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Law enforcement in US, China, India, Romania collaborate to arrest hackers-for-hire

Law enforcement in US, China, India, Romania collaborate to arrest hackers-for-hire

Law enforcement in four countries have managed to work together to take down a number of hackers-for-hire, all accused of operating websites offering to break into email accounts for a fee.

Indian two-factor authentication fraudsters busted by Delhi cops

Two more alleged cybercrooks are cooling their heels in custody this weekend.

The modern-day bank robbers are said to have run a scam that allowed them to work around the two-factor authentication protection offered by the victims' banks.

Mickey Virus: Bollywood movie jumps on hacking bandwagon

Mickey Virus: Bollywood movie jumps on hacking bandwagon

Bollywood is planning to make what is reportedly its first venture into the world of cybercrime - with a new movie due to be released later in 2013 about hacking and computer malware.

Monday review: the hot 31 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 31 stories of the week

It's time for this week's Monday review: all our stories from the past seven days.

Enjoy!

India spews more spam than ever before, report finds

India spews more spam than ever before, report finds

You can thank India for one out of six spam messages in your inbox, up from one in 10 when SophosLabs last put out its list of the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying countries. The UK has upped its spam output as well, meaning it's rejoined the dirty dozen after an 18-month hiatus.

Indian computers the worst for flooding the internet with spam, report discovers

Indian computers the worst for flooding the internet with spam, report discovers

SophosLabs reports on the top twelve spam relaying countries for April - June 2012.

India becomes the king of the spammers, stealing America's crown

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SophosLabs reports on the top twelve spam relaying countries for January - March 2012.

SSCC 86 - online elections, "total internet disconnection", Facebook/privacy and PII for just 3c

SSCC 86 - on-line elections, "total internet disconnection", Facebook/privacy and PII for just 3c

In this week's episode, Paul Ducklin joins Chet to discuss online elections, "total internet disconnection", Facebook's new take on privacy, and PII at just 3c a hit.

As usual, Chet and Duck express strong opinions, with Duck even calling on those who are concerned about the erosion of online privacy "not to go quietly"...

Symantec source code breach saga continues

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The wrangle between Indian cybercrew The Lords of Dhamaraja and Symantec over a source code breach in 2006 continues.

Whatever happened, the fact remains: this was a cybercrime and the "hackers" are the crooks.

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus source code exposed by hackers

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus source code exposed by hackers

A hacking group has gained access to some of the source code for Symantec's anti-virus product, that they claim they stole from Indian government servers.

100 texts a day limit? India tries to combat mobile phone spam

India tries to combat SMS text spam

New spam regulations, introduced in India, limit the users of mobile phones to sending only 100 texts per day.

The reason? To stop the growing problem of SMS text spam.

Obscene photos of woman spammed out, ex-colleague arrested for hacking email account

Obscene photos of woman spammed out, ex-colleague arrested for hacking email account

A rather unpleasant story lands on my desk, courtesy of the Times of India, but it does at least underline the importance of taking care over the security of your email account. A 23-year-old man has been arrested by computer Read more…

Delhi Acting Chief Justice admits his email was hacked

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The Acting Chief Justice at Delhi's High Court is reported to have told a conference on cybercrime that he had his own email account broken into by hackers last year. But, says Justice Madan B Lokur, the fact that spammers Read more…

India bans Chinese telecom equipment over malware fears

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If you're buying Chinese-manufactured telecommunications equipment for your business, could it be spying on your conversations and stealing your confidential data? Would you trust Chinese mobile phone equipment?

Indian government computers hit by Chinese spyware attack?

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Sources inside India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) have confirmed to the media that "several" of its 600 computers have been infected by spyware. The spyware is said to affect computers inside the section of the Indian ministry which deals Read more…

Pakistani hackers hit Indian railway website

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The official website of Eastern Railway, part of the state-owned Indian railway network, was struck by an SQL Injection attack earlier this week by a hacking gang believed to be based in Pakistan. According to reports, the www.easternrailway.gov.in website was Read more…