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FBI: Hacktivists targeting US law enforcement as anti-police sentiment grows

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As Baltimore exploded in violent anti-police riots on Monday, the FBI was warning police officers and public officials across the US to be aware of targeted cyberattacks from hacktivists.

White House hackers read emails from President Obama, Russia blamed

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In addition to acquiring the president's itinerary, hackers also managed to access some of his email correspondence when they penetrated a White House unclassified system in October, according to a news outlet.

Police-taunting Facebook selfie poster jailed

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Aaron Bee started posting the nyah-nyah images on Facebook after police put out an appeal asking for his whereabouts. Cue lots of pictures of Bee gesturing at police, their cars and a police station and a misspelled hashtag of #theystillcarntcatchme.

Student jailed for using keylogger to up his exam marks

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A university student who plugged keyloggers into his school's computers to snatch staff passwords, access the exam application and jack up five test scores has been jailed.

That's SHUTTING down your PC, not SHOOTING it down! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Ever felt like shooting your PC? This guy did it! (And more news in our weekly one-minute security video.)

Nigerian accused of hacking bank computer to steal $340 million

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If this had been a physical heist it would have been well up among the largest ever - a Nigerian man has been charged with hacking into a bank server and siphoning out more than N68 billion (over $340 million).

Cisco releases first transparency report, showing literally nothing to hide

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Networking supergiant Cisco has become the latest big firm to release a transparency report, detailing its approach to dealing with requests for information from governments and police forces.

Man guns down computer after getting fed up with Blue Screen of Death

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A Colorado man administered what we assume to be the highly unusual remedy of lead slugs in an alley behind his homeopathy store.

'Aaron's Law' back in Congress to bring "long overdue" fix of US hacking law

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The proposed overhaul of the infamous Computer Fraud and Abuse Act would focus penalties on malicious computer crime.

Discounts for online reviews? No, says FTC

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The FTC has stopped auto-shipping company AmeriFreight from giving $50 discounts for customers who wrote reviews.

Chinese mobile app used for hiring thugs to beat up people

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Dirty work, done dirt cheap - and via mobile app! Think $32-$80, depending on severity of beating required.

Police use lost phone to post selfies on woman's Facebook account

Police use lost phone to post selfies on woman's Facebook account

We charge this phone and Facebook account with flagrant lack of passcode and privacy protection!

Security researcher barred from United Airlines flight after hack tweet

Security researcher barred from United Airlines flight after hack tweet

The fallout from Chris Roberts' airplane hack tweet continued when United Airlines stopped him boarding his flight to San Francisco and the RSA Conference.

Woman sues Google after in-app purchases drain her bank account

Woman sues Google after Play Store drains her bank account

She's alleging that Google Play's inadequate security let crooks siphon thousands of dollars in charges from her account.

SSCC 194 - Patch early? Patch often? This time, "Patch NOW!" [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast.

From the very latest Update Tuesday to how we get rid of 10-year-old security holes, here's the security news you can use.

WikiLeaks publishes massive searchable archive of hacked Sony documents

WikiLeaks publishes massive searchable archive of hacked Sony documents

Julian Assange of the whistle-blowing site, WikiLeaks, says that Sony Pictures' data should be publicly available due to its links with "geo-political conflict".

Target's settlement with MasterCard costs retailer $19 million

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Target says it reached a $19 million settlement with MasterCard to cover some of the damages to financial institutions after its December 2013 data breach. How much more is this breach going to cost?

US lawmaker who's pushing anti-swatting bill gets swatted

US lawmaker who's pushing anti-swatting bill gets swatted

"Some sick, evil person thought it would be funny to send the police to my house on one of these false reports," he said.

EU accuses Google of abusing search dominance, opens Android investigation

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The European Commission has accused Google of abusing its status as the 800-lb. search gorilla and has launched a separate investigation into its Android mobile operating system.

Toxin-buying teen finds police waiting for him on the dark web

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A 16-year-old boy who attempted to buy a deadly toxin from the deep web to "commit suicide" was charged after finding police waiting for him on the deep web.