The botnet is reportedly behind the compromise of more than 20,000 payment cards in recent months.
Two suspects were arrested in Germany this week after allegedly hacking computers and remotely controlling them to mine more than $954,000 in bitcoins.
File-sharing site Hotfile agreed to pay $80 million to the Motion Picture Association of America on Tuesday, thus settling a two-year lawsuit.
On the third day of his visit to China, British prime minister David Cameron stated that he looks to open "a proper dialogue" with the country concerning cyber security.
The system crash reportedly kept bank customers from withdrawing money from ATMs and from carrying out mobile and online transactions.
Saudi Arabia and Israel are seeking to disrupt Iran's nuclear program by using a computer worm more destructive than Stuxnet, according to Fars News Agency in Iran.
The worm, called "Darlloz," exploits a PHP vulnerability to spread amongst Linux users.
The Syrian Electronic Army stamped its avian emblem on the Twitter account belonging to the publication on Friday and also claimed to have tampered with the Person of the Year poll.
Microsoft plans to roll out new encryption and security measures in response to possible National Security Agency surveillance on the company.
The issue would allow users to discover Facebook IDs - depending on the targets Facebook privacy settings - and leverage that credential into connecting with the person.