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Network Solutions restores service after DDoS attack

Network Solutions said Wednesday it has restored services after a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack knocked some websites it hosts offline for a few hours.

Alternative fixes released for Android 'master key' vulnerability

More fixes are appearing for a pair of highly dangerous vulnerabilities exposed earlier this month in the Android mobile operating system.

Chinese hackers hurt business, Congressional committee told

Amid a week of economic meetings between top U.S. and Chinese officials, lawmakers hear warnings about escalating costs of theft of U.S. firms' intellectual property.

Hackers use Dropbox, WordPress to spread malware

The attackers did not exploit any vulnerabilities, but they opened up accounts and used the services as their infrastructure

Defcon organizers ask feds to skip this year's hacking conference

The organizers of the Defcon hacking convention have publicly asked U.S. federal government workers not to attend the event this year due to tension in the hacker community caused by the recent revelations about the U.S. government's electronic surveillance efforts.

Inside a state-sponsored U.S. cyber warrior's secret universe

A cyber warrior under contract with the U.S. government provides some extraordinary glimpses into his background, training, the hardware he uses, and the boundaries of his mission.

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'Comment Crew' hackers resurface, security firm reports

The suspected China-based hackers known as the "Comment Crew" are back at it again, a development likely to contribute to continued tensions between the U.S. and China over cyberattacks.

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South Korean cyberattacks linked to known gang

One well-known gang of hackers contributed to cyberattacks on South Korea on Tuesday, which coincided with the 63rd anniversary of the start of the Korean War, according to analysis from Symantec.

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Swedish court OKs Pirate Bay co-founder Svartholm Warg's extradition to Denmark

The Swedish Nacka District Court has ruled that Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg may be extradited to Denmark to face hacking charges, the court confirmed Tuesday.

7 essentials for curbing DDoS attacks

Many companies are finding themselves under attack for the first time, and their security chiefs need answers if they're going to fight back.