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UK brothers sentenced for making fake credit, debit cards

Three brothers were sentenced to prison on Tuesday in a London court for creating counterfeit credit and debit cards, defrauding victims of more than £600,000 (US$978,000), according to the Metropolitan Police.

Investigation into cyberattacks stretches around the globe

British authorities have launched an investigation into the recent cyberattacks that crippled Web sites in the U.S. and South Korea, as the trail to find the perpetrators stretches around the world.

Survey finds one in six consumers act on spam

About one in six consumers have at some time acted on a spam message, affirming the economic incentive for spammers to keep churning out millions of obnoxious pitches per day, according to a new survey.

Microsoft confirms another zero-day vulnerability

Microsoft confirmed another zero-day vulnerability on Monday in a set of software components that ship in a wide variety of the company's products.

Survey says most companies won't deploy Windows 7

Nearly six in 10 companies have no current plans to deploy Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 7, due for release in October, according to a new survey.

Twitter suspends accounts of users with infected computers

Twitter is suspending the accounts of some users whose computers have fallen victim to a well-known piece of malicious software that has targeted other sites such as Facebook and MySpace.

Dangerous security flaw likely just a hoax

A claim of a software vulnerability in a program used to connect securely to servers across the Internet is likely a hoax, according to an analyst with the SANS Internet Storm Center.

PayPal to open platform to third-party developers

PayPal will soon open up its platform to third-party developers, allowing them to build applications with a range of money transfer options.

Joost unplugs Web TV service, concentrates on selling tech

Web video site Joost is restructuring, abandoning its hopes to be a successful ad-supported Web TV provider. Instead it will sell its video-serving technology to other media companies.

When your phone rings, the copyright police may come calling

A digital rights group is contesting a U.S. music industry association's assertion that royalties are due each time a mobile phone ringtone is played in public.

Vendor squabbles cause W3C to scrap codec requirement

The latest rewrite of the Web's mother tongue won't recommend the use of specific audio and video encoding formats that could make it cheaper and easier for people to distribute multimedia content.

New Trojan puts sneaky twist on click fraud

A new piece of malicious software has been discovered that cheats Google and potentially other search engines out of money.

New Trojan puts sneaky twist on click fraud

A new piece of malicious software has been discovered that cheats Google and potentially other search engines out of money.

Report: Microsoft to sell Razorfish ad agency

Microsoft is planning to sell Razorfish, its interactive ad agency, according to a report in Monday's Financial Times.

Chinese registrars need rap on knuckles, expert says

A computer security expert is calling for action against two Chinese companies that he and other analysts allege are facilitating spam and cybercrime on the Internet.