BEIJING (Reuters) – Computer software maker Adobe Systems Inc will shut its Chinese research and development arm, as U.S. technology firms face an increasingly hostile government in the world’s second-biggest economy.
It’s been just two months since researcher Karsten Nohl demonstrated an attack he called BadUSB to a standing-room-only crowd at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, showing that it’s possible to corrupt any USB device with insidious, undetectable malware.
AT&T is warning consumers about a data breach involving an insider who illegally accessed the personal information of an unspecified number of users. The compromised data includes Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers.
Facebook has launched ThreatExchange, a social network of sorts designed to allow companies to share information and intelligence about cyberthreats. The move is the latest example in how an age of cooperation may be emerging as companies increasingly battle cyberattacks of various stripes.
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