Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

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

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P.F. Chang's turns to manual card processing after confirming breach

The restaurant chain is the latest victim of a breach

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US indicts Romanian man alleged to be celebrity hacker 'Guccifer'

Marcel Lehel Lazar is accused of accessing online accounts of at least five prominent people

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Google open sources PDF software library

The PDF application will be used in Google's Chrome browser, replacing a closed-source component.

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'Clandestine Fox' hackers win over energy employee in strategy change

The group, known to use zero-day exploits, mounted a social engineering campaign against an energy company employee

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Food chain, PF Chang's, investigates possible card breach

Fraudsters are claiming 100 percent of the cards are valid, meaning banks haven't cancelled accounts yet

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Cybercrime losses top $400 billion worldwide, study claims

The estimate is drawn from public data and interviews with experts, according to McAfee and a think tank

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Malicious advertisements on major websites lead to ransomware

Cisco said the attacks can be traced to advertisements on Disney, Facebook and The Guardian newspaper.

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US Army warns of database breaches in South Korea

A hack of a hiring system may have exposed personal information of Korean employees and job applicants

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Phishing campaign touts Heartbleed removal tool

The program attached to the emails is actually a keylogger, according to Trend Micro.

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Israel-based software company claims police call recording software fixed

The consultancy that found the vulnerabilities said it hasn't been able to verify the repairs

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Hackers put security tool that finds payment card data into their arsenal

Cracked versions of Card Recon, a PCI compliance tool, have been found in malware

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Massive Flash exploit campaign directed at Japan seeks financial data

Legitimate websites in Japan have been compromised to serve up malicious code, Symantec said

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Iranian group created fake news organization as part of hacking campaign

Active since 2011, the group targeted more than 2,000 U.S. military members, defense contractors and lobbyists, iSight Partners said

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Call recording software used by police is deeply flawed, advisory says

Organizations using Nice Recording eXpress should shut it down until it is fully repaired, SEC Consult said

Symantec acquires NitroDesk for email security on Android

NitroDesk specializes in securing and managing corporate data in bring-your-own-device workplaces