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    A leading hospital operator said Chinese hackers stole the personal data of about 4.5 million patients earlier this year, according to a report.  Community Health Systems, which runs 206 hospitals in 29 states, said data thieves made off with...

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    American, British and Canadian media organizations said Thursday they had been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a hacking group supporting the Syrian government.The attack appeared to be part of a coordinated, worldwide effort to...

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    The FBI is warning businesses that hackers have launched a coordinated, destructive cyberattack using malware similar to that seen in last week’s Sony Pictures cyberattack, Reuters reported.If true, it would be the first destructive cyber offensive...

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    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) thinks the 2015 landscape will be friendly to his bill combating hackers who remotely take over millions of computers to launch attacks.“I think it’s got a very, very good chance,” he told The Hill following a...

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    People might have to pay a little more for a stolen identity on the black market these days. But in exchange, they'll get increasingly prompt customer service.Researchers from tech firm Dell scoured the black market to determine the going rate for...

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     The hackers who attacked Sony threatened terrorist attacks against the United States on Tuesday, warning people who plan to go see "The Interview" in theaters could face a "bitter fate."The hacking group, which goes by "Guardians of Peace,"...

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    The House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a series of hearings next year to examine the threat to the economy posed by hackers.In a statement on Friday, committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said that the new focus comes in light of the...

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    North Korea’s Internet connection is back up and running after a 10-hour outage on Monday, leaving security experts doubting that the United States or any other nation was behind the incident.“If it turns out it was an attack, I'd be far more...

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    When it comes to cybersecurity, the White House tries to be as clean as it can be.President Obama and his top officials all practice good “cyber hygiene” so that their accounts and sensitive information are safe from hackers, press secretary Josh...

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    Tech companies trying to lock government agents out of people's devices are helping to build a “zone of lawlessness,” a top Justice Department official warned on TuesdayLeslie Caldwell, the department’s assistant attorney general for its criminal...

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    A pair of Senate Democrats wants to require car companies take steps to protect their vehicles from hackers.Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) announced their plans to introduce legislation on Wednesday, two days after a...

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    The shadowy world of hackers is full of unknowns, and power is continuously changing hands as decentralized hacker chains form and break.With breaches littering the headlines, it can be hard to remember which group is responsible for which attack —...

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    A bipartisan pair of House lawmakers is rolling out draft legislation to protect people whose data may have been stolen by hackers."Until today, Washington has been asleep at the switch while millions of Americans have had their personal information...

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    Foreign cyber spies and other hackers have infiltrated the Department of the Interior 19 times in recent years, according to a recent government watchdog report.The intrusions — from China, Europe and elsewhere — put unknown amounts of agency data...

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    With federal agencies and federal contractors under daily attack from cyber criminals, nation-states and others, thousands of so-called "white hat" ethical hackers are ready to enlist in the battle.And longtime open source proponent Marten Mickos is...

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    It is embarrassingly easy to hack medical devices, experts warn, creating a new security threat that could have life-or-death consequences. Among the many devices vulnerable to hackers are drug infusion pumps, which could be jimmied to deliver...

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    The security firm investigating the hack of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) is pushing back on claims that the breach was the work of a lone hacker and not the Russian government.“CrowdStrike stands fully by its analysis and findings...

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    A Georgia trader has pleaded guilty to making illegal trades based off of stolen, unpublished press releases obtained from hackers who broke into three business newswires.The scheme — which resulted in the theft of more than 150,000 press releases...

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    Local officials in North Carolina have decided not to pay hackers who are demanding a $23,000 ransom in return for stolen data.Dena Diorio, the manager of Mecklenburg County, announced the decision Wednesday afternoon hours after telling reporters...

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    A top White House cybersecurity official is leaving the National Security Council and returning to the National Security Agency, the latest in a string of departures from the White House national security team.President Trump’s cybersecurity...

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