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European authorities bust cybercrime gang that hijacked business payments

The attackers hacked corporate email accounts and used them to divert payments from customers to their own bank accounts

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SweetCAPTCHA users complain of advertising pop-ups

A script inside the CAPTCHA tool is displaying pop-ups, which could lead to harmful software

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Mozilla doubles maximum bounty for Firefox flaws to $7,500

Flaws judged as a moderate risk will be worth rewards between $500 and $2,000

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North Korea threatens cyber attacks on US

The country has reacted to news it was the target of a Stuxnet-like attack

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Microsoft fixes buggy browser in Patch Tuesday update

Internet Explorer got 24 fixes in this month's Patch Tuesday, including 20 that cover critical vulnerabilities.

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Adobe fixes Flash Player flaws that could lead to info theft, malware attacks

The company also released updates for the AIR runtime on Windows, Mac and Android.

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Two years after Snowden leaks, US tech firms still feel the backlash

Continued pressure for data localization laws will hurt tech vendors, trade groups say.

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Tech industry redoubles efforts to fight US gov't encryption backdoors

Allowing encryption workarounds would give other governments cause to do the same, tech industry groups warned.

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Cybercriminals increasingly target point of sales systems

Trustwave highlights the difference in data-breach activity between North America and the rest of the world

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US wants to collect bulk call records for six more months

The Department of Justice has filed for permission to the FISA court

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US to require HTTPS for all government websites

All public sites will be required to use the protocol by the end of 2016

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US Army website defaced, then brought down

The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for posting messages to Army.mil

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Memory scraping malware targets Oracle Micros point-of-sale customers

A new threat dubbed MalumPoS is being used against businesses in the hospitality, food and retail industries, researchers said