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Attack on US veterans website may have been aimed at military members

A cyberattack against the Veteran of Foreign Wars website, believed to have been initiated in China, may have sought to spy on U.S. military members, security company FireEye said Thursday.

Hackers circulate thousands of FTP credentials, New York Times among those hit

Hackers are circulating credentials for thousands of FTP sites and appear to have compromised file transfer servers at The New York Times and other organizations, according to a security expert.

Target contractor says it was victim of cyberattack

A contractor for Target said Thursday it was also a victim of a cyberattack, supporting the retailer's claim that hackers gained entry to its network via a third party.

Apple removes Blockchain, last Bitcoin wallet app, from mobile store

Apple on Wednesday removed Blockchain, the last remaining application in its mobile store for transmitting bitcoins, signaling the continuing uncertainty around the virtual currency.

One in three victims of Target card breach could face fraud

One in three data breach victims in 2013 later experienced fraud, according to a survey released Wednesday, a sharp increase that doesn't bode well for millions of Target shoppers.

Google expands bug bounty program, ups Patch program rewards

Google is broadening its bug bounty program for security researchers to encompass all Chrome apps and extensions made by company. It's also upping payments for its Patch Rewards Program, focused on improvements for open-source code.

Suspected data breach at Holiday Inn, Marriott hotels

Lodgers at Holiday Inns, Marriott and Renaissance hotels may have had their payment card details compromised following a new disclosure on Monday of suspected point-of-sale device attacks.

Windows XP support cutoff poses data breach risk for retailers

Retailers will face an increased risk of data breaches after Microsoft ends support for Windows XP, a version of which powers the majority of modern cash registers, security vendor Symantec warned in a report published Monday.

Former NSA employee looks to make email more secure

Email, perhaps still the most widely used Internet application, has about the same level of security as a postcard. But unlike postcards, it's widely depended on by businesses.

Hackers use a trick to deliver Zeus banking malware

Hackers found a new way to slip past security software and deliver Zeus, a long-known malicious software program that steals online banking details.

Video service Blinkx contests Harvard professor's analysis

The video website Blinkx is contesting a Harvard professor's analysis that accuses the company of charging advertisers for video ads that users rarely see.

Yahoo resets passwords after Mail attack

Yahoo has been resetting email accounts that were targeted in an attack apparently aimed at collecting information from people's recently sent messages, the company said Thursday.

Target says attackers stole vendor credentials

Target said Wednesday that intruders accessed its systems by using credentials "stolen" from a vendor, one of the first details the retailer has revealed about how hackers got inside.

DOJ's Holder says agency is investigating Target data breach

The US Department of Justice is investigating the data breach at Target stores, which compromised as many as 110 million payment cards and personal records in one of the largest such attacks on record.

FileZilla warns of large malware campaign

Spoofed versions of the popular file transfer program FileZilla that steal data are circulating on third-party websites, the organization behind the software said Tuesday.

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