Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

Russian cyberspies targeted punk rock band Pussy Riot

A closely watched band of suspected Russian hackers have spied on domestic targets, including two members of the outspoken punk rock band Pussy Riot.

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Hackers release full data dump from Ashley Madison, extramarital dating site

AshleyMadison.com's owner said Tuesday it is examining a large batch of data posted online by hackers who breached the website last month.

Darkode vendor of Facebook malware pleads guilty to one charge

A New York man pleaded guilty Monday to one federal spam-related charge for selling access to a botnet of Facebook accounts on a now-shuttered cybercriminal forum.

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Gaming services, hosting companies hit with new type of DDoS attack

Gaming and hosting companies have been hit with a new kind of DDoS attack that could snowball without preventive steps, Level 3 Communications warned on Monday.

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Italian teen finds two zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple's OS X

The exploit he developed yields root access

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Google has another try at patching Stagefright flaw

Google has sent the patch to its partners and will fix its Nexus line of devices

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Updates are coming for a telematics unit that hacked a Corvette

Mobile Devices Ingenierie says an update will require that security rules are applied to deployed dongles

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How texting a Corvette could stop it in its tracks

Third-party devices with cellular connectivity -- and security problems -- can tap into the heart of a vehicle's brain

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Mobile banking apps in developing nations have weak security

Attackers could already be using software vulnerabilities to steal money

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Retailer Fred's found payment card malware on two servers

It doesn't appear card details were removed from its systems, Fred's said

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Asprox botnet, a long-running nuisance, disappears

Asprox's operators may be regrouping to evade detection, according to Palo Alto Networks

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MacKeeper customers can file a claim to get their money back

A proposed class-action suit settlement will put $2 million into a reimbursement fund.

New malware turns your computer into a cellular antenna

Critical data can be collected from a computer using a feature phone, the researchers say.

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Internet address overseer ICANN resets passwords after website breach

No financial information was affected, the organization said

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SDN switches aren't hard to compromise, researcher says

At Black Hat, a researcher will show how malware can be installed on an Onie-powered switch