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How vulnerable are the U.S. stock markets to hackers?

How vulnerable are the U.S. stock markets to hackers?

When the New York Stock Exchange halted trading for nearly four hours on July 8, it raised an important question: How vulnerable are the markets to hackers? That morning, United Continental UAL, -0.85% had grounded flights due to a computer error and the Wall Street Journal’s website

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Congress just snuck a controversial cybersecurity measure into its year-end bill

Congress just snuck a controversial cybersecurity measure into its year-end bill

A massive year-end spending measure moving through Congress includes a provision that will encourage companies to share cyber threat information with the government while providing them with liability protections for not acting on information received. The measure, a culmination of several years of effort to pass a

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CIA Email Hackers Return With Major Law Enforcement Breach #Hackers #CyberCrime

CIA Email Hackers Return With Major Law Enforcement Breach #Hackers #CyberCrime

HACKERS WHO BROKE into the personal email account of CIA Director John Brennan have struck again. This time the group, which goes by the name Crackas With Attitude, says it gained access to an even more important target—a portal for law enforcement that grants access to arrest

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Venmo Money, Venmo Problems – The mobile payment service is trendy, easy to use, and growing fast. But is it safe?

Venmo Money, Venmo Problems – The mobile payment service is trendy, easy to use, and growing fast. But is it safe?

Two twentysomethings hop out of a cab. They get dinner. They grab drinks at a bar. Neither stops to worry about splitting the tab. “Just Venmo me,” one says. That’s how most stories about Venmo, the popular mobile-payment app, begin. First there’s a short anecdote illustrating how Venmo

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Hacker Leaks Customer Data After a United Arab Emirates Bank Fails to Pay Ransom

Hacker Leaks Customer Data After a United Arab Emirates Bank Fails to Pay Ransom

“The hacker, who calls himself Hacker Buba, breached the network of a bank in Sharjah last month identified as Invest Bank by The Daily Dot, and began releasing customer account and transaction records via Twitter. Although extortion hacks using ransomware are a growing trend, it doesn’t appear

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Hack Brief: Hacker Strikes Kids’ Gadget Maker VTech to Steal 5 Million Accounts

Hack Brief: Hacker Strikes Kids’ Gadget Maker VTech to Steal 5 Million Accounts

  WE’VE BECOME ACCUSTOMED to massive hacks targeting financial and retail institutions, but a recent digital ransacking of a popular kids’ electronics manufacturer shows that anyone is vulnerable—even children. The Hack On Monday, children’s electronics manufacturer VTech acknowledged that a data breach on November 14 affected 5

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A $10 Tool Can Guess (And Steal) Your Next Credit Card Number

A $10 Tool Can Guess (And Steal) Your Next Credit Card Number

WHEN SAMY KAMKAR lost his American Express card last August and received its replacement in the mail, something about the final digits on the new card set off an alert in the hacker lobe of his brain. He compared the numbers with those of his previous three

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