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 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.
The UK revenue agency is considering selling anonymized taxpayer data to third parties.
Nine men were sentenced this week, with the group's leader getting five-and-a-half years.
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.
The FBI believes that the lax security systems that the health care industry has in place make it a prime target for cyber attacks.
The bank also oversaw last year's "Waking Shark II" simulated cyber attacks throughout London.
The men allegedly infiltrated 30 government websites in addition to private sector sites.
Released Tuesday, the update prevents exploit via "triple handshake" attacks, which could allow a bypass of encryption safeguards.
The new media policy states that U.S. intelligence employees who have "unauthorized" contact with the media could lose their jobs.