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Hackers siphon off $31 million from British bank accounts

Crime agencies from across Europe partner with the FBI to investigate and shut down the spread of Dridex banking malware.

By 15 October 2015


Surviving data retention: What you need to know

Every Australian with a mobile phone or an Internet connection is now having their digital activity recorded. As the government's new data retention laws come into effect, we give you the run down on what it means and how you can maintain your privacy.

By 13 October 2015


Adios, Hola: Researchers say it's time to nix the 'poorly secured' service

Millions of people worldwide use Hola, but the virtual private network provider has come under fire for allegedly selling its users' bandwidth and opening them up to serious security risks.

By 1 June 2015


Fridge caught sending spam emails in botnet attack

In the first documented attack of its kind, the Internet of Things has been used as part of an attack that sent out over 750,000 spam emails.

By 20 January 2014


Microsoft targets Asia as global hub of cybercrime and malware

The software giant's cybercrime fighting unit has opened its third Asian satellite center in Singapore, to keep an eye on malware that will target Southeast Asia's emerging status as a financial hub.

By 18 February 2015


Symantec takes on one of largest botnets in history

The security firm is confronting the ZeroAccess botnet, which is likely to have more than 1.9 million slave computers at its disposal for click fraud and bitcoin mining.

By 2 October 2013


'Darkhotel' hack targets executives using hotel Internet

Using hotel Wi-Fi networks, the hackers are able to infect corporate executives' computers with malicious software, according to security research firm Kaspersky Lab.

By 11 November 2014


'Chameleon Botnet' takes $6-million-a-month in ad money

The botnet has targeted at least 202 Web sites that serve 14 billion ad impressions. The botnet apparently accounted for 9 billion of them.

By 21 March 2013


Symantec to slim Norton line to single security suite

Symantec's widely used and much maligned line of Norton security suites will get a major overhaul in September.

By 19 August 2014


Microsoft, feds disrupt massive Citadel botnet

The software giant teams with the FBI and financial services industry groups to slow down a cybercrime ring that is allegedly responsible for roughly $500 million in losses.

By 6 June 2013