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Who Attacked Kaspersky?

Kaspersky Lab, the well-known Russian security firm, recently discovered a big cyberattack against itself. But just who was behind it?

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Tags: China, Russia, Stuxnet, Kaspersky, Israel, Duqu

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Most Macs Have a Permanently Open Backdoor

If your Mac is more than a year old, it's vulnerable to an attack that allows hackers to put malware on it that will survive usual fixes like reformatting your hard drive or reinstalling the operating system.

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Tags: Hack, Mac, OS X

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What China Knows About Our Intelligence Personnel

It was recently discovered that China hacked the United States Office of Personnel Management. One of the most damaging things they did was to gain information in a database with answers from Standard Form 86, a 127 page questionnaire filled out by anyone applying to a government job requiring security clearance.

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Tags: China, United States

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Cyber Security Business Skills Workshop

You are invited to join a small group of business owners for our June Business Skills Workshop, “Cyber Security for Business Owners”.

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Tags: Cyber Security, Networking

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How Bad is Chinese Hacking?

That a lot of cyberattacks come from China is not exactly unknown, but just how widespread and costly is Chinese hacking?

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Tags: Hack, Cyber Security, China

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Russian Hackers Posed as ISIS

France's TV5Monde television station was recently hacked. At the time, the attack was blamed on the ISIS Cyber Caliphate, but now Russian hackers are thought to be behind the attack.

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Tags: Russia, ISIS, Cyber Caliphate, France

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Fake Cell Towers Spy on Londoners

If you've been to London lately, someone may have been listening in on your mobile phone calls.

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Tags: Mobile Security, Stingray

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