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Dogecoin theft prompts temporary Doge Vault shutdown

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Much hack. Very compromise.

Stolen phone snaps selfie of mystery man who entered wrong PIN

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Could be the thief, could be an innocent guy who just happened to pick up a stray mobile phone - hard to say! That's why police in Essex, UK, are keen to have a chat with him.

Woman claims to have been attacked for wearing Google Glass

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The scorn for glassholes has apparently now gone too far, having evolved into what might be the first violent action taken against a Glass wearer.

Adobe breach THIRTEEN times worse than thought, 38 million users affected

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Adobe originally estimated that the breach affected around 2.9 million users. As it turns out the number is actually 38 million, with the information taken including Adobe IDs, encrypted passwords, customer names, encrypted debit and credit card numbers, expiry dates and customer order details.

Saga of a stolen iPhone, as told by a trail of automatically uploaded selfies

Saga of a stolen iPhone, as told by a trail of automatically uploaded selfies

A thief who stole a woman's iPhone forgot to turn off the auto-upload image feature. So the victim turned his adventures into a blog called 'life of a stranger who stole my phone'.

Phishers waste woman's £1m life savings on cheeseburgers, champagne and gold

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Crooks who swindled a woman out of her £1 million ($1.5 million) life savings, and blew their ill-gotten gains on cheeseburgers, gold and computers, are now facing jail time.

But did she STEAL the iPhone? App takes photo of woman trying to unlock it

Stolen iPhone snaps photo of woman who tries to unlock it

A woman who tried to unlock a stolen iPhone unwittingly took her own photo. An application on the phone then automatically sent the photo to the owner, who called the police.

It's a good reminder that there are tools out there, either free or darn close to it, that can track your stolen or lost smartphone.

Mobile phone theft on the rise - here's how to protect your data for free

Mobile phone theft on the rise - here's how to protect your data for free

Research released today has revealed that the theft of mobile phones is on the rise.

This isn't just about losing an expensive phone - there's also the threat of losing your data and money.

Learn how to better protect your phone.

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.

League of Legends online game joins the League of the Hacked

League of Legends online game joins the League of the Hacked

Online real-time strategy game League of Legends, from Riot Games, is the latest large web property to own up to a data breach.

There's a silver lining, namely that the company's notification is frank and helpful, stating clearly what was stolen, and what wasn't.

Hacker jailed for stealing millions of banking and PayPal identities

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UK-based Edward Pearson from York has been jailed for more than two years for stealing millions of personal identities. Read how he got caught before cashing in on his stolen goods.

Bank of America and $100,000 debit card "incident"

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Imagine handing over your debit card to pay for some purchases, only to find that your card has been declined. Embarassed, you dash over to your local branch, and it is swarming with people who have had the same thing happen to them. Nightmare. And this is exactly what happened to Christy Clark, Bank of America customer in Detroit.

Cryptographic egg-on-Facebook, and on Google Calendar, too

Cryptographic egg-on-Facebook - and on Google Calendar, too

There's cryptographic egg on the faces of both Google and Facebook after the recent publication of some interesting results from a security class run by Dan Wallach, a university professor in Texas.

Russians cooperate with FBI, arrest 3

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The Financial Times reported this morning that the Russian FSB (the reincarnation of the KGB) detained three suspects in last year's RBS Worldpay payroll debit card scam. There were four major players, one of whom discovered the flaw in RBS's Read more…

Hotmail password phishing update: "All your credentials are belong to us"

Hotmail password phishing update: "All your credentials are belong to us"

Today brought forth a new wave of details and even more questions related to the disclosure of Hotmail, MSN, and Live! credentials revealed yesterday by Neowin.com. This morning BBC reported on another 20,000 credentials posted on pastebin.com. They also disclosed Read more…