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Russia's Mail.ru jumps into crowded US messaging, games market

Russia's Mail.ru Group made its first foray in the U.S market on Tuesday, launching three mobile applications.

Six more arrested in breathtaking $45 million ATM theft

The defendants are alleged to be part of a New York cell that used bogus payment cards to withdraw millions of dollars from more than 100 ATMs in a matter of hours, according to federal prosecutors in New York.

Derivatives trading company struck by hackers

A Chicago-based company that runs derivatives exchanges said Friday it was the victim of a July cyberattack that compromised customer information.

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Banking malware infections rise to highest level since 2002

Malicious software aimed at stealing online banking credentials surged in the third quarter of this year to a level not seen since 2002, according to a new report from Trend Micro.

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'Selfish miner' attack could devastate Bitcoin

Bitcoin is vulnerable to an attack that could have devastating effects on the virtual currency, but it can be fixed with a software update, according to researchers from Cornell University.

Liberty Reserve

Virtual currency Liberty Reserve co-founder pleads guilty to money laundering

The co-founder of Liberty Reserve, a now defunct virtual currency that was widely favored by the criminal underground, pleaded guilty on Thursday to money laundering and other charges.

Silent Circle, Lavabit unite for 'Dark Mail' encrypted email project

Dark Mail will provide end-to-end encryption, including email metadata.

Google shuttles DNS queries from Brazil back to US

Google said the shift is not connected to proposed legislation in Brazil that would mandate user data be held locally.

Mozilla patches several critical Firefox security holes

Mozilla released 10 patches for three versions of its Firefox browser on Tuesday, five of which are considered critical and could be used to remotely install malicious code.

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MongoDB support firm says intruders may have accessed databases

If you use the open-source Mongo database, be aware that its hosting/support arm has been compromised by attackers.

British man charged with hacking NASA and US military computers

The Briton allegedly worked with others in Australia and Sweden to plant backdoors and steal confidential data.

ATM

ATM malware may spread from Mexico to English-speaking world

A malicious software program found in ATMs in Mexico has been improved and translated into English, which suggests it may be used elsewhere, according to security vendor Symantec.

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Buffer encrypts access tokens after spammer hack

Buffer, a service for scheduling social media posts, said Sunday it has strengthened its security after spammers gained access to its network.

Eastern Europeans sought in online marketplace fraud scheme

Six Eastern European men have been accused by U.S. prosecutors for allegedly netting up to $3 million by placing fraudulent advertisements for vehicles, motorcycles and boats on major online marketplaces.

EFF: Lavabit encryption key ruling threatens Internet privacy

Asking for private SSL keys could hurt the US economy and cause service providers to move to other legal jurisdictions, digital rights watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation argued in a legal brief.