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Hacked Adult Friend Finder database offered for $17,000

An unredacted version of a database said to be stolen from Adult Friend Finder is being offered for sale for 70 bitcoins, or around US$17,000.

Freelance hacking site vows to clean up dodgy listings

Charles Tendell is trying to repair a reputation problem for his website, Hacker's List.

Leaked database of Adult Friend Finder still online

Adult Friend Finder, one of the largest online dating sites, may have been breached more than two months ago, and the sensitive files -- include names, ages, email addresses, zip codes and more -- are apparently still online.

Leaked database of Adult Friend Finder still online

Adult Friend Finder, one of the largest online dating sites, may have been breached more than two months ago, and the sensitive files -- include names, ages, email addresses, zip codes and more -- are apparently still online.

US proposes tighter export rules for computer security tools

The U.S. Commerce Department has proposed tighter export rules for computer security tools, a potentially controversial revision to an international agreement aimed at controlling weapons technology.

Health insurer CareFirst reveals cyberattack affecting 1.1 million

A large US health insurer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, has disclosed it fell victim to a cyberattack that affected about 1.1 million people.

St. Louis Federal Reserve forces password change after DNS attack

A branch of the U.S.'s central bank is forcing a password reset after a cyberattack briefly redirected visitors to parts of its website to bogus Web pages.

New encryption flaw, LogJam, puts Web surfers at risk

Computer security experts said they've found a new encryption flaw closely related to one found earlier this year that puts Web surfers' data at risk.

Login system supplies fake passwords to hackers

A team of researchers has developed a system that makes it much harder for hackers to obtain usable passwords from a leaked database, which could help blunt the damage from a data breach.

Security researcher's hack caused airplane to climb, FBI asserts

The FBI contends a cybersecurity researcher said he caused an airplane's engine to climb after hacking its software, according to a court document.

United launches bug bounty, but in-flight systems off limits

United Airlines is offering rewards to researchers for finding flaws in its websites but the company is excluding bugs related to in-flight systems, which the U.S. government says may be increasingly targeted by hackers.

China-based hackers used Microsoft's TechNet for attacks

Microsoft has taken steps to stop a China-based hacking group from using its TechNet website as part of its attack infrastructure, according to security vendor FireEye.

Google tightens restrictions on Chrome extensions

Google will require most extensions for its Chrome browser to be installed from its Web Store, a move intended to stop users from inadvertently installing malicious ones.

Starbucks still grappling with fraud in online accounts, gift cards

Starbucks is still grappling with fraud involving its customers' online accounts and gift cards, with some victims seeing hundreds of dollars stolen.

Free tool reveals mobile apps sending unencrypted data

A surprising amount of mobile data still crosses the Internet unencrypted, and a new free app is designed to show users what isn't protected.