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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.

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.

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.

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.

Man Pleads Guilty to Hijacking YouTube Channels

A 28-year-old man admitted to hijacking YouTube accounts to make profit using the ad service, according to the Washington Post. He also admitted to hacking the email account of AOL’s chief executive officer.

Target Data Breach Affected 70 Million People, Retailer Reveals

Some 70 million people had their names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses stolen through card swiping devices placed in Target US stores, the US retailer has announced.