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  1. He tells investigators: 'I was hacked!'

    Microsoft's former director of sports marketing has been indicted on five counts of wire fraud, based on allegations that he created fake invoices to defraud the software giant and sold its property as his own.…

  2. Thrown in the small house rather than the big house

    An Equifax executive – who knew the biz had been hacked before it was made public and banked over $75,000 in stock trades using this inside knowledge – has avoided jail.…

  3. Grubby Grubbs' grifting days are gone

    A programmer who wrote and sold software that backdoored PCs so they could be remotely controlled has been jailed for 30 months – and forced to give up his stash of 114 Bitcoins.…

  4. Death from a-bug. Dr Strange-bug. Top Bug. We could do this all day...

    Computer security vulnerabilities are widespread in US military hardware, and the Pentagon is only beginning to understand how to fix them.…

  5. Travel details for thousands of citizens slip into hands of slippery scumbags

    Someone has reportedly siphoned personal information on 30,000 or more US Department of Defense workers.…

  6. Xu can play at this espionage game, Feds allege

    US prosecutors have unsealed charges against a collared Chinese national, accusing him of stealing trade secrets from American aerospace companies.…

  7. Likely state hackers make do with 'living off the land' and going after tardy Office patchers

    A newly discovered spy gang is eschewing boutique attack tools to instead use publicly available exploits against unpatched systems.…

  8. Is there a difference and does it matter?

    Comment  In a little more than 20 years, what quaintly used to be called "network security" has gone from simple firewalling and VLANs to talk of analytics driven by self-learning machine intelligence and AI. How should we make sense of such a dramatic jump?…

  9. Operator fined £120k by UK data watchdog

    Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) has been fined £120,000 by the UK's data watchdog for the loss of an unencrypted USB memory stick reportedly containing airport security data.…

  10. Lenovo slides by a fifth, ZTE sinks too on back of server allegations

    The ripple effect of explosive claims that Chinese government agents slipped snooper chips into Super Micro servers used by Apple and Amazon today dented the share price of the Middle Kingdom's tech titans.…

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