Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Russian cybercrime group compromised half a million computers

Proofpoint said the group targeted large US and European banks, compromising 800,000 online accounts

Shellshock probing led Yahoo attackers to a different bug

The bug has now been fixed and user data was not at risk, the company said

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AT&T fired employee who improperly accessed customer accounts

The compromised data included Social Security and driver's license numbers, AT&T said

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JPMorgan Chase breach affected 83 million customers

The breach also compromised internal data

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How hackers built, then sold, a pre-release XBox One to the FBI

Group member Dylan Wheeler said the FBI ended up buying a mockup of the XBox One for $5,000, after gathering enough confidential information to build it themselves.

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Shellshock attacks target QNAP's NAS boxes, FireEye says

A backdoor gives hackers full control over the NAS device, according to the security vendor

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Malware program targets Hong Kong protesters using Apple devices

The program is related to an Android one that seeks to spy on activists, Lacoon Mobile Security said

Google triples bug bounty reward range to $15,000 (and sometimes more)

The company says it will even break that ceiling for outstanding reports.

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Shellshock flaw could pose risks to payments industry

No problems have been reported yet, but those in the industry should patch if possible

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EPIC seeks enforcement action over Arizona data breaches

The Maricopa County Community College District lost more than 2.5 million records in two data breaches

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Apple releases patches for OS X's 'Shellshock' Bash shell vulnerability

The vulnerability posed little risk to most users.

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Two scenarios that can make OS X vulnerable to the Shellshock Bash bug

Intego has seen some proof-of-concept exploits for OS X using Bash

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Malicious ads distributed 'on a large scale' by Zedo, Google's DoubleClick ad networks

The advertisements redirect victims to the Nuclear exploit kit, which tries to install the Zemot malware.

Google to turn on encryption by default in next Android version

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Law enforcement would have to approach a device's owner since the encryption keys are stored on the device

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CloudFlare can provide its caching service without your SSL keys

The company said it has made an encryption breakthrough that will put financial institutions at ease