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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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Exposing the History of Hacking

The birth of the hacker sub-culture Continue reading

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