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  • Should Google stay in China?

    After Google admitted that it and a raft of other large companies across the Internet, finance, technology, media and chemical sectors suffered intellectual property theft by hackers based in China there has been no end of commentary about whether the search giant should stay in the country.

  • Google hack raises serious concerns, US says

    A coordinated hacking campaign targeting Google, Adobe Systems and more than 30 other companies raises serious concerns, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday.

  • Is someone intercepting your mobile voice calls?

    Seventy-nine percent of organizations recently surveyed reveal their employees conduct confidential conversations over their mobile phones, yet only 18 per cent of those actually have mobile voice call security in place.

  • Report: Russian gang linked to big Citibank hack

    U.S. authorities are investigating the theft of an estimated tens of millions of dollars from Citibank by hackers partly using Russian software tailored for the attack, according to a news report.

  • Italian police arrest hacker sought for fraud

    Italian police Friday arrested an alleged hacker with links to organized crime in the Naples area who is accused of defrauding banks and mobile phone operators out of several million dollars.

  • Twitter's own account caused blackout, says DNS provider

    Hackers redirected Twitter.com's traffic to a rogue Web site for more than an hour early today by accessing its DNS records using an account assigned to Twitter, the company that manages Twitter's DNS (Domain Name System) servers said today.

  • Guarding against database anti-forensics

    Database hacking has gone mainstream and is becoming harder to detect because of the increasingly sophisticated anti-forensic procedures hackers use to cover their tracks.

  • Malware flea market pays hackers to hijack PCs

    Among a slew of online cybercrime forums, Pay-Per-Install.org stands out as a malware flea market where shadowy pushers of Trojan downloaders and tools for evading detection are bargaining with thousands of would-be "affiliates" willing to compromise victims'computers globally and get paid for it.