Over $9 million was stolen from cash machines in 280 cities around the world in less than 12 hours, using a mixture of a gang of low-level operatives and high-tech hacking.
Back up, encrypt, and beware, since your data and your gadgets are sitting ducks when they're in the repair shop, a recent bad-Apple store story reminds us.
Chet and Duck take on the week's news once again in their inimitable and informative style.
You'll be glad to hear that there are several "good news" stories this week - data that didn't leak, malware that didn't infect, and cybercriminals who didn't get away with it!
In late 2011, we published our analysis of a bunch of USB keys we'd bought at a lost property auction.
We got a number of surprises - not least that the Privacy Commissioner decided he wanted a word with us. Find out what happened next...
A recently published Freedom of Information Act (FOI) request has revealed that in at least one case, the US police's hunt for online child pornographers has been hindered by Tor.
Interest in a free, encrypted web chat service called Cryptocat has spiked following the detainment and interrogation of its developer at the US border.
Stella Rimington, the former Director-General of MI5 has had her laptop stolen after landing at Heathrow airport.
Is the data on your laptop properly secured?
Ooops. If you're running a terrorist organisation, it might make sense to encrypt your files.
Clearly Osama Bin Laden didn't realise that - as some of the documents seized during the raid on his hideout in Pakistan have been made public for the first time.
Over 10 million credit cards may have been stolen by criminals who compromised a credit card processing company last month. Read on to find out what happened and what actions you may wish to take to protect yourself.
Are you encrypting the data you keep in the cloud? Or are you trusting the cloud storage providers to do a decent job at security?
Prosecutors are keen to discover what is on the encrypted laptop of Ramona Fricosu, a Colorado woman accused of committing financial fraud.
The case has raised interesting questions of whether you can be forced by law to hand over your password, or decrypt your computer.
A company claims it can bypass Apple's FileVault 2 disk encryption "in minutes," as well as volumes encrypted with TrueCrypt.
If you spend a lot of time paying attention to IT (in)security it can drive you to rant on occasion. This is one of those occasions, as too many companies are putting their future and their customers at risk thinking that "IT security isn't our busniess".
George Fried,an, CEO of Stratfor, came forth with a public statement explaining what happened in the attacks against his company last December. He admitted fault, took responsibility and accused Anonymous of censorship that doesn't come openly from governments, but rather from people hiding behind masks.
Ramona Fricosu, accused of committing financial fraud, is currently in a court battle fighting to keep her encrypted data private. The prosecution say that if the government fail to demand data decryption, it will harm public interests. This article looks at the arguments for both sides and asks whether this would be possible under UK law.
A professor at Utah Valley University analyzed the leaked password hashes stolen by Anonymous from security firm Stratfor and determined even their security minded customers choose weak passwords.