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Hackers attack Chinese websites

China is struggling to restore several government websites that international hacking group Anonymous says it attacked in an apparent protest against Chinese internet restrictions.

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550,000-strong army of Mac zombies spreads across world

Infected machines, not blank-eyed shuffling fanbois
The Mac-specific Flashback Trojan created a zombie army of 550,000 Mac machines by exploiting a Java hole that Apple only patched on Tuesday, six weeks after Microsoft plugged it up on Windows machine…

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‘Rude awakening’ for Mac users as cyber attack infects 550,000 of Apple’s ‘virus free’ machines

A new computer trojan has infected 550,000 machines running Apple’s Mac OS X – and many could still be vulnerable.

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Fake cop Trojan ‘detects offensive materials’ on PCs, demands money

Crooks exploit those embarrassing files we all have
Security firms are warning about a rash of police-themed ransomware attacks.…

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‘Enemies of Allah’ took down site – Qaeda

This image from video provided by the SITE Intelligence Group shows the still picture of Osama bin Laden shown on the video released on jihadist forums on Oct.

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Anti-virus can’t keep up with threat onslaught

Anti-virus software makers are losing the battle to protect consumers against today’s computer security threats, writes Liam Tung.

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Anonymous turns its fire on China

Over 480 gov and biz sites hit by hacktivist blitz
Hacktivist group Anonymous has finally turned its attention to the People’s Republic of China, claiming to have defaced more than 480 web sites over the past few days including government sites, whil…

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Worker error exposes Utah Medicaid clients to hackers

A mistake by a state employee allowed hackers – suspected by state officials to be located in eastern Europe – to gain access to more than 24,000 files submitted to the Utah Department of Health for Medicaid recipients.

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Hacker claims breach of Chinese defense contractor

A hacker has posted thousands of internal documents he says he obtained by breaking into the network of a Chinese company with defense contracts, an unusual extension of the phenomenon of activist hacking into the world’s most populous country.

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Businesses could be liable for criminal offences under proposed cyber attack laws

Companies will be liable for any cyber attacks that others commit “for their benefit” under legislative plans approved by the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee.02 Apr 2012 Proposed EU law makes possession of hacking tools a criminal offen…

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