Russian Hacker Pleads Guilty for Development and Distribution of SpyEye Malware

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.

German Government and Federal Intelligence Service Sued over NSA spying

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.

FBI Arrests Needapassword.com Operators Over Breach of 6,000 E-Mail Addresses

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.

US Tech Companies Allowed More Transparency

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.

Bitcoin Exchangers Accused of Money Laundering

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.

US Retailer Michael Stores Probes Possible Credit Card Breach

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.

Coca Cola Loses Details of 74,000 People as Laptops Stolen

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.

Yahoo Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Found via Privilege Escalation

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.

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks CNN Blogs, Twitter Accounts over Syria Reporting

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.

Bidders on US Dept of Homeland Security Contract Warned of Compromised Data

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.

Syrian Electronic Army Strikes Microsoft Again, Targeting Blog

The Syrian Electronic Army has hit Microsoft for a third time this month, this time targeting a Microsoft blog, according to the BBC.

16 Million Credentials Compromised; German Authorities Advise Safety Test

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).

AnonSec Hacking Group Breaches 720 Random Sites Worldwide; Mocks Lax Security

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.

Compromised WordPress Sites Serve Aggressive Spam Bot That Hides in Plain Sight

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.

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