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Europol takedown of Ramnit botnet frees 3.2 million PCs from cybercriminals' grasp

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In an international operation coordinated with multiple law enforcement and industry partners, Europol led a takedown of the infrastructure of the Ramnit botnet that infected 3.2 million Windows computers.

Say hello to net neutrality - FCC votes to "protect the open internet"

FCC votes in favor of net neutrality in the US

The FCC has voted in favor of net neutrality. Broadband is now a US public utility, free of blocking, throttling or paid prioritization, and also subject to greater government regulation.

Koppie Koppie sells photos of your kids to prove you shouldn't post them online

Image of mother and little baby taking selfie courtesy of Rasstock / Shutterstock.com.

Two "privacy advocates" running an online store that sells mugs printed with pictures of children are intentionally stirring up controversy by grabbing photos from Flickr. The duo behind Koppie Koppie say it's perfectly legal, but they hope you get mad about it anyway.

$3m reward offered for alleged Gameover Zeus kingpin

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The US State Department has offered a $3m reward for the arrest or conviction of alleged Gameover Zeus admin Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev.

LinkedIn settles class action suit over 2012 unsalted password leak

LinkedIn settles class action suit over 2012 unsalted password leak

LinkedIn is privately settling the 2012 unsalted password leak. Were you one of the 800,000 affected users? Here's what you need to know.

Alleged US Army hacker Lauri Love wants his computers back

Alleged US Army hacker wants his computers back

A man arrested on suspicion of hacking into the computer systems of the United States Army and other federal agencies is petitioning for the return of his encrypted computers and storage devices.

Facebook to be sued by Native American over real-name policy

Facebook to be sued by Native American over real-name policy

Dana Lone Hill, a member of the Lakota people and one of many Native Americans whom Facebook shut out over erroneous reports of fake names, will head the class action lawsuit.

Co-creator of Blackshades malware used to spy on Miss Teen USA pleads guilty

Blackshades malware co-creator pleads guilty, facing 10 years in jail

Alex Yücel has pleaded guilty to his involvement with the $40 program designed to secretly remotely control victims' computers.

Revenge-porn king Hunter Moore pleads guilty to identity theft, hacking

Revenge-porn king Hunter Moore pleads guilty to identity theft, hacking

Congratulations to the hundreds of victims and to Charlotte Laws: the extremely tenacious mother of one victim who wouldn't back down.

Yelp sues Revleap for claiming it sells good reviews, buries the bad ones

Yelp sues Revleap for claiming it sells good reviews, buries the bad ones

Revleap promises to sell improved ratings to businesses, but Yelp claims that it does nothing but lie and spam both Yelp's customers and Revleap clients' customers, dangling gift cards in exchange for writing positive reviews.

New rules on drones and aerial surveillance issued by FAA, White House

FAA, White House issue rules on drones and aerial surveillance

Proposed FAA rules would prohibit flying drones out of eyesight, at night, or over people, while the president has ordered federal agencies to be transparent about data collection and to respect privacy.

US wireless carriers now legally have to unlock our phones

US wireless carriers now *have* to unlock our phones

Are you a US mobile phone owner? Good news: you just regained your freedom to unlock your device and take it to another network.

Memex - DARPA's search engine for the Dark Web

Memex - DARPA's Dark Web search engine

Memex is like the Google of the deepest, darkest parts of the web, focusing (for the moment) on tackling human trafficking and slavery.

Are Miami cops really flooding Waze with fake police sightings?

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An NBC affiliate seems to think so, but others are dubious. Miami's finest would have to be lacking in tech smarts to think they could game the Google app.

NoFlyZone aims to keep the airspace over your home drone-free

NoFlyZone aims to keep the airspace over your home drone-free

NoFlyZone.org registers each address along with its GPS coordinates, which are then relayed to drone manufacturers to create a geofence around the home.

'Revenge porn' to be made illegal in England and Wales

'Revenge porn' is now illegal in England and Wales

England and Wales today amended the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill to make revenge porn an offence punishable by up to two years in prison.

Gamer swatted while live-streaming on Twitch.TV

Gamer swatted while live-streaming on Twitch.TV

A gamer has been targeted by anonymous trolls in the middle of a Twitch stream of RuneScape.

The end of the Silk Road for Dread Pirate Roberts - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's our weekly "60 Second Security" video.

Enjoy a fresh and entertaining take on the latest security news in just one minute...

Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht found guilty, may face life sentence

Silk Road suspect Ross Ulbricht hit with three new drug charges

Ross Ulbricht, the founder of notorious online underground marketplace Silk Road, has been convicted on seven criminal counts by a Manhattan federal jury and could face life in jail.

Cat and mouse game is over for Japanese death threat hacker

Cat. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

A Japanese programmer, who taunted police by leaving clues in a memory card that he tucked into the collar of a cat found wandering an island off Tokyo, has been sentenced to 8 years in jail.