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HP pulls sponsorship of hacking contest over Wassenaar Arrangement

HP pulls sponsorship of hacking contest over Wassenaar Arrangement

Hewlett-Packard pulled its sponsorship of the Pwn2Own hacking competition this year over confusion about the Wassenaar Arrangement and difficulty in meeting its standards.

Court tosses suit against UCLA health system over exposed patient data

Court tosses suit against UCLA health system over exposed patient data

A court tossed out a $1.2 million lawsuit filed by Norma Lozano against UCLA Health System after her medical information was accessed and distributed without authorization.

Fayetteville, N.C., teen faces five felony charges for sexting

Fayetteville, N.C., teen faces five felony charges for sexting

A Fayetteville, N.C., teenager is facing five felony charges for possessing nude photos of himself and one sent by his girlfriend.

Hacker claims to have Hillary Clinton's emails for sale, reports indicate unlikely

Hacker claims to have Hillary Clinton's emails for sale, reports indicate unlikely

A self-described computer specialist is claiming to have 32,000 of Hillary Clinton's private emails for sale at $500,000 or to the highest bidder.

Carbanak banking malware returns with new variant

Carbanak banking malware returns with new variant

The Carbanak malware and Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) campaign, which facilitated the heist of $1 billion from banks around the world earlier this year, is back with its first new variant.

Sony settles federal suit with former employees, avoids class action

Sony settles federal suit with former employees, avoids class action

Sony Pictures Entertainment sidestepped a class action suit by reaching a settlement with former employees whose information was exposed in a high-profile breach.

London clinic leaks HIV status of 780 patients in newsletter

London clinic leaks HIV status of 780 patients in newsletter

A London sexual health clinic accidentally leaked the HIV status, names, and email addresses of 780 patients in a newsletter.

Mac malware installer automatically grants access to keychain

Mac malware installer automatically grants access to keychain

Malwarebytes is reporting that a new variant of the adware installer has surfaced that grants access to a user's keychain.

Government seals contract with identity fraud monitoring company

Government seals contract with identity fraud monitoring company

Following one of the largest data breaches in U.S. government history, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Department of Defense (DoD) awarded Identity Theft Guard Solutions a $133,263,550 contract.

Singtel completed $770M Trustwave acquisition

Singtel completed $770M Trustwave acquisition

Trustwave announced Monday that it has been acquired by Singapore Telecommunication Limited for $770 million.

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