Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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Fake BBC site disappears after bogus story on Charlie Hebdo

The site briefly drew a large amount of traffic with a bogus news story about the Charlie Hebdo tragedy

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United, American airlines account fraud highlights hacker focus on travel industry

Travel agencies and websites offer a rich sampling of personal data plus easy ways to cash out

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Stolen credentials used to access United Airlines' MileagePlus accounts

The login credentials came from an unidentified third party

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Using spellcheck? Electromagnetic fields could reveal your writing to snoops

Georgia Tech is studying better software and hardware designs to prevent electronic snooping

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CryptoWall ransomware variant has new defenses

Cisco found that the latest version of the malware terminates itself if it runs in a virtual machine

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Microsoft reports variant of banking malware that targets German speakers

Microsoft says the malware is contained in spam messages that purport to contain important information

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AOL halts malicious ads served by its advertising platform

The malicious ads had been served since late October, according to security company Cyphort

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Morgan Stanley fires employee who leaked sensitive client data

Clients have not suffered losses, the bank said

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Firmware flaws could allow a malicious reflash, US CERT warns

U.S. CERT warned of three issues that could affect critical firmware

Holding masses of data, cybercriminals face new hurdles to cashing out

Hackers look for new ways to get higher margins on stolen data

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'SpoofedMe' attacks exploited LinkedIn, Amazon social login flaws

IBM found several problems in how login credentials can be used for other websites

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North Korea unlikely to be behind Sony Pictures attacks

The tactics and publicity around the stolen documents are more in line with hacktivists, experts said

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Facebook bulks up defenses with a third anti-virus engine

Eset will join F-Secure and Trend Micro

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Australian court dismisses Apple 'App Store' trademark appeal

Apple didn't coin a new word, according to a federal judge

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New point-of-sale malware on underground markets for $2,000

LusyPOS appears to be a derivative of the Dexter and Chewbacca POS malware