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Attempts made to access Toys"R"Us reward program profiles

Unnamed attackers attempted to gain access to some Toys"R"Us reward program profile in January, prompting the company to send email notifications and request users change their passwords.

Silent Circle to buy out Geeksphone, fully own Blackphone

On the heels of naming a new president and CEO, Silent Circle now assumes 100 percent ownership of Blackphone.

IE exploit added to Angler EK, beats MemProtect mitigation

Last year, Microsoft introduced MemoryProtection (MemProtect), which helps deflect attacks leveraging use-after-free vulnerabilities.

NEWS ALERT: Uber says info on 50K drivers exposed, files suit

The car service says a database was breached in May 2014 by an unauthorized third party.

NEWS ALERT: Hacktivists claim to have accessed files from private U.S.-based defense group

A group identifying itself as CyberBerkut claimed, in an email to SC Magazine, to have gained access to files on the mobile device of a Green Group official.

Madonna hacker indicted in Israeli court

An Israeli man was charged on four counts in a magistrate's court for hacking Madonna, stealing her unreleased music and selling it.

Reddit to donate money to EFF and Tor Project, among others

Reddit will donate 10 percent of its 2014 gross ad revenue to 10 charities chosen by Reddit users.

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.

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