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Yahoo’s Cyber Breach Adds to Age of Hacker Anxiety

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo has become the worst-case example of an unnerving but increasingly common phenomenon – massive hacks that steal secrets and other potentially revealing information from our personal digital accounts, or from big organizations that hold sensitive data on …

Judge Dismisses Part of Lawsuit Over Birds Point Levee

A federal judge has dismissed a large portion of a class-action lawsuit brought by more than 140 southeast Missouri farmers whose land was damaged when Birds Point levee was intentionally breached last year. Judge Nancy B. Firestone of the U.S. …

Hackers Attack Another Sony Network; Post Data on 1 Million Users

Hackers broke into Sony Corp.’s computer networks and accessed the information of more than 1 million customers to show the vulnerability of the electronic giant’s systems, the latest of several security breaches undermining confidence in the company. LulzSec, a group …

Cyber Guerillas Present Security Risk with Unpredictable Attacks

If anyone needed proof that cyber activists can create havoc in the real world, the last few weeks have provided evidence in megabytes. Rallying behind WikiLeaks, the thousands of internet activists who made headlines in December by bringing down the …