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Obama Will Likely Enact Panel’s Advice on Blunting Cyber Risks

Obama Will Likely Enact Panel’s Advice on Blunting Cyber Risks  

Feds Will Auction off $19 Million in Bitcoins from Alleged Silk Road Kingpin

New auction comes after bitcoins directly from the Silk Road were sold. Continue reading

Silk Road 2.0 Suspect’s Twitter Account Hijacked, Lawyer Says

Blake Benthall “remains in custody and thus, of course, is not tweeting.” Continue reading

FBI’s Most Wanted Cybercriminal Used His Cat’s Name as a Password

From the department of face-palming opsec blunders. Continue reading

More Than 800,000 Postal Service Employees Victims Of Data Breach

USPS customers were affected as well. The FBI is leading an investigation into the hack, but it’s unclear who might be responsible for it. Continue reading

DarkHotel: A Sophisticated New Hacking Attack Targets High-Profile Hotel Guests

DarkHotel: A Sophisticated New Hacking Attack Targets High-Profile Hotel Guests

The hotel guest probably never knew what hit him. When he tried to get online using his five-star hotel’s WiFi network, he got a pop-up alerting him to a new Adobe software update. When he clicked to accept the download, he got a malicious executable instead. What he didn’t know was that the sophisticated attackers […]

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Organised Crime’s Cyber-Heist Spree

How organised crime pulls off giant thefts Continue reading

Banks Reluctant To Use ‘White Hat’ Hackers To Spot Security Flaws

High tech firms have been offering bounties to security researchers to find holes and bugs in their software, but these reward programs haven’t drawn much interest from major banks. Continue reading

German Police Stage Piracy Raid

More than 400 police officers in Germany take part in a nationwide clampdown against piracy. Continue reading

Last Pirate Bay Co-Founder Arrested after Living on the Lam in Laos

Fredrik Neij, in 2013: “I can sit here and jerk off for five years. And I will.” Continue reading

This System Will Self Destruct: Crimeware Gets Powerful New Functions

Refurbished BlackEnergy does Windows and Linux—even Cisco routers. Continue reading

Online Drug Dealers Are Now Accepting Darkcoin, Bitcoin’s Stealthier Cousin

Online Drug Dealers Are Now Accepting Darkcoin, Bitcoin’s Stealthier Cousin

Darkcoin, bitcoin’s more anonymous cousin, is increasingly being used for online drug deals. Ironically, this could actually help take it mainstream.

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Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charges, Sentenced to 3.5 Years

Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charges, Sentenced to 3.5 Years

The founder of the file-sharing site Pirate Bay was found guilty today in Denmark on hacking charges unrelated to the web site. Swedish national Gottfrid Svartholm was found guilty of hacking into servers belonging to the U.S. technology firm CSC after being partially acquitted of other hacking charges in Sweden. In the Danish case, Svartholm […]

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Pirate Bay Founder Faces Jail Term

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers. Continue reading

Computer Spies Target GE, Siemens

Computer spies targeted control systems made by General Electric and Siemens for water and energy companies since at least 2011, the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday. Continue reading

CurrentC, Retailers’ Trial Payment System, Is Hacked

CurrentC, a payments system backed by retailers that rivals Apple’s new offering, said hackers stole the email addresses of some people participating in the consortium’s pilot project. Continue reading

Hackers Swipe E-mail Addresses from Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC

Retailer-backed MCX messaged participants notifying them of the breach. Continue reading

Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data

In his career-ending extramarital affair that came to light in 2012, General David Petraeus used a stealthy technique to communicate with his lover Paula Broadwell: the pair left messages for each other in the drafts folder of a shared Gmail account. N… Continue reading

‘Number Spoofing’ Scam Nets Millions

A new phone scam – known as number spoofing – is netting millions of pounds for fraudsters, consumers are being warned Continue reading

NY Senator Calls for Renewed Crackdown on Dark Web Drug Sales

NY Senator Calls for Renewed Crackdown on Dark Web Drug Sales

Three years ago, New York Senator Chuck Schumer held a press conference to pressure federal law enforcement to crack down on the Silk Road, the anonymous online drug market that had only just come to light. Now, over a year since that contraband bazaar was seized by the FBI, Schumer seems to have discovered that […]

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