Thieves drained $800,000 from a fuel distribution company in the US state of North Carolina earlier this month - a loss that the company attributes to its bank's having recently upgraded security systems. Unfortunately, its insurance policy won't come close to covering its losses.
The Spanish police have arrested 11 individuals suspected of being members of the infamous Reveton ransomware gang.
Bob Burls, a veteran computer crime investigator, explains how to report an internet troll to the authorities.
What would you do if you unwittingly became a victim of a phishing attack? Do you know how you'd go about reporting the phishing to the authorities?
What would you do if your website was compromised by SQL injection? Do you know how you would go about reporting the crime to the authorities?
If you have ever unwittingly downloaded malware as a result of opening an attachment in an email, did you report it to the police? Here's why you should, and how you should go about doing it.
If you're planning to get into carding and identity theft, you'd better start learning the jargon.
Here's an introduction to carder-speak...
Here you go. All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).
A techie named David Schuetz has done something so obvious, so simple, and so tellingly useful, that I'm going to go all out and call it a stroke of genius.
He found the source of the "Anonymous FBI leak", and forced us all to find a whole new raft of conspiracy theories to go along with it...
Many of you have been asking us about the Reveton ransomware, which claims that the FBI has fined you, and locks you out of your PC until you pay up.
Learn what it looks like, and what to do if you or one of your friends and family encounter it...
Do you really need seven committee meetings and a 90-day waiting period before you update your computers with the latest patches?
Duck and Chet take on the challenges of security patches in this episode of the Techknow podcast.
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.
Small businesses might think they are little enough to escape cybercrooks' attention, but they're increasingly wrong.
The Dutch High Tech Crime Team has arrested a 17-year-old man for accessing customer account data on servers run by KPN, one of the largest ISPs in The Netherlands.
Identity-stealing bank-robbing malware is a growing threat to Britain.
That's the conclusion of the UK Parliament's Science and Technology Select Committee who have published a report calling on the Government to launch a "prolonged awareness raising campaign to increase public understanding of personal online security."
A Romanian who admitted to hacking into NASA servers has received a three-year suspended prison sentence. Being tried in the US wouldn't have guaranteed jail time, so here's hoping the Obama administration wins in its pursuit of a mandatory three-year prison term for hacking critical infrastructure.
A mere three years after a South African bank spent $1.8 million on a new fraud-detection system, hackers managed to swindle $6.7 million out from under that system's nose. Although customer funds are thought to be safe, would you actually trust your money to an institution vulnerable to getting hacked so brutally?