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Banks pulls out of class-action suit against Target, Trustwave

One of the two banks suing Target and security vendor Trustwave over responsibility for one the largest data breaches in history has pulled out of the lawsuit.

Hosting company describes security scare aimed at Bitcoin accounts

On Sunday morning, Nate Daiger, one of the owners of a small Los Angeles-based hosting company Chunk Host, received an odd email on his phone.

'Coinkrypt' malware mines cryptocurrencies on Android

A malicious software program for Android that mines lesser-known cryptocurrencies could cause phones to overheat, a mobile security company warned Wednesday.

Security vendor Trustwave named in US Target-related suit

Security vendor Trustwave was accused in a class-action suit of failing to detect the attack that led to Target's data breach, one of the largest on record.

ATM malware, controlled by a text message, spews cash

A group of enterprising cybercriminals have figured out how to get cash from a certain type of ATM -- by text message.

Speedy attack targets Web servers with outdated Linux kernels

Web servers running a long-outdated version of the Linux kernel were attacked with dramatic speed over two days last week, Cisco Systems said on Thursday.

Small bitcoin exchange, Vircurex, teeters after large withdrawals

A small bitcoin exchange in Beijing is in trouble again after trying to earn back funds lost in two hacking incidents last year.

Encrypted email service Virtru adds Office 365 compatibility

Virtru has added Microsoft's Office 365 and Outlook Desktop services to its list of compatible email platforms for its encryption product.

Linux worm diversifies to mine cryptocurrencies

A Linux worm that targets routers and set-top boxes is now looking for full-fledged computers to use its new feature, a cryptocurrency mining function, according to Symantec.

Megaupload loses bid to see more US evidence

U.S. prosecutors do not have to provide defendants in a high-profile criminal copyright case full copies of documents it references in its extradition request, New Zealand's Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Bitcoin's software gets security fixes, new features

The software driving Bitcoin's network was upgraded Wednesday, with security fixes addressing a problem that defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox blamed for losing nearly half a billion dollars worth of bitcoins.

Sally Beauty confirms payment card data breach

Sally Beauty Holdings confirmed Monday that it fell victim to a data breach, an incident that may have coincided with a project to update point-of-sale terminals at its U.S. stores, a recent regulatory filing shows.

Phishing campaign targets Google Docs, Drive users

Symantec has spotted a phishing campaign leveraging Google Drive that would be hard for users to discern as a scam.

Target says it investigated but dismissed early signs of breach

Target said Thursday it investigated but ultimately dismissed early signs of a data breach, a decision it likely regrets after suffering one of the largest payment-card and personal-data breaches on record.

Mt. Gox kept exchange open despite knowledge of large-scale theft, filing suggests

Mt. Gox may have collected a large sum in trading fees in the weeks before its closure, even though it was already aware that a vast number of bitcoins had gone missing, its U.S. bankruptcy filing suggests.

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