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The Sony breach may be start of new nation-state cyberattack

It has been an exceptional year for IT security breaches and part of an escalating trend in destructive attacks, and it's going to get worse.

Hackers to Sony staff: Email us to keep your secrets private

The latest message is accompanied by more leaked emails

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ICANN: data breaches not due to new top-level domains

An ICANN spokesman dismissed accusations that the recent growth in the number of generic top-level domains has caused data breaches, on Thursday.

Sony hackers release more data, promise ‘Christmas gift’

Weeks after hack, Sony continues to see corporate data leaked on the Internet

North Korea denies role in Sony hack

An unidentified North Korean official has denied that his country was behind the hack of Sony Pictures

PoS malware also targeting ticket vending machines and electronic kiosks

Researchers found a new malware program that can steal information from a large number of point-of-sale systems

Home Depot spent $43 million on data breach in just one quarter

The retailer expects 'significant' ongoing expenses from the breach

NSA director: No changes in telephone record collection coming

With the failure of an NSA reform bill in Congress, the agency will continue to operate its US phone records program, Rogers says

PCI Council looks for ways to stem data breaches after bad year

The last year has been bad, but the technology is there to stop nearly all data breaches, experts said

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Nearly a billion records were compromised in 2014

In first nine months of 2014, after 1,922 confirmed incidents, criminals managed to compromise 904 million records. Many of the incidents reported in 2014 were record setting, including twenty of them that resulted in the compromise...

The top infosec issues of 2014

Security experts weigh in on the top IT security trends of 2014, what was learned and what needs to be done

US weather agency confirms cyberattack

NOAA shut down some services for unscheduled maintenance after four websites were compromised

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What CIOs can learn from the biggest data breaches

A postmortem analysis of some of the biggest recent data breaches offers IT leaders several pieces of advice for staying a step ahead of hackers.

Rights groups, NGOs struggle against malware attacks

The groups aren't able to defense themselves as well as large organizations, according to The Citizen Lab

US Postal Service suffers breach of employee, customer data

Data breach affects names, Social Security numbers and other information of 800,000 employees, USPS says

Home Depot says attackers stole a vendor's credentials to break in

It also disclosed 53 million email addresses were stolen

6 things we learned from this year's security breaches

2014 is well on its way to replace 2013 as the highest year on record for exposed records.

Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment in Denmark

He will also be expelled from the country upon his release

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How to figure out if a data breach is a hoax

Deloitte has published ways to figure out if an organization has really been breached

Gigamon says it can analyze attacker SSL traffic without hitting performance

Attackers are increasingly using SSL to encrypt data they steal, which poses challenges for security

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