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Tesla recruits hackers to boost vehicle security

By Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld | August 26th, 2014 Electric carmaker Tesla Motors wants security researchers to hack its vehicles. The Silicon Valley based high-tech carmaker will hire up to 30 full-time hackers whose job will be to find and close vulnerabilities in the sophisticated firmware that controls its cars. Electric carmaker Tesla Motors wants security …

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DATA BREACH Russian hackers amass 1.2B stolen Web credentials

By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service | August 5th, 2014 The hackers collected data on a massive scale, ‘so it affects absolutely everybody,’ security firm says. Criminals in Russia have amassed a huge database of 1.2 billion stolen user names and passwords and half a billion email addresses, a U.S.-based Internet security company said Wednesday. …

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Hackers inside Chinese military steal U.S. corporate trade secrets

By David Geer, CSO | July 22nd, 2014 In May, a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania indicted five members of the Chinese military on charges of hacking and economic espionage, according to a May 19 U.S. Department of Justice media release. Per the same release, the targets were six U.S. enterprises operating …

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Chinese hackers switched targets to U.S. experts on Iraq

Computerworld | July 8th, 2014 A sophisticated Chinese hacker group that had been stealing information from U.S. policy experts on nearby Southeast Asia suddenly changed targets last month to focus on the Middle East — Iraq, in particular — security researchers said Monday. The group, called “Deep Panda,” switched from exploiting one area of expertise …

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