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  • News: Update: Feds bust international gangs distributing scareware products

    U.S. federal law enforcement authorities working in cooperation with their counterparts in more than 10 countries have disrupted the operations of two gangs responsible for distributing malicious scareware programs to more than 1 million people.

  • News: Hack Attacks Escalating? Here's a Reality Check

    Hack attacks from online thugs such as Anonymous and LulzSec appear to signal a hacker Armageddon. Not only has Sony been relentlessly targeted by hackers this year so has the Central Intelligence Agency, Sega, PBS.com, the U.K. government, and dozens of other high-profile company and government agency Web sites.

  • How-Tos: Password management systems: How to compare and use them

    With username and password prompts coming at users with every personal and professional login, every once in a while they're bound to forget which combinations go with which access requests.

  • News: Spot and Avoid Facebook Scams

    "There's a sucker born every minute." That quotation, widely attributed to P.T. Barnum, originally referred to deceptive carnival sideshow attractions, but it's just as relevant to online scams--in particular, Facebook scams--today.

  • News: Find a Lost iPhone: Putting Tracking Apps to the Test

    We can't stupid-proof ourselves to prevent losing the car keys or the TV clicker, but when it comes to our iPhone, a glimmer of hope exists. Apps that claim to track your iPhone, sound a remote alarm, or lock up your data from afar could save your bacon when your precious phone goes missing. But do they really work? If they do, how well? And how much will it cost to track down your missing iPhone--when it could simply be buried between two sofa cushions?

  • News: Ponemon study: Cyber attacks more frequent, severe

    Cyber attacks are becoming more frequent and severe, and the vast majority of businesses have suffered at least one data breach in the past year, a Ponemon Institute survey says.

  • News: LulzSec: Brits nabbed someone 'mildly associated with us'

    The hacker group LulzSec says the British teen arrested in connection with its attack on a police agency's Web site was not an active member of the group.

  • Feature: Five of the best spam fighting tools

    A recent report from McAfee revealed that spam in the first quarter of 2011 dropped to half of what they were a year ago. However that's still 1.5 trillion spam messages being sent per day, which is three times the number of legitimate email messages that are sent.

  • News: Tesco Bank in chaos as customer login choked offline for third day

    Some Tesco Bank customers have been unable to see their accounts for a third day, prompting scores of angry comments online.

  • News: LulzSec continues attacks against governments

    Hacking group LulzSec is continuing its campaign to target the world's governments, by claiming to have attacked the Brazillian government's website.

  • News: Dropbox left document storage accounts open for four hours

    Due to an editing error, the first and eighth paragraphs of the story "Dropbox left document storage accounts open for four hours," posted Tuesday, incorrectly identified the day on which Dropbox accidentally turned off password authentication. The incident occurred on Sunday.

  • News: Despite arrest, Lulzsec sails on

    The hacking group known as LulzSec pledged to continue their online rampage Tuesday, a day after U.K. police arrested a man allegedly affiliated with the group.

  • News: LulzSec pours scorn on UK census hack story

    Tweeting hacker group Lulz Security has poured scorn on reports that it hacked the UK Office of National Statistics' massive 2011 census database.

  • News: BT and TalkTalk refused appeal of DEA judicial review result

    BT and TalkTalk's application to appeal against the result of a judicial review into the Digital Economy Act has been refused.

  • News: First LulzSec Hacking Suspect Arrested in Scotland?

    Due to a reporting error, the PC World story "First LulzSec Hacking Suspect Arrested in Scotland?", posted to the wire on Tuesday, misidentified the law enforcement agency that arrested an alleged member of the hacking group Lulz Security. A U.K. police force, not Scottish, made the arrest. The headline and story have been changed on the wire with all references to Scotland removed.

  • News: Teen Arrested for Sony Hack

    London police say 19-year-old has hacked a "number of international businesses," looking into connections with LulzSec.

  • News: LulzSec Denies Taking U.K. Census Data

    The hacker group LulzSec denies it has stolen a large amount of personal data of U.K. residents from that country's 2011 census. The denial comes after someone claiming to be from the hacker group posted a notice online that said the hackers obtained the entire database of the U.K.'s 2011 Census. If true, it would have meant LulzSec had the basic vital information of a large number of British citizens including names, addresses, dates of birth, levels of education, and marital and employment statuses.

  • News: UK police arrest teen from Lulz Security for DDOS attack

    U.K. police arrested a 19-year-old on Monday for allegedly attacking a police website earlier in the day, in what is the first arrest connected with the rogue hacking group Lulz Security.

  • News: Social networking self-regulation isn't working says EU

    A test conducted by the European Commission on 14 social networking sites found that only two of them make minors’ profiles private by default.

  • News: UK police arrest teen from Lulz Security for DDOS attack

    U.K. police arrested a 19-year-old on Monday for allegedly attacking a police website earlier in the day, in what is the first arrest connected with the rogue hacking group Lulz Security.



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