A computer hacker has been jailed for two years for masterminding global online attacks as a teenager from his bedroom in Hertfordshire. Adam Mudd, now 20, admitted creating malware in 2013 which was used to carry out 1.7 million cyber attacks.

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The Russian hacking group blamed for targeting U.S. and European elections has been breaking into email accounts, not only by tricking victims into giving up passwords, but by stealing access tokens too.

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Accenture Federal Services has scored a $64 million contract to modernize the Transportation Security Administration's IT programs.

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National Intelligence Director James Clapper

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The government’s failure thus far to fix long delays and dangerous imprecision in the government’s security clearance and vetting system is one of James Clapper’s greatest regrets from his time in office, the former Director of National Intelligence said Wednesday.

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If you're running a Windows Server 2003 machine, you have a problem. Your already-vulnerable computer is now at severe risk of being hacked.

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In the wake of the huge Uber and Unroll.me scandal, people have a lot of questions. The scandal revealed that Uber was buying access to the emails of people subscribed to Unroll.me, a service designed to declutter inboxes.

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For federal employees, a government shutdown isn’t about not being able to visit a park, it creates uncertainty about their livelihood.

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Setting: A high-tech military facility justoutside of Washington, D.C.—the headquarters of the Defense Intelligence Agency, or DIA. Anshuman Roy, the president and founder of Rhombus, a data analytics company, is in a large open space outfitted with computers, whiteboards, and cameras.

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If Congress and the White House’s negotiations fail to avoid a government shutdown, it’s not just federal employees who don’t show up for work.

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A view of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.

A view of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Va.

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There are many factors to consider when making an application security purchasing decision, and the pressure is on organizations now more than ever to improve their security risk management preparedness.

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A pair of researchers behind a system for avoiding internet censorship wants to deliver banned websites inside of cat videos.

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Students at the University of California, Berkeley.

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The most coveted jobs are in Silicon Valley, and most selective US universities are members of the Ivy League.

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Egypt has disrupted voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services this week for users who use messaging apps like Apple’s FaceTime, Viber, Skype, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.

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