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To stop next spam king, Facebook program helps firms share security info

The company's ThreatExchange program hopes to break longstanding barriers to companies talking about the cybersecurity threats they face. Early indications show they're willing to play along.

By August 29, 2015

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US may hit China with sanctions over alleged cybertheft

Suspecting Chinese hackers as the culprits behind a series of data breaches in the US, the White House is weighing sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals, the Washington Post has reported.

By August 31, 2015

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Cyberattack on Penn State exposes passwords of 18K people

The university's president apologizes for a "sophisticated" security breach that it says involved an attack launched from China.

By May 15, 2015

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U.S. says Chinese government behind cyberespionage

Annual report to Congress alleges a steady campaign of hacking designed to acquire information about the U.S. government's foreign policy and military plans.

By May 6, 2013

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CIA puts the digital revolution at the core of its mission

As part of a major restructuring, the storied US spy outfit creates a new directorate devoted to keeping the agency relevant in the Internet era.

By March 7, 2015

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U.S. target of sustained cyber-espionage campaign

China is trying to infiltrate American business computers to find data for economic gain, according to a national security document obtained by the Washington Post.

By February 11, 2013

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Sony and the rise of state-sponsored hacking

North Korea has been blamed for one of the most destructive cyberattacks on a company in US history. It's just the latest in a string of hacks sanctioned and funded by governments.

By December 20, 2014

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Stealthy Regin malware is a 'top-tier espionage tool'

Regin's behavior suggests that the newly uncovered and "highly complex" spying threat came from a nation-state, Symantec reports.

By November 23, 2014

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Microsoft's Patch Tuesday fixes trio of 'zero-day' flaws

Monthly security update addresses two dozen vulnerabilities, including one being exploited as part of the "Sandworm" cyberattack.

By October 14, 2014

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Russian hackers tap Windows flaw to hit NATO, Ukraine

Security firm iSight says the "Sandworm" team has targeted NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and industry through a previously unrecognized Windows zero-day exploit.

By October 14, 2014