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China says US hacking accusations are 'totally groundless'

The country says it has no knowledge of attacks against US transportation contractors

US military unaware of Chinese attacks against transport contractors

The Defense Department has been ordered to close gaps in how cyber incidents are reported

Hackers exploit critical vulnerability in popular WordPress theme component

WordPress admins should check if their sites use the Slider Revolution plug-in and update it immediately, researchers said

Attack hijacks DNS settings on home routers in Brazil

Attackers use cross-site request forgery techniques to change router settings when users visit malicious websites

Retailers urged to defend against 'Backoff' point-of-sale malware

The PCI Security Standards Council says the Backoff malware is 'a very real threat'

Startup builds intrusion prevention system for home networks

Attacks against routers and IoT devices will generate consumer demand for intrusion prevention systems, the company believes

British spy agency scanned for vulnerable systems in 32 countries, German paper reveals

Heise Online reveals top-secret details about the GCHQ's 'Hacienda' program

Many home routers supplied by ISPs can be compromised en masse, researchers say

Some ISP servers used to manage routers provisioned to customers can be hacked from the Internet, researchers from Check Point said

Hacker group targets video game companies to steal source code

The group has ties to the Chinese hacker underground and uses custom tools to attack companies, researchers from Dell SecureWorks said

Internet of things devices contain high number of vulnerabilities, study finds

Security researchers from Hewlett-Packard found 250 security issues when analyzing 10 popular IoT devices

Canada blames China for cyber intrusion at National Research Council

The attack was carried out by highly sophisticated state-sponsored hackers, the government of Canada said

Attackers install DDoS bots on Amazon cloud, exploiting Elasticsearch weakness

Attackers are targeting Amazon EC2 instances with Elasticsearch 1.1.x installed

Home router security to be tested in upcoming hacking contest

Researchers will compete to exploit previously unknown vulnerabilities in popular home routers

Vulnerability exposes some Cisco home wireless devices to hacking

Specially crafted HTTP requests could trigger remote code execution on the affected devices, Cisco said

Digital certificate breach at Indian authority also targeted Yahoo domains, possibly others

The full scope of the security breach is currently unknown, a Google security engineer said

Botnet brute-forces remote access to point-of-sale systems

A new malware threat scans the Internet for POS systems and tries to access them using common usernames and passwords

VMware catches up with some Apache Struts patches

The company updates the version of Struts included in its vCenter Operations Management Suite product

New Havex malware variants target industrial control system and SCADA users

Attackers compromised ICS/SCADA vendor sites and altered software downloads to distribute the malware, researchers from F-Secure said

Ad network compromise led to rogue page redirects on Reuters site

The Syrian Electronic Army compromised a third-party widget to redirect some Reuters.com visitors to a defacement page

Tool aims to help enterprise IT manage 'honeypot' hacker decoys

Developers of the Modern Honey Network want to simplify deployment and monitoring of these threat-intelligence systems

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