Pirate Bay Co-founder Risks 5 years in Prison for Hacking

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg risks a 5-year prison sentence from a Danish counrt under hacking and vandalism accusations, according to PCWorld.com.

Staples Stores Investigating Data Breach

Office supply chain Staples is investigating a possible credit card breach at a number of its US stores, according to researcher Brian Krebs.

Financial Information of Sourcebooks' Customers Exposed

Financial information of Sourcebooks' customers has been exposed after a cyber-attack targeted their shopping cart software, according to Sourcebooks' customer letter.

Oregon Employment Department Breach Affects 850K Users

The Oregon Employment Department (OED) confirmed an intrusion in their management platform which potentially exposed 850000 US state residents who were looking for jobs and other services, according to Infosecurity magazine.

LinkedIn Sued for Allegedly Selling User Data

LinkedIn has been accused of secretly selling user data in the latest lawsuit filed against them in California, according to the IBTimes.

US retailer Hit By Backoff Malware, Payment Data Stolen

US-based fast food chain Dairy Queen confirmed 395 of its stores were hit with Backoff PoS malware, exposing customers’ names, payment card numbers and expiration dates as a result.

Microsoft Issues Advance Notification for Nine October Patches

Microsoft has issued an advanced notification of patches from the security bulletin to be released on October 14. It contains nine security patches for critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft products.

JP Morgan Chase Breach Impacts 76 Million Households

The JP Morgan Chase security breach has impacted 76 million household and 7 million small business accounts, according to the SEC’s announcement, making it one of the largest breaches ever.

China Blocks Instagram amid Pro-Democracy Protests

China has allegedly blocked access to popular photo-sharing app Instagram to prevent the spread to the mainland of any photos of tear gas used in massive anti-government protests in Hong Kong, according to PC World.

Facebook and Yelp Quit ALEC, Following Lead of Google and Amazon

Facebook and Yelp have announced their withdrawal from the conservative lobby group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), according to the National Journal.

PayPal Partners with Bitcoin Processors

PayPal has formed partnerships with Bitcoin payment processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin to support merchants in handling Bitcoin transactions, the company said in a blog post.

Google Faces Fine for Unfair Competition, EU Warns

Google could pay a record multi-billion-dollar fine for violating EU competition rules with respect to rival search engines, according to BBC.com.

Boeing to Open Cyber Security Center in Asia

Boeing plans to open a cyber-security center in Singapore to train and gear up cyber professionals in the region, according to V3.

Outdated Vulnerable Browsers Discouraged by Google

Google has started to discourage the use of outdated and vulnerable browsers by displaying older versions of its search engine, according to the BBC.

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