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Darkode allegedly up and running again

Two weeks after an international law enforcement effort shut it down and led to charges, indictments and arrests, reports say online crime forum Darkode is back.

Researchers find vulnerability in Skoda vehicles

Researchers at Trend Micro discovered a security flaw in Skoda automobiles that could allow an attacker to spy on vehicle data.

NSA to lose telephone metadata database access in November

The White House detailed its plans for after the 180-day transition period covered under the USA Freedom Act.

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.

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