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Watchdog: IRS needs to do more to fight cyberattacks

WASHINGTON — The IRS has failed to implement dozens of security upgrades to combat cyberattacks, leaving the agency’s computer systems vulnerable to hackers, a government watchdog told Congress Tuesday. The agency’s inspector general outlined the security weaknesses a week after ...

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Apple to tighten security after recent attacks

NEW YORK — Apple plans to tighten its online security measures to reduce the chances of its users being victimized by intrusions like the ones that stole nude photos from actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities. CEO Tim Cook told ...

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Target breach puts corporate tech execs under fire

NEW YORK — Hackers are putting top technology executives under severe pressure. And this week’s sudden departure of Target’s chief information officer in the wake of the company’s massive pre-Christmas data breach has only ratcheted up the stress. Years ago, ...

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Hackers may have used Pa. company to hit Target

NEW YORK — The hackers who stole millions of customers’ credit and debit card numbers from Target may have used a Pittsburgh-area heating and refrigeration business as the back door to get in. If that was, in fact, how they ...

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Experts: Target hackers will be tough to find

NEW YORK — The hackers behind the recent Target data breach are likely a world away and nearly impossible to find. That’s the consensus among outside cybercrime experts as Target, the Secret Service and the FBI continue their investigation of ...

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Weak U.S. card security made Target a juicy target

NEW YORK — The U.S. is the juiciest target for hackers hunting credit card information. And experts say incidents like the recent data theft at Target’s stores will get worse before they get better. That’s in part because U.S. credit ...

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Law enforcement websites under attack by hackers

SALT LAKE CITY — Saboteurs stole passwords and sensitive information on tipsters while hacking into the websites of several law enforcement agencies worldwide in attacks attributed to the collective known as Anonymous. Breaches were reported this week in Boston, Syracuse, ...

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‘Anonymous’ hackers target US security think tank

LONDON — The loose-knit hacking movement “Anonymous” claimed Sunday to have stolen thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information belonging to clients of U.S.-based security think tank Stratfor. One hacker said the goal was to pilfer funds from ...

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Citigroup says hackers accessed credit card data

HONG KONG — Citigroup Inc. said Thursday that hackers accessed the credit card information of North American customers, in an online security breach affecting about 200,000 accounts. The bank said it recently discovered during routine monitoring that account information ...

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MasterCard’s website hammered

PURCHASE — The website for MasterCard suffered severe technical problems early Wednesday, possibly becoming the latest target of hackers supporting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

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