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FBI again thwarts Tor to unmask visitors to a Dark Web child sex abuse site

FBI again thwarts Tor to unmask visitors to a Dark Web child sex abuse site

Did the FBI plant a drive-by installation of some kind of malware on hundreds of thousands of computers so it could track down paedophiles?

Burglary suspect accidentally takes his own iPhone selfie video

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He slipped in through an unlocked side door in the early morning. He grabbed an iPhone, then cast himself in a leading role in a video selfie.

If you make everybody use weaker locks, it's burglars who benefit! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Security can be fun...here's the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute video.

Enjoy!

Twitter stock pumped by bogus story about $31 billion buyout offer

Twitter stock pumped by bogus story about $31 billion buyout offer

Fraudsters who posted a fake news story didn't even bother to spellcheck the name of Twitter's former CEO, but it still spiked stock 8.5%.

SSCC 207 - Windows 2003 R2? The train stops here! [PODCAST]

Our weekly quarter-hour podcast where we turn the latest security news into advice you can use - and have fun at the same time.

Enjoy!

Why this doctor posted his medical history online for anyone to see

Why this doctor posted his medical history online for anyone to see

Would you want anyone and everyone to be able to see all your medical records? One doctor posted his entire medical history online, and he wants others to do the same.

Lauri Love rearrested, faces extradition to US on hacking charges

Lauri Love rearrested, faces extradition to US on hacking charges

The DOJ's demand for extradition in a previous UK-US hacking case was overruled; they may not wish to be so easily thwarted this time.

Notorious cybercrime forum Darkode taken down, dozens arrested

Darkode forum taken down, dozens arrested in FBI and Europol operation

Darkode, a notorious cybercrime marketplace for malware, zero-day exploits, and botnets, was permanently shut down by a massive law enforcement operation coordinated between agencies in the US, Europe and elsewhere.

ID thief who scooped data on 200 million Americans jailed for 13 years

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Hieu Minh Ngo, whose websites put personal information on over 200 million US citizens up for sale, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Google slip reveals why people exercise their "right to be forgotten"

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As data reveals only 5% of right to be forgotten requests come from high profile figures and criminals, can we say the ruling has been a success?

US government takes aim at 3D printed guns

US fight against publishing 3D printed gun blueprints faces lawsuit

Should the blueprints for guns really be considered "free speech?" Or is that a convenient bending of reality?

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger could be banned by UK's newly proposed bill

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger could by banned by UK's newly proposed bill

Newly proposed UK legislation will demand that messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Snapchat remove encryption from their apps altogether or see them banned.

Lad who attacked Spamhaus in DDoS attack avoids prison, given a second chance

The 16-year-old arrested in 2013 with £72,000 in the bank and the smoke from a DDoS attack against Spamhaus in the air, has been sentenced.

Madonna hacker who leaked songs sentenced to 14 months

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A 39-year-old Israeli man accused of hacking the pop star Madonna has been sentenced to 14 months in jail, after reaching a plea agreement with authorities.

How 153 robocalls cost one company $229,500

How 153 robocalls cost Time Warner Cable $229,500

Araceli King has been awarded $229,500 after Time Warner Cable kept on calling, even after she sued.

Do Americans have the same right as Europeans to be "forgotten" by Google?

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Europeans have the right to request the removal of links in search engine results, thanks to a May 2014 court ruling, but should Americans also have the "right to be forgotten"? Consumer Watchdog says "Yes, definitely".

Man charged for naming sexual assault victim on police Facebook page

Man charged for naming sexual assault victim on police's Facebook page

He named the victim in a comment he made on Facebook, contravening laws designed to protect the identity of sexual assault victims.

SSCC 206 - Who gave you permission to use my Wi-Fi? [PODCAST]

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No jail for Lizard Squad member guilty of 50,700 cybercrime charges

No jail for Lizard Squad member guilty of 50,700 counts of cybercrime

The Lizard Squad spokesman Julius "zeekill" Kivimaki has been given a suspended sentence and ordered to "fight against cybercrime".

Tax fraudster who hacked accounting firms pleads guilty in US court

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A Bulgarian hacker has pleaded guilty to involvement in a conspiracy to use data stolen from several accounting firms for tax fraud. Should the IRS do more to protect taxpayers?