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Mirror to Review Procedures After Hacking Scandal

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Trinity Mirror newspaper group announced Tuesday a review into its editorial procedures following the explosion of the tabloid phone hacking scandal at its News International rival. Trinity Mirror PLC spokesman Nick Fullagar said Tuesday that the inquiry was not an investigation into claims of phone hacking, but acknowledged that the scandal… Keep Reading

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Nation’s Fight Against Cyber Intruders Goes Local

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The next frontier in the fight to keep crucial electronic networks safe from harm will play out as close to home as Town Hall and require more involvement from private industry, which controls 85 percent of the infrastructure, experts say. An explosion in threats against the nation’s cyber networks has led… Keep Reading

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Taliban: Hackers Falsely Report Death of Omar

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The battle against the Taliban turned high-tech in Afghanistan on Wednesday with insurgents claiming their cell phones and website were hacked to spread false reports about the death of their leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. Taliban spokesmen quickly denied that their one-eyed, reclusive leader had died. Later, the Taliban’s cultural affairs commission… Keep Reading

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Nation’s Fight Against Cyber Intruders Goes Local

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The next frontier in the fight to keep crucial electronic networks safe from harm will play out as close to home as Town Hall and require more involvement from private industry, which controls 85 percent of the infrastructure, experts say. An explosion in threats against the nation’s cyber networks has led… Keep Reading

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Feds: Harvard Fellow Hacked Millions of Papers

BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University fellow who was studying ethics was charged with hacking into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s computer network to steal nearly 5 million academic articles. Aaron Swartz, 24, of Cambridge, was accused of stealing the documents from JSTOR, a popular research subscription service that offers digitized copies of more than… Keep Reading

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14 Arrests for Alleged Cyberattack on PayPal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen people were arrested Tuesday for allegedly mounting a cyberattack on the website of PayPal in retaliation for its suspending the accounts of WikiLeaks. Separately, FBI agents executed more than 35 search warrants around the country in an ongoing investigation into coordinated cyberattacks against major companies and organizations. As part of the… Keep Reading

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‘Anonymous’ Hackers Arrested by FBI

Several members of the hacker group Anonymous have been arrested by the FBI, and search warrants have been executed in New York and California, according to several Justice Department and FBI officials. It is unknown whether the arrests have also targeted members of the group Lulzsec, which claims to be affiliated with Anonymous and has… Keep Reading

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Murdoch Rejects Blame for Hack Scandal at UK Hearing

LONDON (AP) — Summoned by British lawmakers Tuesday to account for a phone hacking and bribery scandal, Rupert Murdoch said he was humbled and ashamed but accepted no personal responsibility, insisting he was at fault only for trusting the wrong people at a now-defunct tabloid that made up a tiny portion of his vast media… Keep Reading

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Pentagon Discloses Largest-Ever Cyber Theft

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is revealing that it suffered one of its largest-ever losses of sensitive defense data this spring to a cyber attack that it blames on an unspecified foreign government. The loss is an example of why the Pentagon has developed new cyber security rules that emphasize deeper defenses, more collaboration with… Keep Reading

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Pentagon to Publish Strategy for Cyberspace Wars

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing escalating risks of cyberattacks by hackers, criminals and other nations, the Pentagon is developing more resilient computer networks so the military can continue to operate if critical systems are breached or taken down. In a broad new cybersecurity strategy to be released Thursday, the Defense Department lays out its vulnerabilities to… Keep Reading

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US, Russia Forge Cybersecurity Pact

The United States plans to start regularly sharing cybersecurity information with Russia as part of the Obama administration’s efforts to re-establish closer ties to that country and clear up misconceptions surrounding the two nations’ cyber policies. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Hackers Escalating Cyber-attacks

Members of the global hacker activist, or “hacktivist” network, Anonymous, have promised a new series of cyber-attacks against government and corporate targets that are motivated at least in part by the resumption of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s appeal hearing against extradition on charges of sexual misconduct in London. A message posted Monday on Twitter under theaccount… Keep Reading

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Nebraska Ave.: Industry and Government: Learning to Share

When the NASDAQ stock exchange experienced a major cyberattack in 2010, its managers informed the Securities and Exchange Commission and law enforcement authorities of the incident. But they received no information back from government sources about the origin or the nature of the attacks for more than three months, Jane Carlin, chairwoman of the Financial… Keep Reading

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Frontlines: The New York FBI and the Cyberthreat

Cybercrimes and cyberthreats have been among the fastest growing problems for law enforcement officers and homeland security professionals within the past several years. No other threat has spread so much and in such a short period of time. Just a few years ago cell phones just made calls and the average American household may only… Keep Reading

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