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Site Hacks Continue to Spike, Google Says
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Site Hacks Continue to Spike, Google Says

The number of sites hacked last year increased by nearly one third compared to 2015, Google said in a new report, a trend that the company expects will continue in years to come. Google’s crawlers constantly check sites for a number of different properties, including the presence of certain types […]

Struts Vulnerability Attracting Plenty of Attackers
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Struts Vulnerability Attracting Plenty of Attackers

Attackers are continuing to seek out and exploit vulnerable servers running vulnerable versions of the Apache Struts framework, with hundreds of separate sources trying to take advantage of the bug. The vulnerability lies in the way that some versions of the Struts framework handles some content-type values. An attacker who […]

Hackers Targeting Critical Apache Struts Flaw
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Hackers Targeting Critical Apache Struts Flaw

Attackers are targeting a critical vulnerability in the Apache Struts framework, using exploits that have been published online to go after thousands of vulnerable sites. On Monday, the Apache Software Foundation published an advisory about the vulnerability, saying that the bug enabled remote code execution in certain situations. Almost immediately afterward, […]

Questions Arise Over CIA Handling of Vulnerabilities
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Questions Arise Over CIA Handling of Vulnerabilities

The release of a large trove of documents and tools that are linked to CIA’s cyber espionage activities has raised a lot of questions, especially about the way that the agency and other government groups handle information on undisclosed vulnerabilities. Some of the documents, released by Wikileaks Tuesday, show that […]

Bill Would Legalize Active Defense Against Hacks
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Bill Would Legalize Active Defense Against Hacks

A new bill intended to update the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act would allow victims of computer attacks to engage in active defense measures to identify the attacker and disrupt the attack. Proposed by Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.), the bill would grant victims of computer intrusions unprecedented rights. Known as […]

Yahoo: 32 Million User Cookies Were Stolen
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Yahoo: 32 Million User Cookies Were Stolen

Yahoo executives didn’t understand the severity and scope of the 2014 attack that led to the theft of user data and, as a result, failed to investigate the incident as well as they should have, the company said in a regulatory filing. Attackers, who the company has said were state […]

Cloudflare Says No Evidence Cloudbleed Bug Was Exploited
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Cloudflare Says No Evidence Cloudbleed Bug Was Exploited

After further analysis of the memory leak bug disclosed last week, Cloudflare officials say they haven’t found any instances of customer passwords, credit card data, or health records leaking while the vulnerability was exposed. The vulnerability, now known as Cloudbleed, has joined the pantheon of Internet-scale bugs to emerge in […]