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Report: UK police push for required mobile phone PWs

The Metropolitan Police have reportedly lobbied for two years to enact the standard.

Alleged Silk Road creator faces new charges

The man accused of creating Silk Road - a black market existing on the Deep Web and accessible through the Tor network - is facing new charges from federal prosecutors.

Carbon Grabber crimeware kit being distributed in spam campaign

A spam campaign involving the Carbon Grabber crimeware kit is ongoing against the automotive industry in Europe, according to Symantec.

Errors in ZeroLocker means paying ransom may not decrypt files

A piece of ransomware known as ZeroLocker contains various errors that may prevent files from being decrypted even if the ransom is paid.

Rogue AV scammers find success with new tactics

Although the number of rogue anti-virus malware campaigns have decreased overall, the threat isn't totally gone, according to researchers at Microsoft.

Medical transcription provider settles data security charges

GMR Transcription Services in California agreed to settle FTC charges related to its security practices.

Phishing campaign targeting users of Bitcoin wallet Blockchain.info

More than 12,000 messages have been sent to more than 400 companies as part of a phishing campaign targeting users of Bitcoin wallet Blockchain.info.

AOL announces that it does not follow 'Do Not Track' requests

Eight months after the enactment of a new California privacy law, AOL clarified that it does not respond to web browsers' "Do Not Track" requests.

Experts discover history of malware infections on network of Community Health Systems

Following a major breach at the hospital provider, security experts analyzed its network and discovered malware infections dating back to January.

With Black Hat and DefCon comes spike in Vegas-based attacks

A recent study found that the number of attacks during the two conferences increased to about 130 times the usual amount.

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