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PlugX APT group uses backdoor in India campaign

A five-month-long campaign against organizations in India shows the group is active and evolving, SophosLab reports.

In historic vote, FCC approves strong net neutrality rules

The rules, approved Thursday, ban ISPs from charging for internet "fast lanes," or blocking legal internet services.

Facebook paid $1.3 million in 2014 for bug bounty submissions

Bug bounty hunters reported 17,011 vulnerabilities to Facebook in 2014, marking a 16 percent increase in submissions.

Fears of cybersecurity attacks increase among U.S. workers, survey finds

In a poll that surveyed 1,008 U.S. adults, GFI found that the fear of a cybersecurity attack has increased significantly over the past year.

Firm finds 'high risk' bugs in SAP BusinessObjects software

The enterprise software flaws could allow attackers to access customer data, financial info and other critical data at companies.

Target breach costs company $191M, financials show

The retailer's Q4 and whole year earnings reports show that insurance picked up the tab for $46 million of the $191 million in expenditures.

Google cancels annual Pwnium competition to accept year-round bug discoveries

Pwnium, an annual Google bug bounty event, is being canceled and replaced by rewards given out throughout the year.

Reddit shifts stance, updates privacy policy

The link-sharing and discussion website's new privacy policy bans revenge porn in addition to any explicit content posted without the subject's consent.

Intel Security president named ForeScout CEO

Michael DeCesare has left Intel Security to take the helm at ForeScout.

Gemalto says past intrusions could be related to NSA, GCHQ op

Intrusions detected in 2010 and 2011 may be related to surveillance efforts revealed in Snowden leaks, the company said.

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