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Fuel tank gauges vulnerable to attackers

More than 5,000 ATGs nationwide are vulnerable to attack through exposed serial port interfaces.

Due to hack, Sony requests financial filing extension

The entertainment giant must delay filing its third quarter earnings, since its networks still haven't recovered from a major cyberattack.

Man receives jail time for Bitcoin operation on Silk Road

Robert Faiella would sell Bitcoins to Silk Road users looking to make illegal purchases on the marketplace after using BitInstant to exchange cash for the digital currency.

HITRUST, Deloitte slate cyber town halls for health care orgs

The HITRUST Alliance and Deloitte will coordinate cyber town hall meetings in major U.S. cities.

Congress to hold first data breach legislation hearing

The 114th Congress will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 27 to discuss potential national breach notification legislation that might require companies to notify affected customers within 30 days.

Israeli police arrest alleged hacker who leaked Madonna's music

The alleged hacker behind attacks on multiple international artists' computers, including Madonna's, was arrested in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

Study: 11 percent of banking-related Android apps flagged suspicious

Apps were flagged for containing malware or suspicious binaries, a RiskIQ study found.

Judge gives Home Depot till July to respond to class-action lawsuit allegations

A Georgia judge ordered Home Depot respond to class-action lawsuit allegations surrounding the retailer's major data breach this past summer by July 2015.

Man pleads guilty for involvement in international hacking ring

The value of the information stolen by the cyber criminal collective, which had members both in the United States and abroad, is between $100 and $200 million.

Two Illinois teenage students reportedly face felony charges for hacking

Authorities say that the 16-year-old Bartlett High School students in Illinois hacked into their school's computer system.

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