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Global initiative 'Securing Smart Cities' launches

IOActive, Kaspersky Lab, and the Cloud Security Alliance are among the security organizations supporting the effort.

Report: IRS breach impacts more than 100,000 taxpayers

Attackers gained access to an Internal Revenue Service system called "Get Transcript" in order to obtain information on more than 100,000 taxpayers.

More than 30 scareware apps disguised as Minecraft cheats in Google Play

More than 30 apps in the Google Play store were found to be scareware posing as Minecraft cheats.

Macro malware writers tracking campaigns through images

Malicious macro writers are beginning to track their malware through images to determine how well their malware is proliferating.

U.S. authorities investigate fraudulent Uber charges to British accounts

U.S. authorities are investigating claims by British Uber customers that they were charged for phantom rides in the U.S.

NEWS ALERT: Senate blocks USA PATRIOT Act reauthorization

A Friday night 57-42 vote in the Senate before the Memorial Day weekend fell short of the 60 votes needed to reauthorize Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.

Hospitals in at least 3 states affected by employee data breach

Thousands of hospital patients in at least three states may have had their personal information compromised after MML data breach.

IC3 report says social media-related complaints quadrupled over five years

On Tuesday, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) published trends and findings from 2014.

House lawmakers' information accessed in CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield breach

House lawmakers might have had some of their personal data compromised in the confirmed CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield data breach earlier this week.

Method identified to generate unlimited Starbucks gift card funds

A hacker with security firm Sakurity identified a way to generate unlimited funds on Starbucks gift cards, and proved that it worked.

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