Articles by Lee Munson
The arrest of Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, who is alleged to have grabbed 900 Social Insurance Numbers from the Canadian tax authorities over a period of six hours, marks the first time that authorities have apprehended someone in relation to the "heartbleed" bug in OpenSSL.
The FBI is building a massive facial recognition database that could contain as many as 52 million images by 2015, including 4.3 million non-criminal images, according to information obtained by the EFF via a freedom of information request.
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged nine individuals over their alleged involvement in a criminal organisation that stole millions of dollars from victims' bank accounts.
Cameron Harrison of Georgia, US, was part of a large credit card fraud gang associated with the Carder.su website, believed to be responsible for around $50 million in losses around the globe.
Users who haven't adjusted their privacy settings will see the experimental dino-message whenever they attempt to share a status update, link or photo that would otherwise be visible to everyone, hopefully eliminating accidental public postings.
According to newly published figures, Facebook paid out around $1.5m (about £900,000) in 2013 through its vulnerability research program, spread between 330 researchers.
Last Friday the Turkish government slapped a ban on Twitter, saying that it had failed to comply with court orders imposed after some of its citizens used the social networking site to share allegations of corruption amongst high-level officials. But that doesn't seem to have stopped Turkish tweeters.
Microsoft has admitted that it had read a former employee's email to confirm he had leaked confidential company information. While the search is considered legal, the company's actions have drawn attention from privacy violation critics.
The National Security Agency has the ability to record every single one of a foreign country's telephone calls and then play the conversations back up to a month after recording, according to a report by The Washington Post.
A Facebook user posing as Prince Harry has conned an Austrian floor fitter out of thousands of euros after 'offering' the tradesman a one million pound contract to renovate the parquet floors at Buckingham Palace.
Mark Zuckerberg has phoned the US president to vent his frustrations over alleged internet surveillance.
On its silver anniversary, world wide web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee has called for a 'Magna Carta' for the world wide web to protect its users across the globe.
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service charity suffered a data breach back in 2012. Now the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has ruled that the charity fell foul of data protection laws when it failed to realise that its own website was storing personal information.
Privacy advocates have asked regulators to investigate Facebook's recent acquisition of WhatsApp, and possibly even block it, due to concerns over how the social network will use the personal data of WhatsApp's 450 million users. They've asked that Facebook "insulate" WhatsApp user information from access by Facebook's data collection practices.
MasterCard and Syniverse are running a pilot scheme that aims to reduce credit card fraud by making sure that a customer's card and mobile phone are in the same location when the card is used.
Apparently, the hackers named their malware so it would appear to be part of the company's payment software, thereby ensuring that alerts would not stand out amongst the huge amount of data being reviewed by the company's security team. The good news is that the breach isn't as large at first thought.
A bounty of 10,000 euros (around $13,700) has been offered in return for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for a recent DDoS attack on MMORPG Wurm Online.