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Sony hackers lingered in network before unleashing malware

According to reports, hackers were in the Sony Pictures network for months gathering passwords and the like before launching their attacks.

American in Uganda charged in counterfeiting scheme

After a Secret Service-led investigation, Ugandan authorities arrested a 27-year-old American man for counterfeiting and conspiracy.

North Korea's internet access unstable

Access to the internet within North Korea has been undependable in the past 24 hours.

Nuke operator in S. Korea undertaking cyber preparedness drills following hack

A nuclear plant operator in South Korea is initiating precautionary drills to fend off cyberattacks following a breach.

Security firm IOActive to expand Vehicle Security Service program

An investment into a garage located within its testing labs will enable the security firm to conduct various tests on cars and provide manufacturers with security strategies.

Roughly 1.16 million payment cards may have been affected in Staples breach

Malware infected Staples' point-of-sale systems at 115 of its 1,400 U.S. retail stores, mostly between Aug. 10 and Sept. 16.

Git client discloses critical security vulnerability

An advisory is warning all users of GitHub for Windows and GitHub for Mac to update their clients as soon as possible.

Obama promises U.S. response to Sony attack, says company made mistake

Pointing out that North Korea had inflicted considerable damage in its Sony hack, President Obama said the U.S. would respond.

New ransomware named 'CryptoLocker' being spread via phishing emails

Individuals in Australia are being targeted with emails that claim to come from the State Debt and Recovery Office.

40,000 federal employees impacted by contractor breach

Federal contractor KeyPoint Government Solutions, which conducts background checks on federal employees, has been impacted by a data breach.

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