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  • Tech company finds stolen government log-ins all over Web Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 12:52 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A CIA- backed technology company has found logins and passwords for 47 government agencies strewn across the Web— available for hackers, spies and thieves. Recorded Future, a social media data mining firm backed by the CIA's venture capital arm, says in a report that login credentials for nearly every federal agency have been posted on open Internet...

  • CHICAGO, June 24- As the July 6 deadline for closing the century-old Chicago Board of Trade grain futures pits looms, a cloud hangs over the future of the neighboring options pits. Trading in the Chicago futures pits, once an icon of world capitalism where raucous traders epitomized "open-outcry" trading as they made and lost fortunes, has fallen to 1 percent of...

  • NEW YORK, June 24- Google Genomics, the cloud-based computing business that is racing to increase its share of online DNA analytics, on Wednesday began offering a cloud service version of the popular DNA analysis software from the Broad Institute, a biomedical research organization. The Google Inc research tie-up comes as academic institutions and...

  • Finger-pointing starting in blame for government hack Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 3:31 AM ET

    OPM repeatedly neglected to implement basic cybersecurity protections, its internal watchdog told Congress. But the departments of Treasury, Transportation, State and Health and Human Services have significantly worse records, according to the most recent administration report to Congress under the Federal Information Security Management Act.

  • District Judge P. Kevin Castel ordered 25- year-old Alex Yucel to serve four years and nine months in prison. Yucel, arrested in Moldova in November 2013, became the first defendant to be extradited from that country to the United States. An investigation resulted in the arrests of nearly 100 people in 13 European countries, the United States, Canada and Chile.

  • They had risen 8 percent before the market opened after BlackBerry reported first-quarter results that showed a more than 150 percent rise in software and licensing revenues to $137 million. "When the headline hits, you say' wow they really blew out that software number, good for them, they're starting to get some traction'," said BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis.

  • Despite calls for her ouster, the director of the Office of Personnel Management said if anyone is responsible for the breaches, it's the hackers. Katherine Archuleta told a Senate hearing that old computer networks were to blame for the cyberbreak-ins that exposed private information on nearly every federal employee and personal histories of millions...

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- The National Archives, the agency that houses the U.S. The agency's systems and applications were not compromised but "indicators of compromise" were found on three computers that were then "cleaned and re-imaged," National Archives and Records Administration spokeswoman Laura Diachenko said in a statement. The disclosure of suspicious...

  • WATERLOO, Ontario, June 23- BlackBerry Ltd shares fell on Tuesday on uncertainty about what drove growth in the company's crucial software segment in the first quarter. BlackBerry said two licensing deals, with Cisco Systems Inc and a second, unnamed company, made "significant contributions," but did not disclose the terms. "When the headline hits, you say' wow they...

  • It is an "absolute first" for the SEC to approach companies about possible breaches in connection with an insider trading probe, said John Reed Stark, a former head of Internet enforcement at the SEC. "The SEC is interested because failures in cybersecurity have prompted a dangerous, new method of unlawful insider trading," said Stark, now a private cybersecurity...

  • WATERLOO, Ontario, June 23- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday its turnaround gained traction as sales at its crucial software segment rose in the first quarter and its broader revenue slide began to ease, sending its shares up 4.3 percent. Separately, BlackBerry announced a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement with Cisco Systems Inc that covers their...

  • TORONTO, June 23- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday its revenue slide began to ease and its turnaround gained traction as revenue from its crucial software segment rose in the first quarter, sending its shares soaring 8.6 percent. Quarterly revenue totaled $658 million in the quarter, slightly lower than the prior period, but software revenue more than doubled...

  • BlackBerry misses Street 1Q Street forecasts Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— BlackBerry Ltd. reported worse-than-expected first-quarter financial results as phone sales continued their long slide, but software revenue increased as the company turns its focus away from hardware. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations, with the average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expecting a...

  • June 22- Orcle Corp founder and Executive Chairman Larry Ellison said his database company is expanding its cloud-computing offerings, bringing Oracle into more direct competition with Amazon.com Inc.. "We're prepared to compete with Amazon.com on price," said Ellison in a webcast presentation on Monday, after announcing that Oracle would offer online...

  • June 22- Oracle Corp founder and Executive Chairman Larry Ellison said his database company is expanding its cloud-computing offerings, bringing Oracle into more direct competition with Amazon.com Inc.. "We're prepared to compete with Amazon.com on price," said Ellison in a webcast presentation on Monday, after announcing that Oracle would offer online...

  • Katherine Archuleta, director of the Office of Personnel Management, is scheduled to testify Thursday before the Senate's homeland security panel, the Homeland Security& Governmental Affairs Committee said in a statement on Monday. Some lawmakers have called for top OPM officials to resign in the wake of the breach, although the White House last week said...

  • Big NYC hospital hit with ID theft, 12K affected Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 4:05 PM ET

    A hospital employee and 7 others were indicted on charges of stealing personal information of as many as 12,000 hospital patients.

  • How to avoid the new $20 million company expense Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    The cost to a company from a single cyberattack can run as high as $20 million, but there are simple steps business owners can take.

  • Attack gave China hackers access to US systems Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Cyber security hacking

    Chinese intruders executed attack that gave them "administrator privileges" into networks at the Office of Personnel Management. The NYTimes reports.

  • SINGAPORE, June 21- Security researchers have many names for the hacking group that is one of the suspects for the cyberattack on the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management: PinkPanther, KungFu Kittens, Group 72 and, most famously, Deep Panda. But to Jared Myers and colleagues at cybersecurity company RSA, it is called Shell Crew, and Myers' team is one of the...