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US tells China it must put an end to cyberattacks

US tells China it must put an end to cyberattacks

China has been the source of many cyberattacks against US organizations, businesses and media companies, many of which revealed earlier this year the extent of the attacks they suffered. Some such companies include The New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, just to name a few. In response, the White House has called for China's government to put an end to its cyberattacks, and to instead act in accordance to “acceptable norms of behavior in cyberspace.”

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China calls for global “rules and cooperation” on hacking issues

China calls for global “rules and cooperation” on hacking issues

China has once again denied its involvement in a series of hacks that plagued various entities in the United States, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and several U.S. companies. The Chinese government believes that the allegations were based on groundless facts and that this is just some scheme to worsen China's reputation.

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Java zero-day exploit strikes again

Java zero-day exploit strikes again

The Java zero-day exploit has been making the rounds lately, hitting both Facebook and Apple just recently. However, it doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. A newly discovered zero-day vulnerability in the most recent versions of Java 6 and Java 7 has been discovered, and it allows attackers to install malicious software on vulnerable PCs, specifically a new "McRat" trojan.

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Anonymous releases 14GB of data on the spying habits of Bank of America and more

Anonymous releases 14GB of data on the spying habits of Bank of America and more

Anonymous has released 14GB of data it acquired about Bank of America, Thomson Reuters, ClearForest, Bloomberg, and TEKSystems, an intelligence firm. It did this via a press release on the website Par-AnoIA, including a link to the hacked data and a rundown of the relevant details for those who don't have the time to look at 14 gigs of info. The data concerns the spying habits of Bank of America and other corporations, which are said to include a log of data on hundreds of thousands of employees and executives at various corporations around the world.

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Fisker Twitter account hacked by diet aficionados

Fisker Twitter account hacked by diet aficionados

It's happened again, folks. Another verified Twitter account was hacked this week, the latest victim being automobile manufacturer Fisker, who's Twitter account was hacked by what seems to be a group of diet and exercise fiends, or just a couple of hackers wanting to post some spam. Either way, this marks the fourth time that a verified Twitter account has been hacked this week alone.

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Google’s “war against account hijackers” results in a 99.7% reduction

Google’s “war against account hijackers” results in a 99.7% reduction

We've all heard about the travel money scam - a friend contacts you via IM or email frantic, saying they are overseas and have lost all their money and need some to get help. Many other variations exist, as well as other scams altogether. The hijacking attempts reached their peek in the summer of 2011, prompting Google to declare a "war against account hijackers." Earlier today, the company announced that Google account hacking has been reduced by 99.7-percent since then.

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