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Secret Service agent pleads guilty to stealing Silk Road bitcoins

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If you can't trust law enforcement, who can you trust? Shaun Bridges, formerly part of the Baltimore Silk Road task force, has become the second agent to plead guilty to serious charges associated with his time investigating the shady online drug market.

National Crime Agency website DDoSed by Lizard Squad

NCA busts a bunch of blokes who allegedly used Lizard Squad's DDoS service.

Guess what happens next?

What Ashley Madison got right

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Every cloud has a silver lining. Even for Ashley Madison customers.

OK, it's a tiny silver lining, but the stolen passwords were hashed decently...

This email scam targeting businesses is a billion-dollar problem, FBI warns

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The FBI issued a warning last week about email scams that have cost businesses $1.2 billion in fraudulent wire transfers since 2013.

"Nigerian Prince" scams these are not...

Google Chrome will block Flash from tomorrow...well, sort of

Adobe's Flash will face a double setback on 1 September 2015, when both Amazon and Google shift into "HTML5 is way better for ads" mode.

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

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ICYMI - here are the top stories from the past week, all in one convenient place.

PayPal patches potential payment-stealing vulnerability

An XSS hole could apparently have allowed a crook to pop up a realistic PayPal "pay page" and steal the victim's card data.

Paul Ducklin takes a look...

National Crime Agency snares teens who used Lizard Squad DDoS tool

National Crime Agency snares teens who used Lizard Squad DDoS tool

The NCA says it wants to reform the teens caught up in its operation targeting users of LizardStresser, an online tool for attacking websites. Is a stern talking-to enough? Or should they face jail time?

Facebook set to clamp down on video piracy

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Videos on Facebook largely belong to other people but that's set to change as the company develops new tools and procedures to quickly identify and remove infringing content.

Dark Web market Agora suspends operations due to Tor vulnerability

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The temporary move is meant to forestall potential attacks that could expose server IP addresses.

Man arrested after posting Facebook videos of him tampering with traffic cameras

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It involves a long pole and a couple of balls. And yes, you can take that multiple ways.

How a crook could have taken over your Facebook pages

A Facebook bug hunter just found a hole through which crooks could take over your personal Facebook pages.

Facebook fixed it PDQ...

Autoplaying video of journalists' murders gives Facebook, Twitter users pause

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Social media users unwillingly witnessed video of the murders of two television journalists yesterday, due to a default feature on Facebook and Twitter that plays videos automatically. Here's how to turn "autoplay" off.

California pushes 350-foot no-fly drone law

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Operators would need express permission to legally fly UAVs above a property's ground level: a hurdle that could ground tech's big plans.

Curt Schilling suspended over tweet comparing Muslims to Nazi-era Germans

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The tweet compared the percentage of Germans who were Nazis with the number of Muslims who are extremists.

Now there's a species of crayfish named after Edward Snowden

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In a research paper published this week in the journal ZooKeys, German carcinologist Christian Lukhaup revealed the name of a new species of crayfish he discovered. He called it Cherax snowden.

Should companies be held responsible for a customer data breach? [POLL]

How much of the blame should you shoulder if you could have done more to protect your network and your customers?

Have your say in our poll...

Facebook spammer Sanford Wallace guilty of sending 27 million messages

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"Spam King" Sanford Wallace admitted sending 27 million emails through 500,000 compromised Facebook accounts. Now he faces three years behind bars.

Businessman who hacked 900 phones as "revenge" is jailed

He was a vengeful former business partner who deliberately hacked right into the middle of a demo to a prestigious customer...