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Android mobile malware has botnet-like traits

Android mobile malware has botnet-like traits

Charges filed in high-tech insider trading case

Federal prosecutors allege a California woman committted securities fraud by passing information to hedge funds

Will 2011 be the year of mobile malware?

Perhaps one of the most common predictions of the last six years has been that mobile malicious software will suddenly proliferate, driven by widespread adoption of smartphones with advanced OSes.

WikiLeaks founder wins fight to be released from UK jail

London's High Court ruled Thursday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be freed if he posts £240,000 (US$384,000) in bail, rejecting prosecutors' appeal that he be imprisoned pending a January extradition hearing, according to the BBC.

Mozilla expands bug rewards for other web apps

Mozilla has expanded the scope of its vulnerability reward program and will now pay out for problems found within applications used across its websites.

WikiLeaks' Assange granted bail but Sweden appeals

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was granted bail on Tuesday in a London court, but the police will keep his passport and he'll have to wear an electronic tag, according to the BBC.

Website attackers could be easily traced, researchers say

People using a tool to conduct distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks against other websites in support of WikiLeaks can easily be traced, according to computer security researchers.

Gawker Media hacked, warns users to change passwords

E-mail addresses and password details for 200,000 registered users of Gawker Media websites are now circulating on peer-to-peer networks after a weekend hack attack. The company warned users to change their passwords -- including on other sites, if they use the same passwords elsewhere.

WikiLeaks: DDOS attacks reflect 'public opinion'

WikiLeaks neither supports nor condemns the cyber attacks that have targeted its critics, it said Friday, just as it appears the attackers are mounting a fresh operation against Moneybookers.com.

Fake receipt program targets Amazon retailers

Amazon retailers are being targeted by fraudsters who have created a custom-built a program that generates fakes receipts for nonexistent orders, according to researchers from GFI Software.

Dutch arrest 16-year-old related to WikiLeaks attacks

Dutch authorities arrested a 16-year-old boy on Wednesday in relation to the cyberattacks against Visa, MasterCard and PayPal, which were aimed at punishing those companies for cutting off services to WikiLeaks.

Salesforce.com buys Ruby cloud-app platform Heroku

Salesforce.com said on Wednesday it will acquire Heroku, a company that specializes in hosting applications based on the Ruby programming language, for US$212 million.

WikiLeaks' Assange arrested in London, denied bail

WikiLeaks' chief spokesman Julian Assange was arrested on Tuesday by U.K. police after turning himself in to authorities and was denied bail later in the day after being deemed a flight risk.

WikiLeaks rebounds as new hosting provider seeks protection

WikiLeaks appears to be quickly taking steps to reduce its reliance on Internet infrastructure in the U.S. as it battles to keep secret diplomatic cables online while its new French hosting provider is seeking court protection.

Interpol issues wanted notice for Wikileaks' Assange

Interpol has issued a so-called "red notice" for Wikileaks' Julian Assange, notifying police around the world that he is wanted for questioning by Swedish prosecutors related to sexual assault accusations.

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