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Comcast gets hacked, downplays potential dangers

Alleged breach of Comcast mail servers prompts a lackadaisical response.

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Target contractor says it was victim of cyberattack

Fazio Mechanical Services, which specializes in refrigeration, said it maintained a 'data connection' with Target

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Threat forecast for 2014: Ransomware, scams, snoops

AVG has released its security threats predictions for the new year, and the sophisticated attacks that defined 2013 look to continue.

A hacker's story: Mitchell Frost explains his motivation

As a 19-year-old college student In 2006, Mitchell Frost used a campus network to launch botnets against several conservative web sites; here is his story.

Google bets $2.7 million in Chrome hacking contest

After last year's semi-washout, the March security contest will again try to draw out exploits of the Chrome operating system.

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Michael's chain investigates possible data breach

The company has not confirmed a compromise but is notifying customers as a precaution.

Most cybercrime comes from a few core groups, report says

Reports on under-reported Russian activity

Malware that struck Target has familiar roots, researchers say

iSight describes the Trojan as sophisticated derivation of older point-of-sale malware.

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Mobile devices become launchpads for DDoS attacks

An increasing number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are coming from mobile devices, according to Prolexic Technologies.

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Starbucks app teaches users to check security, experts say

The weak protections for customer data in Starbucks' mobile-payment app is a "wakeup call" for consumers who should never assume the apps they use in their smartphones are secure.