47 million account credentials for Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming service.

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U.S. urged to let companies 'hack-back' at IP cyber thieves

U.S. companies should be allowed to take aggressive countermeasures against hackers seeking to steal their intellectual property, contends the private Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property.

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Chinese hackers resume attacks on U.S. targets

Shame campaign by Obama administration fails to deter cyber bandits.