Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

Jeremy reports on security and regional news for the IDG News Service.

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Nigerian scammers buy exploit kits to defraud Asian businesses

Deeper reconnaissance of infiltrated accounts can lead to big thefts

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Online ad industry tries to stamp out click fraud

A new blacklist will try to spot bad ad traffic coming from data centers

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FTC sues identity protection service LifeLock again

The agency contends the company hasn't complied with a 2010 settlement


Spam email rate falls below 50 percent for first time in a decade

Large spamming botnets are harder to run these days


Bogus news app used to deliver Hacking Team spy tool

Trend Micro found the app, along with exploit code and instructions, in the leaked data

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Google fine-tunes its spam catching tools

Postmaster Tools aims to give admins greater insight into why messages may not get through.

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Hacking Team claims terrorists can now use its tools

The beleaguered security company said the situation is 'extremely dangerous'


Android malware masquerades as a Nintendo game emulator you have to pay for

Gunpoder contains several malicious functions and steals data.

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Judge dimisses second conviction of ex-Goldman Sachs coder

Sergey Aleynikov improperly copied code but did not violate the law he was charged with


Hacking Team spyware company allegedly breached, 400GB of data dumped online

Sources said the 400GB of stolen data includes a customer list and revenue received

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Bitcoin glitch expected to abate as software upgrades continue

The software clients at risk are those that use Simple Payment Verification, said


Plex hacker demands Bitcoin ransom for return of data

The hacker is threatening to release the data if a ransom is not paid in bitcoins.

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DEA agent pleads guilty to accepting Silk Road funds

Carl Mark Force IV could face up to 60 years in prison

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Leap second causes Internet hiccup overnight

More than 2,000 networks crashed, but most recovered quickly, according to Dyn

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VMware settles claim of overcharging US government

VMware and Carahsoft will pay $75.5 million, the Department of Justice said