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Heartbleed may be culprit in hospital chain hack

Hackers reportedly exploited the widespread Internet security flaw to steal the personal information of 4.5 million patients.

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Facebook reports enormous uptick in use of snoop-proof email

The social network sends billions of emails to users daily and says adoption of the encryption standard it uses has skyrocketed among webmail providers.

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Nuclear regulator hacked 3 times in 3 years

A new report details three recent incidents when intruders gained unauthorized access to Nuclear Regulatory Commission employees' computers.

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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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Secretary of State John Kerry, left, with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office last year.

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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