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Typos online aren't just a hassle,they're a hazard

Some clever cybercrooks and scammers are running domains with slightly misspelled names of known security firms.

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Target says 40 million cards likely skimmed in security breach

The retailer said the breach affected customers making purchases at its stores

FBI warns: 'tis the season for online shopping scams

The FBI this week issued a series of reminders to online shoppers to beware of scams and to use their common sense.

CryptoLocker gang teams with botnet-builders on ransomware

The cyber-gang running the CryptoLocker extortion racket is splitting its ransomware take with criminal botnet owners, says Symantec, which is monitoring this underworld activity online.

Company settles charges of billing mobile users for unwanted services

The case is part of the FTC’s efforts to apply consumer protections to developing mobile technologies, the agency said.

'Western Express' credit-card fraud prosecution ends

The last member of a $5 million global credit-card fraud ring was sentenced on Thursday in New York state court, ending an eight-year investigation and prosecution.

Ransomware targets smaller businesses, security CEO warns

Trending cyber attacks such as ransomware may be typically overlooked by SMBs, but Lumension chairman and CEO, Pat Clawson, warns that they are actually in the line of fire.

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Beware Facebook friends who are robots trying to sell stuff

How safe is your online social network? Not very, as it turns out. Your friends may not even be human, but rather bots siphoning off your data and influencing your decisions with convincing yet programmed points of view.

Fake Twitter accounts go for big bucks in underground

The underground economy that sells fake Twitter and other social media accounts is now so large that is it easily making millions of dollars for the leading abusers, an updated study by Barracuda Networks reports.