In yet another "don't open that e-birthday card" saga, 33-year-old Carlos Enrique Perez-Melara, now on the FBI's 10 most wanted cybercriminals list, allegedly sold malware that planted a keylogger, as well as remotely controlling a victim's computer and webcam.
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A Canadian police officer who pleaded guilty to planting spyware on his wife's BlackBerry, suspecting that she was having an affair, gets a slap on the wrist after claiming that he didn't know that planting the cyber bug was a crime.
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Japanese boffins think they might have found an imaginative way to stop malware stealing your passwords as you enter them online.
But will it really work?
Security researchers at Mandiant have published a lengthy report, which appears to track a notorious hacking gang right to the door of a building belonging to the People's Liberation Army of China.
John McAfee claims he gave Belize officials cheap laptops that had been deliberately pre-infected with keylogging spyware, and ran a team of 23 women to seduce and spy on his intended targets.
The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will issue a report Monday that recommends that Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE should be barred from the American market because their products could be used to undermine domestic cyber security.
The US Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with a remote monitoring software firm and its customers over what the agency said was flagrant computer spying on customers of the rental stores.
Do you think that Windows help file is safe? Think again.
Malware authors can create boobytrapped .HLP files, designed to infect your computer.
After further analysis, more information has emerged about the Morcut Mac OS X malware which was discovered this week.
It's jail for a 21-year-old Californian man who tricked female victims into taking their spyware-infected laptops into the shower with them.
Thousands of secretly-taken still images and videos were found on Trevor Harwell's computer.
Scotland Yard has arrested a tabloid journalist as part of their investigation into computer hacking.
Iranian authorities claim to have discovered another targeted cyberattack against the country - the Flamer worm (also known as Flame).
A British man who spread a spyware Trojan horse posing as a patch for the popular video game "Call of Duty", has ended up with an 18 month jail sentence.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is suing a former editor of the disgraced News of the World newspaper in a case involving hacked emails.
For almost a decade, telecoms firm Nortel Networks was repeatedly breached by hackers, claims the Wall Street Journal.
A policeman in Germany decided to install spyware on his daughter's computer only to have a friend of hers hack his computer in retribution. The result? The compromise of the German federal surveillance system known as Patras.
Researcher Trevor Eckhart posted information showing that US mobile carriers were installing a rootkit on mobile phones that can record location, keystrokes and other sensitive data to mobile carriers. It can be included on Android, Nokia, Blackberry and other tablets causing privacy concerns among users.