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Cybercriminal gang plunders up to $1 billion from banks over two years

A still-active cybercriminal gang has stolen up to a $1 billion from banks in at least 25 countries over the last two years, infiltrating networks with malware and spying on employees' computers to facilitate large wire transfers, Kaspersky Lab said Sunday.

Many PayPal lookalike phishing websites taken offline

PayPal has worked to shut down a handful of phishing websites that sought to steal people's login credentials by appearing to be the company's real website, according to a security company.

Researcher releases 10 million usernames, passwords from data breaches

A researcher has released 10 million usernames and passwords collected from data breaches over the last decade, a step he worries could be a legally murky but one that will help security research.

To avert another Heartbleed, group narrows list of projects in need of support

A group dedicated to averting another Heartbleed-style vulnerability is narrowing down a list of critical open source projects that will receive its funding and support.

Box fixes flaw in Mac desktop Sync app

Online file storage and sharing service Box has patched the Mac version of its desktop app after a developer found it exposed potentially sensitive bits of data, including API keys, internal user IDs, URLs and passwords.

US health insurer Anthem discloses customer and employee data breach

Anthem, one of the largest U.S. health insurers, said Wednesday one of its IT systems was breached, resulting in the loss of customer and employee information including income data.

Adobe starts patching latest Flash flaw

Adobe Systems has started distributing an update for the latest Flash security flaw, which is already being exploited in malicious advertising attacks.

US top developer of risky mobile applications

A new report identifies the U.S. as the top developer of malicious and privacy-intruding applications, a finding that contrasts with conventional wisdom that often places the problem squarely in Asia.

Malicious advertisements on major sites compromised many computers

Attackers who have slipped malicious advertisements onto major websites over the last month have potentially compromised large numbers of computers.

Hackers tapped into Syrian opposition's battle plans

Syrian opposition leaders lost gigabytes of secret communications and battlefield plans to hackers who baited them into downloading malware during flirtatious Skype chats, according to a report released Sunday.

Atlassian resets HipChat passwords after 'suspicious' activity

Atlassian has reset the passwords for some users of its HipChat messaging application after personal data and email addresses were accessed, the company said Saturday.

How three small credit card transactions could reveal your identity

Just three small clues -- receipts for a pizza, a coffee and a pair of jeans -- are enough information to identify a person's credit card transactions from among those of a million people, according to a new study.

New Chrome extension spots unencrypted tracking

A new Chrome extension highlights tools embedded in websites that could pose privacy risks by sending data unencrypted over the Internet.

'Ghost' vulnerability poses high risk to Linux distributions

A fault in a widely used component of most Linux distributions could allow an attacker to take remote control of a system after merely sending a malicious email.

Your typing style could better protect your accounts

A new type of keyboard could make it irrelevant if your password is divulged, providing a much higher level of computer security.

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