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LulzSec 'hacktivists' handed longest ever jail sentences for hacking

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British hackers masterminded cyber-attacks on major global institutions including the CIA, Sony, the FBI and NintendoA group of young British computer hackers who masterminded sophisticated cyber-attacks on major global institutions from their bedrooms have been given the longest ever jail sentences for hacking.LulzSec "hacktivists" Ryan Ackroyd, Jake Davis, Mustafa Al-Bassam...
LulzSec 'hacktivists' handed longest ever jail sentences for hacking

Braintree publicly launches Venmo Touch to 'be as important for next decade of commerce as PayPal was for last'

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Buying something on mobile devices is a feat of digital dexterity (see what I did there?). Payments company Braintree has publicly released Venmo Touch and made updates to its iOS software developer kit (SDK) to make mobile purchases...
Braintree publicly launches Venmo Touch to 'be as important for next decade of commerce as PayPal was for last'

Booking.com Apps Hit 20m Downloads As Mobile Reservations Triple

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Booking.com has revealed today that the number of hotel bookings made through its service on a mobile device has tripled in the last three years. Payments made either through the company’s mobile website, or plethora of apps available for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows 8 devices, have risen from...
Booking.com Apps Hit 20m Downloads As Mobile Reservations Triple
Uber Simplifies Sign Up Process: Just Hold Up Your Credit Card & You’re In!

Payments Company Jumio Raises $25.5M From Andreessen Horowitz; Will Hit $100M In 2012 Revenue

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Disruptive mobile and online payments startup Jumio has raised $25.5 million in Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. The firm’s General Partner Scott Weiss has joined Jumio’s board of directors. Jumio’s earlier investors include Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin Peng T. Ong, partner at GSR Ventures and founder of Match.com...
Payments Company Jumio Raises $25.5M From Andreessen Horowitz; Will Hit $100M In 2012 Revenue

UK’s SOCA sees second DDoS attack in less than a year

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The UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) has confirmed that its website has suffered a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. but it’s not particularly worried by this form harassment. Security and data protection solutions provider Sophos notes on its blog that this is the second time in less than a year...
UK’s SOCA sees second DDoS attack in less than a year

Samsung Wallet makes its consumer debut in Korea, available for select Galaxy devices

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Samsung Wallet, an Android alternative to Apple’s Passbook, was quietly unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February and Samsung has, once again, without a media fanfare, launched the service for consumers with an initial rollout in Korea. An announcement in Korean (via Engadget) states that the service is available for a range...
Samsung Wallet makes its consumer debut in Korea, available for select Galaxy devices

App.net begins accepting PayPal payments, drops credit card requirement for 30-day trials

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App.net, the ad-free, Twitter-like service, has begun accepting payments via PayPal as it opens its membership process to those that prefer the online payments service, or don’t have the requisite credit card that was previously needed. It has also simplified monthly trials by removing credit card requirements. The service has been...
App.net begins accepting PayPal payments, drops credit card requirement for 30-day trials
Dwolla now lets you pay without signing up, takes a stab at PayPal with low 25¢ fees

Microsoft Resets India Store User Passwords Following Attack, Says Credit Card Info Not Affected

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Following the attack on Microsoft’s online store in India, in which a team of (purportedly) Chinese hackers defaced the site and stole user credentials, the company is now alerting users via email that their passwords will be automatically reset on their behalf. According to the email, Microsoft also says the...
Microsoft Resets India Store User Passwords Following Attack, Says Credit Card Info Not Affected

Social gifting app Wrapp adopts Braintree and Venmo Touch for one-tap mobile transactions

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Online and mobile payments platform Braintree has announced today that social gifting app Wrapp is the latest firm to choose them as its payments provider. It means that Wrapp is now available on Venmo Touch, a new service launched by Braintree last month that allows consumers to complete transactions with...
Social gifting app Wrapp adopts Braintree and Venmo Touch for one-tap mobile transactions
Careful when ditching that old Xbox, it’s still got your credit card info

Scams and data leaks are top security threats, Gartner says

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The technique of using deception and manipulation to gain sufficient knowledge to dupe an unwary individual, employee or company into revealing personal information has the potential to be one of the biggest security threats in 2013 according to a security expert. Gartner Australia research director, Rob McMillan, who is...
Scams and data leaks are top security threats, Gartner says

Online ring for trading in stolen credit card data busted

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Law enforcement agencies in the U.S., Vietnam and the U.K. have disbanded a ring that allegedly sold online credit card details since 2007. The ring, which sold the credit card information through two websites, is said to have caused over $200 million in fraudulent charges on credit cards issued...
Online ring for trading in stolen credit card data busted

WikiLeaks publishes Stratfor files linked to Anonymous attack

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Website says total cache amounts to millions of emails exposing the global trade in intelligenceWikiLeaks has begun releasing a cache of what it says are 5.5m emails obtained from the servers of Stratfor, a US-based intelligence gathering firm  with about 300,000 subscribers.The whistleblowing site has released 167 emails in its...
WikiLeaks publishes Stratfor files linked to Anonymous attack

Stuck For New Year's Eve In London? Yplan Takes Last-minute Booking Mobile

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With over 5 million Twitter followers, UK actor/author Stephen Fry is the closest thing we get to an “Ashton Kutcher”, given that he has a big following and occasionally takes an interest in tech startups (sometimes a financial interest). But his choices are hit and miss. One was a startup...
Stuck For New Year's Eve In London? Yplan Takes Last-minute Booking Mobile

A life online: 'I flew to San Francisco to spend the weekend with someone I'd only met on the net'

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Poppy Dinsey, 25, is the creator of What I Wore Today – a blog showing her wearing a different outfit every dayPoppy Dinsey set up her What I Wore Today blog on 1 January 2010, uploading and sharing one photo of herself in a different outfit every day. But having...
A life online: 'I flew to San Francisco to spend the weekend with someone I'd only met on the net'

Visa's V.me digital wallet service graduates from beta with 53 banks, 23 retailers on board

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After roughly a year since its unveiling, Visa's digital payment platform V.me has emerged from beta with support from a total of 53 banks, including PNC and U.S. Bank, and 23 retailers. If V.me has escaped your memory thanks to the proliferation of electronic payment options, you'd be forgiven....
Visa's V.me digital wallet service graduates from beta with 53 banks, 23 retailers on board
iTunes and Amazon royalty payments used to steal £500,000 by British gang

Romanian hackers behind theft of 500,000 Australian credit cards busted in "largest ever investigation"

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News outlets in Australia are reporting that a group of cyber-criminals in Romania has been busted after apparently stealing the details of 500,000 Australian credit cards. According to the Herald Sun, the group gained access to small retail outlets to pick up the details, 30,000 of which have already been...
Romanian hackers behind theft of 500,000 Australian credit cards busted in "largest ever investigation"

Groupon Taiwan resets user passwords after hack, but credit card details not leaked

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Groupon Taiwan has revealed that it has been the victim of a hack which saw usernames and passwords belonging to its 4.1 million registered users compromised. On the positive side, the intruders did not access credit cards and financial details, the company said. As Inside Taiwan reports [Chinese], the attack...
Groupon Taiwan resets user passwords after hack, but credit card details not leaked

Hackers steal 500,000 credit card details from Australian business, damage expected to top $25m

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Hackers have grabbed the details of an estimated 500,000 credit cards in Australia after hacking into the poorly secured database of an unnamed business in what police have labelled “disaster waiting to happen”. The attacked could result in up to $25 million worth of fraudulent transactions, Detective Superintendent Brad Marden told...
Hackers steal 500,000 credit card details from Australian business, damage expected to top $25m

Netflix Deal Reveals Apple's Secret Sauce: iTunes Pay Channel

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As announced this week, the new Apple TV brings a new UI, better internal specs, and full HD capability to the table. But there's the business equivalent of an Easter egg hidden in it for Netflix subscribers: From now on, if you want to join Netflix you can do it...
Netflix Deal Reveals Apple's Secret Sauce: iTunes Pay Channel

Project Oscar hopes to bring mobile wallets to Europe

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Vodafone, O2 and Everything Everywhere have applied to the European commissionto form a company that would create a mobile wallet platformThe transformation of mobile phones into wallets could come as early as this summer after the UK's three largest networks submitted plans to Brussels for a joint venture they hope...
Project Oscar hopes to bring mobile wallets to Europe

NFC could be a game changer for Nintendo’s Wii U

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Nintendo is a funny old company. Just when you think it is out of ideas, it has a habit of springing innovation on the market that changes things forever. The Wii brought us motion gaming, and the 3DS saw the mass market arrival of glasses-free 3D tech. Now the Wii...
NFC could be a game changer for Nintendo’s Wii U

Data security: building a fortress to protect the kingdom

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Corporate assets are increasingly becoming the target of cyber attacks, so how can your businesses safeguard its data?Once locked up in silos, ignored and underused, data is rapidly becoming the new corporate gold. According to research published by SAS last year, one in five large UK businesses are now assigning...
Data security: building a fortress to protect the kingdom

Dutch man sentenced in US to 12 years in credit card scam

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A 22-year-old Dutch man who sold credit card details online was sentenced to 12 years in a U.S. prison in a fraud prosecutors alleged caused more than $63 million in damages, according to the Department of Justice....
Dutch man sentenced in US to 12 years in credit card scam

Not just Twitter DMs: Scammers now phish usernames, passwords, and credit cards via Facebook PMs

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Phishing scams, which are used to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details, take many different shapes and forms. Most arrive via email spam, but many also spread via social networks; for example, on Twitter, using direct messages has been a very popular tactic for years. For...
Not just Twitter DMs: Scammers now phish usernames, passwords, and credit cards via Facebook PMs

Playboy fined for offering hardcore porn on websites accessible to children

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Adult pay-TV company did not have acceptable web controls to check users were aged 18 or over, Ofcom concludesPlayboy has been fined £100,000 by Ofcom for offering hardcore videos and pornographic images online that could by accessed by children.The media regulator said that the adult pay-TV company's failure to have...
Playboy fined for offering hardcore porn on websites accessible to children

A New Twist in the Three-Way Payment Wars: Braintree Finally Offers Instant Underwriting

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In the battle to kill PayPal, upstart Braintree has had a few key advantages. It prides it self of people driven– not computer dominated customer service and fraud detection, which means it avoids embarrassing cases of accounts being wrongly closed during a company’s busiest moment. It’s also innovated quickly on...
A New Twist in the Three-Way Payment Wars: Braintree Finally Offers Instant Underwriting
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