A UK policeman arrested in connection with internet troll abuse against Nicola Brookes that's dragged on over two years has been disciplined with the most severe punishment possible from a "Misconduct Meeting" he attended on Tuesday: namely, a warning. Meanwhile, documents point to PC Rimell having "reconditioned" his PC—read "wiped his hard drive"—a few weeks before investigators showed up looking for evidence.
US President Barack Obama is stuck using a BlackBerry. He actually fought for the right to keep using it when he first got to office in 2009. Let's hope he still likes the gadget, because the powers that be obviously don't think Apple's security profile is president-worthy.
Microsoft, in conjunction with Europol and the FBI, have successfully taken down the click fraud servers used by ZeroAccess, disrupting one of the world's largest and most resilient botnets.
JP Morgan Chase is the latest financial institution to own up to a data breach.
The details are still scanty, but it looks as though it happened back in July, wasn't noticed until September and was only owned up to in December...
New Jersey has slapped a million-dollar fine on an on-line gaming company that sneakily used its own anti-cheating software to mine Bitcoins on its customers' computers.
The company is paying under protest, claiming a "deep misunderstanding of the nature of our business."
A US senator has asked leading car manufacturers to explain how they secure their vehicles against cyber attacks. Democrat Edward Markey asked 20 leading car makers to respond to a set of questions about vehicle security including how they test modern electrical systems and onboard wireless networks.
An international strike force has seized 706 counterfeit-peddling sites in the fourth annual Cyber Monday crackdown, dubbed Project Cyber Monday IV. Meanwhile, authorities are seizing goods such as cheesy sneakers and are targeting $175,000 held in PayPal accounts by the sites.
SophosLabs Principal Researcher Gabor Szappanos takes on a recent PlugX malware sample.
He finds a curious mixture of similarities and differences with earlier versions - and a brand new target group: users of the Japanese-language word processor Ichitaro...
According to a News Limited report, customers visiting clothing retailer Witchery's mobile website were able to get at the PII of other users via a feature called "track my order."
Customers could also view every order currently being processed, not just their own...
At this time of year, as we search for Cyber Monday bargains and prepare for Christmas, it is rather tempting to enjoy the comfort of shopping from our own homes and not have to battle the seasonal queues. But shopping on the web is not always a perfect experience as many consumers discover to their cost.
Turn bad news into good with "what you can do better" advice from Chet and Duck.
Learn from: an XP zero-day, a spate of Bitcoin "bank robberies," the outcome of a European user security survey, and yet another cryptographic blunder, this time from Drupal.
Dutch banks have agreed on a common framework of rules for their online banking customers, which they will require people to follow if they are to qualify for refunds of money stolen through phishing, carding or other forms of online fraud.
When is Computer Security Day? What can forward secrecy do for you? Can you believe there's an 0-day in XP?
Have some fun finding out the answers in this week's 60 Second Security!
The Debian Linux security team recently pushed out a wry security advisory for popular web CMS Drupal.
In amongst the laundry list of fixes was a common modern malady - non-cryptographic random numbers used cryptographically...
When it comes to electronic devices, bad things do happen. Components fail, power outages do occur, files can be accidentally deleted... oh and millions of dollars worth of Bitcoins can be chucked in the bin.