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Kaspersky co-founder resorts to scaremongering over Apple’s iOS antivirus ban

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Kaspersky co-founder Eugene Kaspersky, has launched a bizarre attack on Apple over its ban on iOS antivirus app, predicting that it will ultimately “mean disaster” for the company as malware developers target the mobile operating system. Speaking with The Register in Sydney, Kaspersky described his disappointment that Apple wouldn’t let the...
Kaspersky co-founder resorts to scaremongering over Apple’s iOS antivirus ban
McAfee discovers $78 million worth of sophisticated cyber attacks against banking systems

Skype makes chats and user data more available to police

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Skype, the online phone service long favored by political dissidents, criminals and others eager to communicate beyond the reach of governments, has expanded its cooperation with law enforcement authorities to make online chats and other user information available to police, said industry and government officials familiar with the changes. Read...
Skype makes chats and user data more available to police

110,000 PC-strong Kelihos botnet sidelined

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Researchers use specially crafted code to direct infected computers to their servers instead of servers run by the criminals who have been using the botnet to distribute spam. [Read more]...
110,000 PC-strong Kelihos botnet sidelined

That Was Fast: Criminals Exploit LinkedIn Breach For Phishing Attacks

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On Tuesday, security researchers discovered that a LinkedIn mobile app was leaking sensitive calendar information back to LinkedIn's Web servers. On Wednesday, a breach highlighted just how vulnerable those Web servers were....
That Was Fast: Criminals Exploit LinkedIn Breach For Phishing Attacks

A manhunt on Facebook leads to 8 arrests in Germany

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Imagine a murder in your neighbourhood. The police release a photofit. They put it on Facebook. You see it and recognise the murderer: it’s you. That’s what citizens of the German city of Hanover are afraid of. In Hanover, local police have implemented a pilot scheme called “Fahndung via Facebook” – manhunt...
A manhunt on Facebook leads to 8 arrests in Germany

Criminals Target Megaupload Users With Fake Settlement Demands

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Schemes which require alleged copyright infringers to pay cash settlements to make lawsuits disappear are nothing new. Those describing these revenue-generating projects often do so using the word ‘scam’, but while the schemes are questionable, in many cases the companies carrying them out are genuine rightsholders supported by real lawfirms....
Criminals Target Megaupload Users With Fake Settlement Demands

Two Security Firms Say They Verified LinkedIn Breach

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LinkedIn suffered a breach resulting in the loss of over 6.5 million encrypted passwords that could allow criminals to break into subscribers’ accounts, according to two security firms....
Two Security Firms Say They Verified LinkedIn Breach
Google Wallet flaw takes the lock off your mobile money

Chinese police net 10,000 arrests in latest online crime crackdown

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Three months of renewed efforts by the Chinese police to crack down on online crime have resulted in 10,000 arrests and the breaking up of over 600 “criminal gangs,” state media has reported. Xinhua made mention of a statement from the Ministry of Public Security announcing that the campaign, which began...
Chinese police net 10,000 arrests in latest online crime crackdown

Pirate Bay must be blocked in UK, High Court rules

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The United Kingdom's High Court ruled Monday that The Pirate Bay must be blocked by all local Internet services providers, thereby cutting it off from a potential user base of over 50 million people. The ruling comes after a February decision that the site was infringing copyright in the...
Pirate Bay must be blocked in UK, High Court rules

The long arm of Microsoft tries taking down Zues botnets

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Microsoft and its allies seized control servers Friday in two states as part of an operation to not just stop the botnets but also to disrupt how criminals use them. [Read more]...
The long arm of Microsoft tries taking down Zues botnets
Criminals are fleeing the law, and flocking to Facebook

Sophisticated bank fraud attempted to steal at least $78 million

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McAfee and fellow security firm Guardian Analytics released a report today that detailed a sophisticated type of bank fraud that originated in Italy and spread globally, initiating the transfer of at least $78 million from around 60 financial institutions. Banks in the Netherlands were hit the hardest, with fraudsters attempting...
Sophisticated bank fraud attempted to steal at least $78 million

Cybersecurity Researchers Team Up To Combat Online Crime

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Two days before Microsoft, aided by United States marshals raided command centers in Pennsylvania and Illinois used by online criminals to run a botnet, a separate group of cybersecurity researchers based in San Francisco quietly took down another botnet using more technical means. The efforts were not connected, but point...
Cybersecurity Researchers Team Up To Combat Online Crime
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Verizon: Hacktivists stole 100 million+ records in 2011

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Hacktivists emerge as a big threat in 2011, targeting large organizations and stealing more records than financially motivated criminals, report finds. [Read more]...
Verizon: Hacktivists stole 100 million+ records in 2011

Google searches for criminals in bid to reduce global crime

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Google's pretty much aced searching for your latest whim, so now it's turning its efforts to criminals. Working with the Council on Foreign Relations, the internet giant has been exploring ways of using its technology for the greater good. Yahoo reports that Google Ideas will meet with the CFR...
Google searches for criminals in bid to reduce global crime

Computer Scientists Break Security Token Key in Record Time

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The widely used RSA electronic security token is once again hacked -- but this time its a team of cryptography researchers, not thieves. It suggests that security companies have not kept with the technologies of criminals and spies....
Computer Scientists Break Security Token Key in Record Time

Big questions remain unanswered over the government's 'snooper's charter'

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The coalition wants to monitor our emails, texts and web use – but hasn't explained why or how, or who it thinks it will catchThe coalition has pushed ahead with its plans to introduce monitoring of who is talking to whom over the internet, known as the "header" information of...
Big questions remain unanswered over the government's 'snooper's charter'
Microsoft employees seize Zeus botnet servers with the help of US Marshals

Daily Report: Pressure Builds Over App Store Fraud

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In the shadowy world of hacking, it's often unclear how criminals get iTunes passwords or credit card information. But the App Store, and Apple's broader iTunes Store, have become playgrounds for illicit transactions. And the Web is rife with App Store scams....
Daily Report: Pressure Builds Over App Store Fraud
Anonymous urges public to protest the European Union and INDECT [video]

US crackdown on illegal robocalls

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The US government organises a "summit" to tackle computer controlled phone calls by criminals trying to defraud the public....
US crackdown on illegal robocalls

What We Lose When We Glorify "Cashless"

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Look, I’m not exactly a huge fan of grimy greenbacks, but I do feel a need to point out something that most coverage of current Valley darling Square seems to miss: The “Death of Cash” also means the “death of anonymous transactions” – and no matter your view of the...
What We Lose When We Glorify "Cashless"

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arstechnica.com
With all the attention being showered on Pinterest lately, it was inevitable that criminals would figure out a way to cash in on the popular social-media pinup site. New point-and-click software available in underground markets does just that by helping even the most technically unsophisticated people prey on the gullibility...
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Monitoring Twitter and Facebook could foil terrorists

www.telegraph.co.uk
The security services need to make greater use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter to track criminals and terrorists, the former head of GCHQ has said....
Monitoring Twitter and Facebook could foil terrorists
Cybersecurity "hotline" to link Washington and Moscow
Schneier: government, big data pose bigger 'Net threat than criminals
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