Aleksandr Andreevich Panin, the Russian creator of the SpyEye malware, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud, according to the US Department of Justice.
The German Government and the German Federal Intelligence Service are facing legal action from several organizations in relation to the NSA’s data collection program in Europe, according to CIO.
Two US citizens have been arrested in relation to a hacker-for-hire web site and charged with running a criminal enterprise, according to the FBI. Three others were charged with using e-mail breach services.
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo and Linkedin can reveal information on government surveillance requests to their audience, attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper announced in a joint statement.
US authorities charged two people as part of a money laundering investigation involving more than $1 million in Bitcoins, the Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced in a press release.
Texas-based retailer Michael Stores announced a possible credit card leak of US payment cards used across its 1,250 stores, according to security blogger Brian Krebs.
Details of 74,000 people were lost in a data security breach in Coca Cola’s HQ from Atlanta, after some laptops were stolen, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Independent security researcher Ebrahim Hegazy managed to inject code into one of the Yahoo services by manipulating a GET request, according to Softpedia News. Shortly after, he used this vulnerability to escalate its privileges and execute code remotely.
The Syrian Electronic Army hacked US television news network CNN once again, this time breaching Twitter accounts, blogs and the CNN Politics Facebook page, according to E Hacking News.
Companies who bid on a contract for the US Department of Homeland may have had their data compromised, according to security researcher Brian Krebs. The DHS is now notifying more than 100 companies in relation to the breach that took place over the past four months.
The Syrian Electronic Army has hit Microsoft for a third time this month, this time targeting a Microsoft blog, according to the BBC.
The emails and passwords of millions of Germans have been compromised in the latest of a wave of major breaches in cyberspace, according to a statement by Germany's Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).
A group of hackers has defaced 720 random websites from around the world, including coffee shops (lafiestacafe.com), private metal industry companies (playsted.com), body repair vehicles (boss-d-bosses.fr) and German Evangelist schools (evangelische-schulen-in-deutschland.de), according to Hackread.com.
A new spam bot that evades scrutiny by hiding key information in a sea of traffic is spreading rapidly with the support of compromised WordPress web sites, according to Softpedia News.