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Google Fined $25,000, but “Not Guilty,” in Street View Data Collection Case

The US Federal Communications Commission has fined Google with a $25,000 (£15,300) fine for interfering with the company’s investigation in the Street View Wi-Fi data collection case.

Microsoft Patched Rapidly Spreading Hotmail Exploit

Microsoft has fixed the Hotmail password reset vulnerability that was reported as exploited in the wild for days. The company was notified on April 20 of the flaw that was known to be spreading rapidly in the hacking community.

Anti-Abortion Hacker Jailed, but Attacks on UK Pregnancy Advisory Service Continue

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service, which provides about 53,000 abortions in the UK each year, was attacked around 2.500 times since the hacker who stole women’s abortion records was arrested, the BBC reports.

Russian Charged With Stealing $1 Million after Hacking Into US Brokerage Accounts

A Russian national living in New York has been charged in the US with stealing $1 million by hacking into online brokerage accounts. Petr Murmylyuk, 31, could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to the US Justice Dept.

More than 181,000 Medicaid and CHIP records stolen by Eastern European hackers

More than 181,604 Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plan records were stolen, including 25,096 social security numbers, after hackers broke into the Utah Department of Health files, according to a department press release.