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Microsoft to Reinforce Security after NSA Spying Report

Microsoft plans to encrypt its internet traffic to fend off any National Security Agency intrusions, according to The Washington Post.

Bitcoins worth $1 Million Stolen from Danish Payment Company

Some 1,295 Bitcoins worth $1 million were stolen from consumers’ virtual wallets in a hack attack on BIPS, one of Europe’s biggest Bitcoin payment processors, announced The Hacker News.

Popular iOS Game Plays with User Privacy, Developer Says

Socially networked game app QuizUp sends users’ personal information in plain text, posing the risk of privacy invasion, according to Kyle Richter, software developer and CEO of Dragon Forged Software.

NSA Planted Malicious Software in 50,000 Computer Networks

US intelligence agents have infected more than 50,000 computer networks worldwide with malware to harvest sensitive information, as stated by to Dutch newspaper NRC.

AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile Stop Charging for Premium SMSs to Fight Fraud

Three of the largest US mobile phone carriers agreed to cease charging customers for premium text messages in a joint campaign to fight fraud, announced Vermont attorney general William Sorrell.

$45 Million Global ATM Scam Leads to US Arrests

Five people have been arrested and charged with conspiracy in connection with $45 million in ATM fraud that targeted two Middle Eastern banks, the U.S. attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York said in a press release.

Gaming Company pays $1 Million for Bitcoin Hijacking

The E-Sports Entertainment Association (ESEA) agreed to pay a $1 million fine to the state of New Jersey for illegally updating its software with Bitcoin-mining code, announced the office of New Jersey’s Attorney General.

Limo Company Breached; Customer Data Exposed Online

Hackers breached CorporateCarOnline, a limousine and town car service, and posted online sensitive information of hundreds of thousands of people. Among the 850,000 victims, Tom Hanks and Donald Trump had their addresses and American Express card numbers exposed.

Dozens of Government Websites Hacked by Anonymous Philippines

Almost 40 governmental websites in the Philippines were hacked by Anonymous in preparation for wider protests to start Nov. 5, according to Softpedia News. The Philippine Cyber Army disrupted the government web pages to post anti-corruption messages.