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Texas man ordered to pay $40.4M for Bitcoin Ponzi scheme

Trendon T. Shavers pocketed more than $101 million after convincing Bitcoin owners to invest in his phony firm.

IBM opens cloud resiliency center in N.C.

The center will help enterprises avoid costly disruptions caused by cyber incidents and natural disaster.

Google to encrypt data by default on Android L devices

The mobile operating system, Android L, is expected to be released later this year.

EFF Tor Challenge yields more than 1600 relays

The privacy group said the response to the Challenge exceeded its projections threefold.

Home Depot ignored security employees' vulnerability warnings

The New York Times reported that the retailer's security team warned of possible system vulnerabilities but managers never followed through.

Reddit, 4chan shut down another round of celeb nude photos

Another wave of celebrity nude photos were released Saturday and sites like 4chan moved quickly to remove them.

Beazley: employee errors root of most data breaches, but malware incidents cost more

Insurance firm Beazley analyzed more than 1,500 data breaches it serviced between 2013 and 2014.

Canadian telecom co. Telus unveils first transparency report

The company received more than 100,000 government requests for customer data last year.

Info on 282K Wisconsin Home Depot cards for sale on black market

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation found customer payment card information from all 26 Wisconsin stores on sale.

Malvertising campaign targets Israeli news outlets

The recently discovered campaign is using The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post to expose users to the Zemot Trojan.

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