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Mozilla Blocks UAE Bid to Become an Internet Security Guardian

WASHINGTON — Firefox browser maker Mozilla is blocking the United Arab Emirates’ government from serving as one of its internet security gatekeepers, citing Reuters reports on a UAE cyber espionage program.Mozilla said in a statement on Tuesday it was rejecting …

HSB: Young Adults Most Likely to Be Targeted in Cyber Attack

More than one-third of U.S. consumers experienced a computer virus, hacking incident or other cyber attack in the past 12 months, a survey by Zogby Analytics for The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB) reported, and young adults …

Nationwide Says New Mexico Customer Info Compromised

State officials are warning customers of Nationwide Insurance that their personal information may have been compromised by a computer hacking incident. Insurance officials say the accounts of more than 8,000 New Mexico customers were compromised in the breach. In a …

News Corp Investors Face Long Odds Over Hacking

News Corp shareholders angry over the hacking scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate face an uphill fight trying to hold company executives and directors responsible in court. In the nearly six weeks since the scandal erupted, shareholders have seen roughly …

UK Police Arrest Man Over Hacking Allegations

Police investigating phone hacking and police bribery at defunct British tabloid News of the World on Tuesday arrested a man, believed to be a former executive at the newspaper. The Metropolitan Police said a 71-year-old man had been arrested by …

U.S. Arrests 14 for Roles in PayPal Cyber Attack

U.S. authorities Tuesday arrested 16 people on charges they participated in major cyber attacks, including an attempt to cripple eBay’s PayPal web site as retribution for dropping Wiki Leaks as a client. FBI agents arrested 14 people in nine states …