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Langevin petitions for inclusion on cybersecurity task force

Senator Jim Langevin, a Democrat from Rhode Island, balking at the all-Republican membership of a new 12-person cybersecurity task force, has asked to be included, according to Politico.

Senate debates internet security legislation

On June 29, the Senate Commerce Committee debated bills related to internet security.

Al-Qaida hacked, possibly by government

Al-Qaida's internet communications channels were severely disrupted by hackers this week, according to a June 28 NBC News report.

Soldiers' personal information hacked

Hackers who infiltrated a Gannett Government Media database accessed the personal information of military leaders and soldiers who subscribe to publications including Defense News, the Armed Forces Journal, the Federal Times and the Marine Corps Times.

AntiSec posts first public announcement, shares hacked files

Three days after hacker group LulzSec announced it was disbanding, a message posted to The Pirate Bay website on June 29 announced the collective "now flies under the AntiSec colors."

Domain name change raises possibility of cyber scams

The June 22 decision of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to expand the internet's domain name system has spurred concerns about how such a change will affect internet security.

Top 25 software weaknesses identified

On June 27, nonprofit group Mitre and the SANS Institute, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security, released the 2011 Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors list.

Test shows users likely to put computers at risk

A test run by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security caught many users inserting discs and USB drives of unknown origins in their computers, according to Bloomberg News.

Facebook puts hacker on payroll

George Hotz, the 21-year-old hacker superstar, has been working for Facebook since May 9.

LulzSec invokes Hitler, Bin Laden in farewell message

LulzSec, a hacker group that in less than two months has infiltrated a wide range of corporate and government websites, announced its dissolution yesterday.

LulzSec makes political statement with latest hack

In its latest internet security breach, LulzSec, the group responsible for a barrage of recent hacks, claimed the Arizona Department of Public Safety as its victim.

International computer security team nabs hackers

Underscoring the importance of international cooperation when it comes to internet security, two global cyber crime rings have been disrupted by Operation Trident Tribunal, an undertaking of the United States and 11 other nations, the FBI announced yesterday.

Many users believe in internet security myth

A majority of computer users have a mistaken impression about the most common source of malicious software, according to a study released today by G Data.

When talking internet security, not much gender divide

Men and women share many assumptions about computer security, according to a recent G Data Survey.

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