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Linux worm diversifies to mine cryptocurrencies

Symantec has found 31,000 devices with variants of the worm, called Darlloz

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Target says it investigated but dismissed early signs of breach

A 'small amount' of possible activity was logged prior to a warning from the US Department of Justice

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Phishing campaign targets Google Docs, Drive users

A fake login page looks legitimate since it is served up by Google over SSL, Symantec said

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Mt. Gox kept Bitcoin exchange open despite knowledge of large-scale theft

The exchange continued to operate and collect transaction fees despite its troubles

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Mt. Gox CEO's blog hacked, allegedly reveals company's true Bitcoin balances

Hackers claim internal records show Mt. Gox has more bitcoins than it claims it lost.

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Lost in translation: The tangled tale of Mt. Gox's missing millions

Mismanagement apparently allowed a massive bitcoin heist

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10 things you need to know about Mt. Gox's Bitcoin implosion

Did a spaghetti-like code help bring down the Bitcoin exchange?

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Pre-installed malware turns up on new phones

A fake version of Netflix that steals personal data and sends it to Russia has been found on several phone models

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Need your Mt. Gox bitcoins back? Steer clear of this website

A suspicious website tries to get people to download what is likely a bogus version of Flash player.

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UK tax authority clarifies policy on Bitcoin

HM Revenue & Customs finds bitcoins are exempt from VAT in some scenarios

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Sears says it finds no evidence yet of data breach

Sears is the latest large retailer to investigate a possible data breach.

Windows 7, XP vulnerabilities doubled in 2013, but IE's Flash made Windows 8 biggest loser

Secunia analyzed reported vulnerabilites in the top 50 most-used software products

Amazon.com security slip allowed unlimited password guesses

The problem, now fixed, affected Amazon.com's iOS and Android mobile apps

360 million newly pilfered account credentials found in underground forums

The list is likely to have been compiled from multiple data breaches, according to Hold Security

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Android malware using TOR anonymity network makes a debut

Using TOR makes it more difficult to trace the command-and-control server