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Hackers Suspected in Stealing Lacie Customer Data

The French computer hardware company LaCie announced this week that they had fallen victim to a “major security breach that put sensitive customer information at risk for nearly a year“, according to an article Continue Reading

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Top Security Firms Irritated by Heartbleed Bug

Since the announcement of the Heartbleed bug, a number of the top security firms – including Symantec, Intel Security’s McAfee division, and Kaspersky Lab – have not only been busy investigating Continue Reading

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U.S. Government Lays Out Massive Cyber Workforce Plan

Multiple security organizations within the federal government have announced plans to increase the population of their “cybersecurity” staff by 2016, according to a recent article published by Business Week. Both Continue Reading

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Heartbleed Bug Testing Exposes Private Server Encryption Keys

A team of researchers at the San Francisco-based firm CloudFlare have recently determined that the private encryption key of a server “may be obtained using the Heartbleed bug“, according to a recent Continue Reading

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Google Hints Incentives to Prompt Encryption for Websites

In line with the global desire to make websites “more secure“, comments at a recent industry conference suggested that internet giant Google has been discussing an incentive which will gives Continue Reading

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Reports Say Britain Unprepared for Cybercrime

Law enforcement organizations in Great Britain are said to be “unprepared for cybercrime”, according to a recent article published by OneStopClick News. The article indicates that only “three forces nationwide” have Continue Reading

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Kaiser Permanente Admits Malware Lived on Server For Years

California-based health care giant Kaiser Permanente recently announced that a server housing the protected health information of thousands of patients was found to have been infected with “malicious software” since October 2011, according to articles published Continue Reading

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Hostwinds Protects Clients as Heartbleed Bug Raises Concerns

The concerns of security experts and technical professionals around the globe have recently been raised as a serious exploit known as the Heartbleed Bug has raised it’s ugly head in Continue Reading

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PEI Systems Hacked Several Times in Two Years

Government systems owned and operated by the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I) have fallen victim to “six major cyber attacks over the past two years“, according to an article Continue Reading

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Israel Threatened by Hacker Cyber-Terrorism

The anti-Israeli hacker group known as “Anonymous Operation Israel” has posted a video calling on it’s fellow hackers to launch “cyber-terrorism” attacks against the country today, according to an article published on The Continue Reading