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Latest Java zero-day exploit is linked to Bit9 hacker attack

The attacks discovered last week that exploited a previously unknown Java vulnerability were likely launched by the same attackers that previously targeted security firm Bit9 and its customers, according to researchers from antivirus vendor Symantec.

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Bank of America says hackers lifted its data from a partner

Bank of America blamed a data breach on another company that revealed internal emails related to monitoring of hacktivist groups including Anonymous.

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Evernote reports hack attack, tells users to reset passwords

Evernote, which makes business and consumer productivity software for things like taking notes and doing research, is forcing all of its 50 million users to change their passwords after detecting a hacker intrusion on its sytems.

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China claims its military and defense sites were hacked by U.S. attackers

Amidst accusations that a secretive unit in the Chinese Army is behind a series of high-profile intrusions at U.S. institutions, China claims that its defense servers are attacked by U.S.-based hackers thousands of times per month.

Microsoft's Tough Friday: Software giant battles hackers, malware, and a cloud outage

Software giant Microsoft saw its Azure cloud service crash, its Mac systems hacked, and a malware intrusion.

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Japan gets a crash course in cybersecurity, from LOLcats to remote hacks and viruses

National TV anchors struggle through explanations of the Tor anonymity network, while newspapers run detailed graphics on remote hacking software and the national police warn against using obscure online tools known as Syberian Post Offices.

Microsoft joins list of recently hacked companies

Microsoft has disclosed that it recently fell victim to the same type of cyberattack that targeted Apple and Facebook.

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Watch for mobile malware and targeted attacks, McAfee warns

The latest McAfee Threats Report illustrates increasing threat of mobile malware, especially those targeting Android devices.

Zendesk security breach affects Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest users

A security breach at Zendesk, a popular customer service provider, resulted in hackers obtaining support information sent to a trio of social networks. How bad is the damage?

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China's Defense Ministry calls accusations of state-sponsored hacking groundless

China's Ministry of National Defense on Wednesday refuted the accusations that the nation's military supports cyberespionage, and said a recent security report backing the claims used scientifically flawed evidence.