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Cybercrooks siphon $800,000 from US fuel distribution firm

Cybercrooks siphon $800,000 from US fuel distribution firm

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.

Reveton ransomware gang arrested by Spanish police

Reveton malware gang arrested by Spanish police

The Spanish police have arrested 11 individuals suspected of being members of the infamous Reveton ransomware gang.

How to report a computer crime: Trolling

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Bob Burls, a veteran computer crime investigator, explains how to report an internet troll to the authorities.

How to report a computer crime: Phishing attack

How to report a computer crime: Phishing attack

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?

How to report a computer crime: SQL injection website attack

How to report a computer crime: SQL injection attack

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?

Monday review: the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 20 stories of the week

It's weekly roundup time - here's everything we published in the last seven days.

How to report a computer crime: malware by email

How to report a computer crime: malware by email

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.

Credit card fraud - want to join the party?

Credit card fraud - want to join the party?

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...

Monday review: the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 20 stories of the week

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).

Over half of Brits have fallen victim to cybercrime, but most haven't changed their online behaviour

One in five Brits are too embarrassed to report cyber crime, or even tell anyone

56% of adults in the UK have suffered from cybercrime, according to a recent survey by getsafeonline.org. But that doesn't seem to have changed their online behaviour, with nearly three quarters of them not having changed the way they use the internet.

Anonymous didn't steal from the FBI after all - new conspiracy theories needed!

Anonymous didn't steal from the FBI after all - new conspiracy theories needed!

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...

Reveton/FBI ransomware - exposed, explained and eliminated [VIDEO]

Reveton ransomware - exposed, explained and eliminated

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...

Sophos Techknow - Patching: should you lead, follow, or get out of the way?

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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.

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.

Cybercrooks preying on small businesses

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Small businesses might think they are little enough to escape cybercrooks' attention, but they're increasingly wrong.

17-year-old Dutch hacker arrested for accessing KPN servers

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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.

MPs warn of rise of identity-stealing bank-robbing malware

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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."

Romanian NASA hacker gets suspended three-year sentence

Romanian NASA hacker gets suspended three-year sentence

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.

Hackers snatch $6.7m in South African cyber bank robbery

Hackers snatch $6.7m in South African cyber bank robbery

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?