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Apple patch out, Fake support bust, Liquor store leak - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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How long did Apple leave holes in Safari? What punishment can a convicted support call scammer expect? And what happens when a liquor store springs a leak?

Find out in 60 Second Security. the security news video that only takes a minute...

UK cybercriminal convicted over 9000 skimmed ATM cards

UK cybercriminal convicted over 9000 skimmed ATM cards

Avon and Somerset Police just secured a conviction against a UK-based cybercriminal busted with data from 9000 skimmed ATM cards.

If you've ever wondered whether skimming makes much money for the crooks, that detail alone should settle the matter...

New South Wales Police wrap up bomb-hoax case with "cyberinvestigative willingness"

New South Wales Police wrap up bomb-hoax case with "cyberinvestigative willingness"

Last year we wrote about a bomb-hoax crime, and a criminal, that perplexed Sydneysiders, and attracted world coverage.

The suspect is off to prison for at least 10 years, thanks to the cyberinvestigative willingness of the NSW Police.

Cybercrime trio sentenced for $3m hacking spree via WiFi and malware

Cybercrime trio sentenced for $3m hacking spree via WiFi and malware

A Seattle hacking triumvirate has received a collective quarter-century behind bars.

With a combination of wardriving and malware implantation, they made off with $3m plundered from company accounts - including straight from the payroll.

Baltic SpyEye malware trio sent to prison

Baltic SpyEye malware trio sent to prison

Despite the cross-border challenges of prosecuting cybercrime, the cops sometimes do get their man - or men.

We think it's worth reminding you when this happens.

'Evil' network hacker sent to prison for two-and-a-half years

'Evil' network hacker sent to prison for two-and-a-half years

An Australian hacker from the New South Wales country town of Orange has been sent to prison for two-and-a-half years.

David Cecil, who went under the handle 'Evil', was arrested a year ago following a six-month investigation.

Microsoft has $250,000 for you - some strings attached

Microsoft has $250,000 for you - some strings attached

Recently published on Microsoft's Technet Blogs site, you will find an unassumingly erudite, if lawyerly, posting.

You probably want to read it.

Dirty Harry asks - do you want to be a money mule?

Dirty Harry asks - do you want to be a money mule?

Most of us know why replying to "money mule" emails is bad. But this can be tricky to explain to colleagues, friends and family.

It needs tough love, and that's best left to outsiders. So let us tell it like it is, then you don't have to!