Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot reportedly stuffs extra ads into Web pages

Stanford computer scientist Jonathan Mayer was recently Web browsing at a U.S. airport when he reportedly noticed there were too many online advertisements.

Startup takes heat over online tool that checks Ashley Madison data

A startup accused of crude marketing centered around the Ashley Madison data breach said Monday it is changing its tactics amid criticism.

China group attacks India with Word exploit, then uses Microsoft's WMI

A hacking group suspected of operating from China has had success stealing information from mostly Indian targets, often pertaining to border disputes and trade issues, according to FireEye.

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Latest Ashley Madison data dump reveals emails, source code for websites

The woes of’s owners continued Thursday, with a second large release of internal data that security experts suspect is authentic.

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.

Ashley Madison hack

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


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