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IT manager fired following massive Maricopa college district breach

Miguel Corzo, the IT manager who was fired on Tuesday, claims Maricopa County Community College District is making him into a scapegoat.

Facebook scam leads victims to Nuclear exploit kit

Researchers at Symantec say attackers are becoming more aggressive and using Facebook scams to exploit users' computers.

Five schools earn NSA's excellence in cyber ops distinction

The schools earned NSA's Centers for Academic Excellence designation for their cyber offerings.

Juniper Networks divests mobile products for $250 million

The company sold its Junos Pulse products for $250 million to Siris Capital, a private equity firm.

Firefox 31 plugs critical memory safety bugs

In total, Firefox 31 brings 11 patches for several flaws affecting the web browser.

Android/Simplocker adds tricks, including ransom message in English

Android/Simplocker ransomware now encrypts archive files, asks to be installed as a Device Administrator, and delivers an English-language ransom message.

Wall Street Journal website vulnerable to SQL injection, gets hacked

The Wall Street Journal confirmed on Tuesday that an outside party exploited a vulnerability and hacked into its new graphics systems.

Metro.us site compromised, serves malicious code

Researchers at Websense say visitors to Metro.us are sent to websites hosting the Rig Exploit Kit, used in the past to distribute CryptoWall.

Superman soars above fellow superheroes as most toxic search term

A McAfee study found that searches pertaining to Superman exposed users to the most infected websites.

Black Hat talk on Tor weaknesses canceled

Black Hat organizers say legal counsel for the Software Engineering Institute and Carnegie Mellon University nixed the session.

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