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'Operation Ababil': Muslim Cyber Fighters Return, Take Down Wells Fargo's Website

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Muslim cleric Izz ad-Din al-Qassam (Wikimedia) The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters have returned with a new declaration published on Pastebin and a new set of targets. If you’re a Wells Fargo bank customer and can’t reach the bank’s website, you can blame these hackers and Operation Ababil. In the...
'Operation Ababil': Muslim Cyber Fighters Return, Take Down Wells Fargo's Website

Dwolla Launches Guest Checkout Option For Merchants, Allows Shoppers To Pay With Dwolla Without Signing Up

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Online and mobile digital cash network Dwolla is breaking down one of the barriers to entry to using its service with today’s introduction of a new “guest checkout” feature for online merchants. The option will allow non-Dwolla users to pay with Dwolla on e-commerce websites, possibly even getting a discount on the...
Dwolla Launches Guest Checkout Option For Merchants, Allows Shoppers To Pay With Dwolla Without Signing Up

Federal appeals court raps U.S. bank over shoddy online security

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A U.S. construction company may stand a greater chance of recovering some of the $345,000 it lost in fraudulent wire transfers that it blames on poor online banking practices of its bank....
Federal appeals court raps U.S. bank over shoddy online security

Amazon's attempt to commoditize cloud resources falls short

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Amazon’s reserved instance marketplace is a good idea, but questions remain about the implementation. Once again, Amazon is offering to trade cloud computing in a commodity-like way. But rather than following commodity market best practices, it has put its own special spin on things. The marketplace allows AWS customers who...
Amazon's attempt to commoditize cloud resources falls short

Islamic group promises to resume U.S. bank cyberattacks

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An Islamic group that has claimed responsibility for several waves of attacks on major U.S. banks since last September has promised to resume its assault next week using a lot more firepower. The group that calls itself the Cyber Fighters of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam claimed to have given a...
Islamic group promises to resume U.S. bank cyberattacks

Consumer Gift Network FreeMonee Raises $34 Million Series B

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FreeMonee announced a $34 million Series B round today, led by Charles Ryan, Chairman of UFG Asset Management, and returning investors Opus Capital Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Pinnacle Ventures. While FreeMonee would not disclose terms of the funding, Chief Marketing Officer Jim Taschetta tells me the company...
Consumer Gift Network FreeMonee Raises $34 Million Series B

Fed Confirms That Hackers Breached Its Internal Site

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WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve said on Tuesday that one of its internal websites had been briefly breached by hackers, though no critical functions of the U.S. central bank were affected by the intrusion. The admission, which raises questions about cyber security at the Fed, follows a...
Fed Confirms That Hackers Breached Its Internal Site
Report: 46% Of U.S. Bank Account Holders Will Use Mobile Banking By 2017

Bitcoin exchange files with US Treasury regulatory agency

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The largest Bitcoin exchange has filed key paperwork with the US Treasury's anti-money laundering agency, but it may have come too late.Mt. Gox, based in Tokyo, registered on Thursday with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) as a money services business (MSB), according to FinCEN's website.The adoption of Bitcoin,...
Bitcoin exchange files with US Treasury regulatory agency

Visa's PayPal-Like Wallet Gains Traction With Partners; Will Consumers Follow?

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Visa is now seeking consumers after signing up dozens of merchants and banks for its digital wallet platform over the past year. Images of Money Visa’s V.me service is similar to eBay’s PayPal, and other e-wallet services under development by MasterCard or American Express. The consumer benefit for all of these...
Visa's PayPal-Like Wallet Gains Traction With Partners; Will Consumers Follow?

Anonymous posts over 4000 U.S. bank executive credentials

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Anonymous appears to have published login and private information from over 4000 American bank executive credentials its Operation Last Resort, demanding US computer crime law reform....
Anonymous posts over 4000 U.S. bank executive credentials
Eastern promise: PayPal’s ambitious plans for Russia

Cyberattacks victimizing largest banks, feds say

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Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano says the nation's largest financial institutions "are actively under attack" by cybercriminals, and one expert says it is a trend contributing to the rising security costs of banks. Napolitano told attendees of a cybersecurity event hosted by The Washington Post that the attackers were...
Cyberattacks victimizing largest banks, feds say
FreeMonee Now Flush With $34 Million of Its Own Cash to Kill Coupons

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

New Cyberattack Threatens American Banks

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American banks will reportedly face a massive cyberattack in coming weeks. A Russian-speaking hacker is organizing a massive trojan attack based around fraudulent wire transfers--and American banks appear to be at the center of the raid. Mor Ahuvia of security firm RSA reports that botmasters are now being recruited for...
New Cyberattack Threatens American Banks

US banks sustain hackers' denial-of-service attacks

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U.S. Bank's website was among several banks disrupted last week in a people-powered distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, launched by a group of Islamic hacktivists who have claimed responsibility for similar cyberattacks against four other banks in the U.S. The attack involved hundreds of thousands of computers sending...
US banks sustain hackers' denial-of-service attacks
Y Combinator-backed Coinbase now selling over $1M Bitcoin per month

REPORT: Hacker Accesses Bush Family Emails And Photos

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Bush family emails apparently hacked, private photos leaked; criminal investigation launched HOUSTON (AP) -- A criminal investigation is under way after a hacker apparently accessed private photos and emails sent between members of the Bush family, including both former presidents. The Houston Chronicle reports that a spokesman for former President George...
REPORT: Hacker Accesses Bush Family Emails And Photos
Iran suspected culprit behind recent attacks on U.S. bank websites

Muslim Cyber Fighters Who Took Down U.S. Bank Websites Deny They Work For Iran

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Muslim cleric Izz ad-Din al-Qassam (Wikimedia) The Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters, who claimed credit for multiple DDoS attacks on American financial institutions, still steadfastly deny they were working for the Iranian government. Wired directs us to this interview with the hackers conducted in early November by researchers Flashpoint Global...
Muslim Cyber Fighters Who Took Down U.S. Bank Websites Deny They Work For Iran
U.S. Bank now letting customers snap photos of their bills for automatic mobile payment

Dell Deal Done Differently

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So much for one-stop shopping. When a giant takeover is brewing, banks usually try to get as many pieces of the action as they can, from offering advice to lending money. But J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., the largest U.S. bank by assets and one of the most frequently hired...
Dell Deal Done Differently

Mitek and US Bank let users pay bills with their smartphone camera

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If you’re like me, you’re still getting used to the idea of depositing checks into your bank by snapping a picture with your smartphone. But the camera isn’t just good for sending money into your account, it can also be used to pay bills thanks to a new service from...
Mitek and US Bank let users pay bills with their smartphone camera
Anonymous reveals personal info for 4K bank execs in name of computer crime reform
Amazon launches "AutoRip," a new service that gives you the MP3s for every CD you buy (but only in the US)

If Barnes & Noble Wants To Take Its Nook Tablet Abroad, It Has A Lot Of Work To Do

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An enlightening and frustrating evening in equal measure this evening in London, where Barnes & Noble sponsored a Nook developer event and panel discussion on the state of the tablet market. The bookseller is definitely planning to launch its tablet outside of the U.S. — the company has confirmed as...
If Barnes & Noble Wants To Take Its Nook Tablet Abroad, It Has A Lot Of Work To Do

Anonymous leaks personal data of more than 4,000 U.S. bank executives

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Anonymous leaks personal data of more than 4,000 U.S. bank executives

U.S. Bank Rolls Out An NFC-Based Mobile Payments Service Called "Go Mobile"

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NFC-based mobile payments are getting another boost here in the States: U.S. Bank, one of America’s largest, has announced that it will begin to trial a new mobile payments service called “U.S. Bank Go Mobile,” which allows iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S users to pay for purchases at point-of-sale by...
U.S. Bank Rolls Out An NFC-Based Mobile Payments Service Called "Go Mobile"

Barnes & Noble Incorporates In Germany, Closest Sign Yet Of European Nook Launch

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Just as Amazon is launching a new Kindle (but not the Fire tablet, yet) in Europe, one of its big competitors is taking one more step in its bid to enter the European market: Barnes & Noble has incorporated a new company, Barnes & Noble Digital Media GmbH, in Germany....
Barnes & Noble Incorporates In Germany, Closest Sign Yet Of European Nook Launch
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