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US indicts 27 in Apple product credit-card fraud ring

New York prosecutors indicted 27 people on Wednesday as part of a crime ring that bought Apple iPods, iPads and other products with stolen credit card information for resale in the criminal underground.

Next generation banking malware emerges after Zeus

The rumored combination of two pieces of advanced online banking malware appears to be fully underway after several months of speculation.

Waledac botnet poised for a rebound with stolen credentials

The Waledac botnet, crippled by legal action from Microsoft and covert infiltration by security researchers just a year ago, appears poised for a big comeback.

US peer-to-peer traffic lower than world average

The U.S. has one of the lowest relative rates of use of P-to-P (peer-to-peer) networks compared to the rest of the world, according to a new study.

Arbor: Mobile networks trail fixed line in security

Mobile network operators are trailing their fixed-line counterparts by several years in regards to security, with many experiencing outages and other problems due to the use of outdated security technology, according to a new report released Tuesday by Arbor Networks.

Mobile phone service restored in Egypt -- for now

Vodafone and France Telecom say mobile phone service was restored in Egypt on Saturday as demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak's government continued across the country on Monday.

After attack, SourceForge speeds move to new security model

The open-source software development site SourceForge is speeding up its move to a new a security model following a targeted attack that may have compromised the passwords of its large user base.

UK police arrest five Anonymous WikiLeaks defenders

UK police arrested three teenagers and two other people on Thursday for allegedly taking part in a series of denial-of-service attacks against major websites earlier this year as part of the loosely affiliated group "Anonymous."

Hackers turn back the clock with Telnet attacks

A new report from Akamai Technologies shows that hackers appear to be increasingly using the Telnet remote access protocol to attack corporate servers over mobile networks.

Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page apparently hacked

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appears to be the second high-profile victim of a hacking attack on his own Facebook page, following a similar account takeover early this week targeting French president Nicolas Sarkozy.

Facebook settles with Germany over Friend Finder issue

Germany is stopping short of legal action against Facebook after reaching a 14-point agreement on Monday over how the site handles data from non-Facebook users.

Carberp banking malware upgrades itself

A piece of banking malware that researchers have been keeping an eye on is adding more sophisticated capabilities to stay hidden on victims' PCs, according to the vendor Seculert.

Soundminer Android malware listens, then steals, phone data

Researchers have developed a low-profile Trojan horse program for Google's Android mobile OS that steals data in a way that is unlikely to be detected by either a user or antivirus software.

UK cyber challenge aims to fill IT talent shortage

Paul Laverack of London is an actor, but he's considering a possible career change -- to computer security.

Sony asks for restraining order over PS3 hack

Sony Computer Entertainment has launched legal action against five hackers who recently released a set of tools that allows illegally copied games to run on the PlayStation 3 game console.