Jeremy KirkAustralia correspondent, IDG News Service

bitcoin

Did Satoshi Nakamoto transfer 1,000 bitcoins to the Silk Road?

Mystery surrounds a sizable transfer in March between an early bitcoin account and the underground marketplace.

DoNotTrackMe

DoNotTrackMe browser extension creates 'disposable' data for privacy

A Boston-based company, Abine, is beefing its anti-tracking browser extension to let users shield their real credit card details, email addresses and phone numbers during web transactions.

Legal ruling

Silk Road defendant deemed flight risk, denied bail

Ross William Ulbricht will remain behind bars as he awaits trial for allegedly running the underground online drugs marketplace.

Worm targeting Apache Tomcat servers, possibly for DDoS

A worm-like type of malicious software has been found targeting Apache Tomcat, an open-source Web server application, according to Symantec.

Mining companies caught flat-footed by cyberattacks

Mining companies increasingly are being targeted by hackers trying to steal information and disrupt operations, as the metals industry expands its dependence on Internet-connected systems to reduce costs.

Online gaming company settles complaint over secret bitcoin mining

Online gaming company settled civil complaint that it secretly installed bitcoin-mining code on subscribers' computers, netting more than $3,700 worth of virtual currency.

Mail.ru

Russia's Mail.ru jumps into crowded US messaging, games market

Russia's Mail.ru Group made its first foray in the U.S market on Tuesday, launching three mobile applications.

Six more arrested in breathtaking $45 million ATM theft

The defendants are alleged to be part of a New York cell that used bogus payment cards to withdraw millions of dollars from more than 100 ATMs in a matter of hours, according to federal prosecutors in New York.

Derivatives trading company struck by hackers

A Chicago-based company that runs derivatives exchanges said Friday it was the victim of a July cyberattack that compromised customer information.

Malware virus

Banking malware infections rise to highest level since 2002

Malicious software aimed at stealing online banking credentials surged in the third quarter of this year to a level not seen since 2002, according to a new report from Trend Micro.

bitcoin

'Selfish miner' attack could devastate Bitcoin

Bitcoin is vulnerable to an attack that could have devastating effects on the virtual currency, but it can be fixed with a software update, according to researchers from Cornell University.

Liberty Reserve

Virtual currency Liberty Reserve co-founder pleads guilty to money laundering

The co-founder of Liberty Reserve, a now defunct virtual currency that was widely favored by the criminal underground, pleaded guilty on Thursday to money laundering and other charges.

Silent Circle, Lavabit unite for 'Dark Mail' encrypted email project

Dark Mail will provide end-to-end encryption, including email metadata.

Google shuttles DNS queries from Brazil back to US

Google said the shift is not connected to proposed legislation in Brazil that would mandate user data be held locally.

Mozilla patches several critical Firefox security holes

Mozilla released 10 patches for three versions of its Firefox browser on Tuesday, five of which are considered critical and could be used to remotely install malicious code.