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UK Cyber Crime Unit reports first conviction by new team

The British National Crime Agency has sentenced its first offender after an investigation by the agency's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU).

Webroot upgrades SecureAnywhere suites with phishing protection, support for iOS and Android devices

The cloud's the thing for Webroot's SecureAnywhere suites, which aim to stay nimble by living online and analyzing files on the fly. All suites protect against viruses, malware, and phishing. Two higher-end versions add iOS/Android support and system optimization tools.

Smart spear phishing could kill the power grid, experts warn

While the energy industry may fear the appearance of another Stuxnet on the systems they use to keep oil and gas flowing and the electric grid powered, an equally devastating attack could come from a much more mundane source: phishing.

How to protect your PC against devious security traps

From phishers to hackers to all sorts of attackers, here's what you need to know to stay safe on the Web.

Even suspicious email is too tempting to skip, survey finds

In a study conducted by TNS Global for Halon, an email security service, 30 percent of those surveyed admitted they would open an email, even if they were aware that it contained a virus or was otherwise suspicious.

High-profile hack attack offers a lesson for other at-risk sites

The Syrian Electronic Army hit multiple targets last week, including Twitter and the New York Times, and it should be a warning to other web businesses that remain at risk

Google adds malware, phishing numbers to its transparency report to make the Web 'safer'

Google is revealing some new numbers around malware and phishing attempts in an effort to get more people thinking about online security and to make the Web safer.

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Google detects phishing attacks in Iran ahead of elections

Google has detected large-scale phishing attacks targeting users in Iran, ahead of presidential elections in the country.

Critical IE update slated for Patch Tuesday

There are only five security bulletins scheduled for next week, but one is a Critical update for Internet Explorer.

A victim of the Nigerian phishing scam tells her tale

Feelings of shame and despair at being conned out of $300,000 by a convincing Nigerian based email scam led Queensland interior decorator Jill Ambrose to attempt suicide twice.