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Trojan program steals log-in credentials, other sensitive data from SAP client applications

A recently discovered malicious program steals log-in passwords and other sensitive information from SAP client applications and allows cybercriminals to access SAP servers from infected workstations.

Mining companies caught flat-footed by cyberattacks

Mining companies increasingly are being targeted by hackers trying to steal information and disrupt operations, as the metals industry expands its dependence on Internet-connected systems to reduce costs.

Anonymous spying on US government

A private FBI memo suggests that the hacktivist group may have compromised the security of several government agencies.

Stratfor hacker sentenced

An AntiSec activist has been sentenced to ten years in U.S. federal prison for his attack on geopolitical intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting Inc.

123456: Millions of Adobe hack victims used horrible passwords

A security researcher has poured through file dumps of leaked Adobe password info, and surprise! Millions of people use utterly atrocious passwords.

Cybercrooks shift tactics in DDoS attacks, researchers say

The shuddering effectiveness of the DNS reflection DDoS attack on Spamhaus this March is a forewarning of a growing criminal interest in the technique, new figures from mitigation firm Prolexic have suggested.

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Finnish government hacked, Finnish secrets breached

The Finnish government's computer networks have been breached by malware for years.

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MongoDB support firm says intruders may have accessed databases

If you use the open-source Mongo database, be aware that its hosting/support arm has been compromised by attackers.

Artificial Intelligence startup may have cracked CAPTCHA

A California-based artificial intelligence startup claims to have written software that cracks CAPTCHA images with 90% accuracy.

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Buffer encrypts access tokens after spammer hack

Buffer, a service for scheduling social media posts, said Sunday it has strengthened its security after spammers gained access to its network.