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Researchers analyze faulty new Linux backdoor

Researchers at Dr. Web have discovered a faulty trojan designed as a backdoor for Linux that could also target Windows systems.

NYMag.com hit with DDoS attack from man who hates NYC

NYMag.com was hit with a DDoS attack that lasted about 12 hours and was executed by a man with a vendetta against all things having to do with New York City.

Steam flaw fixed, Valve resetting passwords

A flaw in the "forgot my login details" function, if exploited, could have allowed hackers to hijack Steam users' accounts.

CIA may pull spies from China after OPM hacks

After data on 21.5 million former and current OPM workers was exposed, U.S. officials are concerned that hackers can use the information to determine the identity of spies operating in China.

Planned Parenthood investigates breach amid claims its systems were accessed

Planned Parenthood is investigating a data breach following reports that attackers released sensitive data on Sunday night.

DMCA requests overwhelm WordPress transparency report

WordPress issued its first transparency report of 2015, which covers the first six months of the year.

Court says Facebook can't challenge warrants from Manhattan prosecutors

An appeals court in New York ruled that Facebook can't challenge Manhattan prosecutors' warrants seeking information on 381 users as part of an investigation into Social Security fraud.

UCLA target of class-action suit after breach

A lawsuit filed in a federal court in California accused UCLA Health System of not adequately protecting the personal data of 4.5 million individuals affected by a 2014 breach.

Researchers present system for high-speed anonymous browsing

Five researchers developed HORNET in order to provide a more high-speed anonymous browsing experience.

FBI director says terrorist interest in cyberattacks against the U.S. on the uptick

FBI Director James Comey, speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, said that terrorists are mulling strategies for launching cyberattacks against the U.S.

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