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Microsoft Attempts Takedown of Global Criminal Botnet

Microsoft announced legal action Monday seeking to disrupt a major cybercrime digital network that uses more than 1 million zombie computers to loot bank accounts and spread ransomware, which experts consider a major threat to the U.S. presidential election. The …

Before Hack Tore Through Twitter, Online Forum Offered Accounts for Sale

Before a hacking campaign tore through Twitter and compromised some of its most high-profile users, an ad went up on a gray market site that facilitates the trade of user accounts for many popular websites including Twitter. For $250 in …

Cyber Attack on Easyjet Gets Details of 9 Million Customers

LONDON — A cyber attack on British airline easyJet accessed the email and travel details of around nine million customers, as well as the credit card details of more than 2,000 of them, it said on Tuesday. The news of …

Apple Says “No Evidence” iPhone Mail Flaw Used Against Customers

Apple Inc said on Thursday it has found “no evidence” a flaw in its email app for iPhones and iPads has been used against customers, and that it believes the flaw does “not pose an immediate risk to our users.” …

Flaw In iPhone, iPads May Have Allowed Hackers to Steal Data for Years

Apple Inc. is planning to fix a flaw that a security firm said may have left more than half a billion iPhones vulnerable to hackers. The bug, which also exists on iPads, was discovered by Zuk Avraham, chief executive of …

7th Circuit: Fatal Crash Not Covered Because Vehicle Not on Policy

An insurance carrier is not liable for a fatal crash caused by an ambulance that was not listed on its commercial policy, even though the business thought that the vehicle had been added, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. …

Policy Limit Doesn’t Bar Claim for Loss From $1.7M Phishing Scam

A $1.7 million email phishing fraud that included phone calls with a fake lawyer and an intervention by a Wells Fargo fraud investigator is still a fraud and Ironshore Indemnity is liable for the claim, a split panel with the …

Jury Convicts 2 Romanians in Malware Scheme that Infected 400,000 Computers

A federal jury on Thursday convicted two Bucharest, Romania, residents of 21 counts related to their scheme to infect victim computers with malware in order to steal credit card and other information to sell on dark market websites, mine cryptocurrency …