This image provided by Platon/Wired shows the cover of the September 2014 issue of Wired magazine, featuring former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Snowden gave an exclusive interview with Wired, in the issue scheduled to hit newsstands on Aug. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Platon/Wired)

Report: NSA eyed preset strikes in cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Security Agency secretly planned a cyberwarfare program that could automatically fire back at cyberattacks from foreign countries without any human involvement, creating the risk of accidentally starting a war, according […]


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Security contractor says hit by computer breach

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Two government agencies Wednesday said they limited operations Wednesday with a major government contractor that oversees hundreds of thousands of security clearance background checks for civilian and military workers after the […]


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5 ways to protect yourself from identity theft

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers’ credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, […]


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Kenya military Twitter account hacked

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Twitter account run by Kenya’s military was taken over by hackers claiming to be from the international activist collective Anonymous, a military spokesman said Monday No internal military systems were […]


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Map shows global cyberattacks in real time

Somewhere in the world, right this minute, someone is launching a cyberattack — and a new online map lets you watch as it happens. Norse, a St. Louis-based cybersecurity firm specializing in “live dark intelligence,” […]


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eBay asks users to change password after breach

NEW YORK (AP) — E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords. The company says there is no evidence of any unauthorized activity and […]


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White House develops guide to prevent cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is hoping to help American industries help themselves prevent cyberattacks. Administration officials developed standards to protect the computer systems that run critical sectors of the economy like transportation, financial, […]


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Utilities warned about threat of cyberattacks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – California utility officials are warning that hackers increasingly target utilities with cyberattacks that could leave millions of people without electricity, water and other vital services.



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