Jeremy KirkAustralia correspondent, IDG News Service

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Google's Malaysia site latest to be felled in DNS attacks

Google is the latest victim of an ongoing spate of attacks on DNS records, as the company's website in Malaysia was briefly tampered with on Friday.

Adobe's source code was parked on hackers' unprotected server

A security expert discovered the massive breach of Adobe's network after the source code of numerous products, including the Web application development platform ColdFusion, sat parked on a hacker's unprotected Web server open to the Internet.

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Google to pay rewards for open-source code security fixes

Google's plan to reward developers for coming up with proactive security improvements for open-source software program aims to improve tools widely used across the Internet.

Syria's largest city comes back online

Aleppo is back on the Internet through a connection to Turkey, according to Internet monitoring company Renesys

WhatsApp, AVG, Avira, Alexa websites hacked in apparent DNS hijack

Network Solutions is investigating an attack by a pro-Palestinian hacking group that redirected websites belonging to several companies.

Three indicted in alleged source code theft from trading house

Two former traders and a third man have been indicted in New York State Supreme Court for allegedly stealing source code and trading strategy files from a brokerage company with headquarters in the Netherlands.

Yahoo security bounty program ditches T-shirts for cash

Yahoo will stop giving T-shirts as a reward for finding security vulnerabilities after a public shaming it's calling "t-shirt gate."

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Popular Bitcoin forum goes dark after hack attack

A popular Bitcoin forum, Bitcointalk.org, remained offline Wednesday night as it investigated a cyberattack.

Universities, IBM join forces to build a brain-like computer

IBM and four universities are planning a research project into cognitive computing, which seeks to build computers that operate in a manner closer to the human mind.

Security company dives deep into the 'Dark Web' for stolen data

Alex Holden, founder of security company Hold Security, is in the business of bringing companies bad news.

Fake AdBlock Plus app removed from Google's Play store

Google has removed an application from its Play store that purported to be AdBlock Plus, a well-known application that blocks online ads.

IBM fined $44,000 for discriminatory job listings

IBM will pay a US$44,000 fine to settle a case alleging it violated anti-discrimination law by placing online job listings seeking software developers with specific visas, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

Gmail scanning may violate federal wiretapping laws, judge finds

A U.S. federal judge allowed a class-action suit against Google to proceed, saying the company's terms of service are unclear when describing how it scans Gmail content in order to deliver advertisements.

'Viceroi' algorithm improves detection of click fraud

A group of researchers have devised an algorithm they say could help advertising networks better detect fraudulent clicks.

'Icefog' spying operation targeted Japan, South Korea

A hacking group that targeted Japan's parliament in 2011 is believed to have conducted nimble data thefts against organizations mainly in South Korea and Japan, including defense contractors, over the past two years.