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Fareit trojan observed spreading Necurs, Zbot and CryptoLocker

The Necurs and Zbot trojans, as well as CryptoLocker ransomware, has been observed by researchers as being spread through another trojan, known as Fareit.

Mozilla offers up $10K for bugs found in new certificate verification library

Mozilla will offer bug bounty hunters $10,000 if they dig up critical vulnerabilities in a new certificate verification library, which is on pace to be included in Firefox 31.

HMRC offers shaky explanation on plans to sell taxpayer data

The UK revenue agency is considering selling anonymized taxpayer data to third parties.

Cyber gang that stole $2 million from Barclays sentenced to 24 years

Nine men were sentenced this week, with the group's leader getting five-and-a-half years.

DDoS attack almost crashes children's hospital website

Officials haven't confirmed a DDoS scheme, but noted the attackers hit the hospital's website with large attacks designed to overwhelm it with traffic.

Feds warn health care sector of looming cyber attacks

The FBI believes that the lax security systems that the health care industry has in place make it a prime target for cyber attacks.

Report: Bank of England to helm pen-testing effort for UK's finance sector

The bank also oversaw last year's "Waking Shark II" simulated cyber attacks throughout London.

FBI arrests two members of Anonymous's Cambodia section

The men allegedly infiltrated 30 government websites in addition to private sector sites.

Apple's iOS 7.1.1 fixes Webkit bugs, encryption bypass issue

Released Tuesday, the update prevents exploit via "triple handshake" attacks, which could allow a bypass of encryption safeguards.

'Unauthorized' media contact a fireable offense for U.S. intel employees

The new media policy states that U.S. intelligence employees who have "unauthorized" contact with the media could lose their jobs.

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