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Iran is a more dangerous cyber threat to U.S. than China or Russia

Cyber threats from larger, more advanced nations that have diplomatic relations with the United States focus on cyber espionage and theft. But Iran is a more irrational actor and is building a cyber capability that is retaliatory in nature.

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South Korea cyberattacks this week hold lessons for U.S.

U.S companies and government agencies can learn from the large-scale disruptions that have hit several banks and media outlets in South Korea in the last 24 hours, security analysts said.

Judge ignores leniency plea, hands AT&T hacker a 41-month-sentence

A federal judge Monday sentenced a hacker to 41 months in prison for illegally accessing email addresses and other data belonging to more than 120,000 iPad subscribers from AT&T's networks.

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Two charged with gift-card hacking scheme

Two California men face charges in Massachusetts of hacking into point-of-sale computers at Subway restaurants and adding more than $40,000 in value to gift cards, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

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Security blogger's latest whodunit comes with a twist

A denial of service attack shut down Brian Krebs' website while at the same time police showed up at his door, pointed guns at him and threw him into handcuffs.

Lawmakers: Tougher computer hacking laws may be needed

The U.S. Congress may need to create stiffer penalties for criminal computer hacking to deter the growing number of attacks on U.S. government agencies and businesses, some lawmakers said Wednesday.

New Google site aims to help webmasters of hacked sites

If your company's site has been hacked, there's a new Google resource that offers help.

China denies hacking, seeks truce before cyberwar

China's foreign minster on Saturday called on nations to cooperate on Internet security, rather than wage cyberwarfare, as he denied accusations in a recent report that the country's military was behind hacking attacks.

Pwn2Own hacking contest winds down after paying a record $480K

A day after researchers hacked Chrome and Firefox at the Pwn2Own contest, Google and Mozilla patched their browsers Thursday.

Researchers rake in $280K at Pwn2Own hacking contest

Research teams Wednesday cracked Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 (IE10), Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox at the Pwn2Own hacking contest, pulling in more than $250,000 in prizes.