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Kim Dotcom offers $5M (£3M) for whistleblower help

Dotcom offers $5M (£3M) for whistleblower help

Megaupload's founder is offering mega-bucks to anybody who can help him prove his long-argued contention that Hollywood studios illegally set US authorities on him.

FitzRoy, Oleg Pliss, Spotify and TrueCrypt - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Did FitzRoy get hacked? Who is Oleg Pliss? What's up with Spotify? Where has TrueCrypt gone?

60 Second Security - 31 May 2014

New Zealand's 18-tonne supercomputer - was it hacked, or not?

There's a storm brewing in New Zealand, it seems, after news that a supercomputer at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research was "hacked."

Cyber criminals have no borders, so neither should we

Cyber criminals have no borders, so neither should we

Rob Forsyth takes a look at the efforts of the Australian and New Zealand governments in tackling cyber security awareness, and highlights the work needed by global providers of security products to create a united front, unhindered by national barriers.

New Zealand narrowly passes domestic spying legislation

New Zealand narrowly passes domestic spying legislation

New Zealand has passed new spying laws which allow its main intelligence agency to snoop on domestic citizens and residents.

Megaupload's Kim Dotcom gets back some of his seized property, and receives right to see evidence against him

Megaupload's Kim Dotcom gets back some of his seized property, and receives right to see evidence against him

Kim Dotcom has won back the right to see all the evidence against him - before, rather than after, his possible extradition to the US to answer charges of racketeering, money laundering, online piracy and copyright infringement.

Kim Dotcom's Megaupload saga takes another turn - FBI wins appeal in extradition case

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The Kim Dotcom saga took yet another turn today when the New Zealand Court of Appeal knocked back one of the big fella's earlier minivictories again US law enforcers.

Paul Ducklin takes you through the timeline of the story so far, and tries to guess what happens next...

First pirate prosecution in New Zealand under "three strikes" law

The New Zealand copyright tribunal has imposed its first penalty under the country's "three strikes" file sharing regulations.

Paul Ducklin explains what happened, and asks, "What do you think?"

Public-access kiosk SNAFU gives public access to intimate personal information

New Zealand public-access kiosk SNAFU gives public access to intimate personal information

Kiwi journalist Keith Ng wrote over the weekend about his experiences with kiosk computers at a New Zealand government department.

Ng's experience was both dramatic and worrying. He was able to access far, far too much.

Kim Dotcom now a "real life James Bond villain" in latest Megaupload dot bombshell

Kim Dotcom now a "real life James Bond villain" as Megaupload case attracts yet another dot bomshell

Things just got even more exciting/weird/incredible (delete as inapplicable) in the up-down-left-right saga of Kim Dotcom and Megaupload.

Kiwi Prime Minister, John Key, has just weighed into the battle over the way his own intelligence service garnered evidence in the case.

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.

SKA - no longer a troublesome mass-mailing computer virus

SKA - no longer a troublesome mass-mailing computer virus

In computer security history, the word Ska is most notably associated with a widespread mass-mailing virus also known as Happy99.

Happily, that association has recently been subsumed by an ambitious astronomical project - one which brings astonishing computer science challenges all of its own.

Anatomy of an Attack comes to Wellington, New Zealand

Anatomy of an Attack comes to Wellington, New Zealand

Will you be in Wellington, New Zealand, on 27 March 2012?

If so, join us for Anatomy of an Attack! Learn how cybercrooks think and operate and you will be much better placed to defend yourself.

Megaupload takedown makes headlines and waves as Mr Dotcom applies for bail

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The FBI's takedown of file sharing site Megaupload continues to make both headlines and waves.

Whether company founder Kim Dotcom turns out to be GUILTY or GOOD, he's certainly in a lot of trouble right now. So is anyone who entrusted any files of value to his online empire.

Samoa moves to the other side of the world - and misses a day!

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At midnight tonight, Samoa will switch from UTC-12 to UTC+12, jumping from one side of the world to the other.

So there will be no Friday 30 December 2011 in Samoa. How funky is that?

Ambulance service disrupted by computer virus infection

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Anyone who still thinks that virus-writing is "mostly harmless" and only really impacts the foolish who don't have backups, should consider what the possible consequences of taking down the systems of an ambulance emergency service might mean.

Nov 5: the end of Facebook? No! The start of Kiwicon...

November 5 - the end of Facebook? No! The start of Kiwicon...

This year, more than 600 cybersecurity experts from Asia Pacific and beyond will attend Kiwicon V for a weekend of conferencing, conversation and conviviality.

I'll be listening with great interest and reporting on topics which I think will interest you too.

NZ recording industry fires first "guilty until proved innocent" shots at alleged pirates

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New Zealand's parliament passed a controversial law earlier this year: the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011.

The local recording industry has just used it in anger for the first time - and you're guilty unless you can prove you're innocent.

Auckland earthquake email hoax debunked by New Zealand media

Auckland earthquake email hoax debunked by New Zealand media

Internet users in New Zealand have reportedly received emails, spreading a sick hoax that claims an earthquake is predicted to hit the city of Auckland on Sunday, April 17th.

Stay safe online with Sophos this Christmas

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From the comfort of summer, Sophos Southern Hemisphere says, "Stay safe online this Christmas!"

We've included some holiday-time tips for your friends and family, too - don't let your cyberguard down over the festive season.