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Hack of hospital chain leads to theft of up to 4.5M users' data

Community Health Systems is targeted in a massive cyberattack leading to stolen Social Security numbers and patient names and addresses. It's believed the attack originated in China.

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Symantec will be rebranding and streamlining its complicated Norton line of security suites into one.

Symantec to slim Norton line to single security suite

Symantec's widely used and much maligned line of Norton security suites will get a major overhaul in September.

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Community Health Systems hack affects 4.5M people

In the latest major security breach, Community Health Systems says it's been hacked, affecting the information of 4.5 million people. The hospital network, with more than 200 locations nationwide, believes the hack originated in China. In this Inside Scoop, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and senior writer Seth Rosenblatt discuss the specific kind of breach and what you can do to protect yourself if your data has been stolen.

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​Privacy advocates criticise far-reaching ASIO surveillance powers

New digital surveillance powers for Australia's top security agency have been described as 'too expansive' by leading civil liberties advocates.

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German spy agency nabbed phone calls by Kerry, Clinton

Spy outfit accidentally recorded calls by current and former US secretaries of state, says report, an awkward revelation given Germany's outcry over NSA.

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Supervalu latest major company to fall victim to cyberattack

The company has notified customers of criminal "intrusion" of its network. Albertsons stores, among others previously owned by Supervalu, are also affected in a related breach.

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Ferguson, Mo., police site hit with DDoS attack

In the wake of the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown, hackers launch a cyberattack to take out the police department's website and email.

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Russian PM's Twitter account hacked: 'I am resigning'

Dmitry Medvedev's Twitter account issues a surprising series of tweets criticizing the Russian government and President Putin.

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Vast majority of hackers believe they're above the law -- survey

A new survey looks at what makes hackers tick -- and for most, it's not money or glory.

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Anonymous hacks Ferguson, Mo., police site for dispatch tapes

The hacking collective publishes hours of alleged police dispatch tapes on Twitter and YouTube from the day unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by police in a St. Louis suburb.

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Edward Snowden a 'uniquely postmodern breed of whistle-blower'

In a wide-ranging interview with author James Bamford for Wired magazine, the former NSA contractor opens up on why he became the most wanted man in the world.

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Lookout Mobile Security nabs $150 million in funding

As it prepares for a larger push beyond consumers into the business market, Lookout Mobile Security locks down one of the largest rounds of funding ever disclosed for a tech security firm.

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