Security

US announces charges against Chinese, Malaysian hackers

The US Justice Department on Wednesday announced charges against five Chinese nationals and two Malaysians who ran global hacking operations for at least six years to steal identities and video game technology, plant ransomware, ...

Security

French trial ordered for alleged Russian bitcoin fraudster

A judge in Paris has ordered a French trial for Alexander Vinnik, a Russian suspected of money laundering on the bitcoin exchange BTC-e, also wanted by Washington and Moscow, his lawyer and other sources told AFP.

Internet

Unsecured database exposes 76,000 fingerprints

A security firm handling employee fingerprint identification for companies worldwide has exposed more than 2 million bits of data, including 76,000 fingerprints, according to a cyberthreat research group.

Internet

Facebook worker payroll data stolen from car

Facebook on Friday alerted employees that hard drives rich with information about those on the social network's payroll were stolen from a car last month.

Security

Report says workers are biggest data-security threat

Headlines about cybersecurity breaches and data theft from government agencies and companies such as Caribou Coffee, Target and Medtronic in recent years can inspire fear of bad guys exploiting the internet from dark places ...

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