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Report: Bank of England to helm pen-testing effort for UK's finance sector

The bank also oversaw last year's "Waking Shark II" simulated cyber attacks throughout London.

FBI arrests two members of Anonymous's Cambodia section

The men allegedly infiltrated 30 government websites in addition to private sector sites.

Apple's iOS 7.1.1 fixes Webkit bugs, encryption bypass issue

Released Tuesday, the update prevents exploit via "triple handshake" attacks, which could allow a bypass of encryption safeguards.

'Unauthorized' media contact a fireable offense for U.S. intel employees

The new media policy states that U.S. intelligence employees who have "unauthorized" contact with the media could lose their jobs.

AOL Mail hack furthers spam campaign using spoofed accounts

AOL confirmed on Monday that it was aware of the issue and working to remediate the situation.

Man pleads guilty to Comcast scam

A Philadelphia man entered an open guilty plea to a scam that lowered the monthly bills of 5,790 Comcast customers who each paid between $75-$100.

Privacy groups urge NIST to be more transparent

In an open letter to the NIST, a group comprised of a dozen privacy groups urged the agency be more transparent.

Security concerns shutter educational database inBloom

Parents and educators questioned data privacy and security at the startup, which was financed in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Report: Google looks to integrate PGP with Gmail

Pretty Good Privacy, or PGP, is an encryption method that was created in the early '90s.

Heartbleed bug exploited to bypass multifactor auth, hack VPN

Security firm Mandiant detailed the heartbleed exploit, which was used on one of its clients.

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