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Google Rolling Out New Anti-Piracy Search Algorithm

“We’ve now refined the signal in ways we expect to visibly affect the rankings.” Continue reading

Report: Cybercrime Costs US $12.7M a Year

The cost of attacks on large companies is up by 10 percent. Continue reading

UK Builds Child Abuse Image Database

The UK is creating a national database of images of child sexual abuse seized during police raids on paedophiles and sites that trade in the content. Continue reading

Call to Probe UK Firm Over ‘Spying’

The National Crime Agency is asked to investigate a British company for allegedly aiding the surveillance of Bahraini activists in the UK. Continue reading

Bits Blog: Kmart and Dairy Queen Report Data Breach October 10, 2014

Kmart and Dairy Queen join nearly a dozen merchants that have had their in-store payment systems compromised with malware over the last year. Continue reading

Kmart shops hit by payment card hack

Cash registers at Kmart stores in the US were infected with malware that scooped up payment card numbers for a month, reports the retailer. Continue reading

Kmart Says Its Store Registers Were Hacked, Exposing Credit Cards

The Sears-owned company says it removed the malware after it was discovered Thursday. It announced the exposure late Friday, saying no personal data or PIN numbers were lost. Continue reading

Judge Rejects Defense That FBI Illegally Hacked Silk Road—On a Technicality

Judge Rejects Defense That FBI Illegally Hacked Silk Road—On a Technicality

The judge argues that even if the FBI did hack the Silk Road server, Ross Ulbricht hadn’t sufficiently demonstrated that it belonged to him, and thus can’t claim that his privacy rights were violated by its search.

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Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide – 10 Oct 2014

The head of Europol’s cybercrime centre reveals who the bad guys are and what law enforcement are doing to catch them. Continue reading

ATM Hack ‘Gives Out Wads of Cash’

Interpol issues a warning as a flaw in cash machines that allows criminals to quickly steal wads of cash is discovered. Continue reading

Maker of StealthGenie, an app used for spying, is indicted in Virginia- 29 September 2014

29 September 2014- The Washington Post Maker of StealthGenie, an app used for spying, is indicted in Virginia

Self-Destructing SSDs Will Nuke Themselves If You Text Them a Code Word- 30 September 2014

30 September 2014- Gizmodo Self-Destructing SSDs Will Nuke Themselves If You Text Them a Code Word

Worse than Heartbleed? Today’s Bash Bug Could Break Security for Years- 24 September 2014

24 September 2014- The Verge Worse than Heartbleed? Today’s Bash bug could break security for years

Malicious Google DoubleClick Advertisements Distributed Malware to Millions of Computers- 21 September 2014

21 September 2014- The Hacker News Malicious Google DoubleClick Advertisements Distributed Malware to Millions of Computers

Emma Watson ‘Naked Photo Leak’ Was Actually a Hoax of a Hoax- 24 September 2014

24 September 2014- The Independent Emma Watson ‘Naked Photo Leak’ Was Actually a Hoax of a Hoax

Malware-Laced Emails Appear to Come From LogMeIn- 23 September 2014

23 September 2014- ThreatPost Malware-Laced Emails Appear to Come From LogMeIn

Dyre Trojan Caught In The Cookie Jar- 18 September 2014

18 September 2014- Threat Post Dyre Trojan Caught In The Cookie Jar

JPMorgan Employee Password Was Key in Hack Hitting 76 Million Homes- 2 October 2014

2 October 2014- Bloomberg JPMorgan Employee Password Was Key in Hack Hitting 76 Million Homes

Why the Shellshock Bug Is Worse than Heartbleed- 30 September 2014

30 September 2014- MIT technology review Why the Shellshock Bug Is Worse than Heartbleed

U.S. Nuclear Regulator Hacked Three Times in Three Years- 19 August 2014

19 August 2014- ThreatPost U.S. Nuclear Regulator Hacked Three Times in Three Years