Digital currency business Liberty Reserve has been shut down, the U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed today in an indictment that charges the site’s operators with various criminal activities.
After being arrested this past weekend in Cambodia, The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg will be deported by Cambodian officials.
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Worried your legal files stored on Megaupload are about to be deleted? The non-profit Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has offered to help with retrieving legitimate content and returning it to Megaupload users.
When Megaupload was shut down a week ago by the Department of Justice and FBI for allegedly profiting from copyright infringement, many of the service’s users complained that they lost personal, non-infringing files. Now those users are banding together to sue the government.
Larger-than-life Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom was denied bail in a New Zealand court on Wednesday morning after his hearing was delayed Monday.
Editor's Pick As the strange case of file-sharing site Megaupload continues to unfold, many wonder if the federal government will begin to clamp down on similar sites that function like Megaupload, with easy sharing and hosting of copyrighted files.
Hacker collective Anonymous continues to strike at sites around the Web in retaliation for the government shuttering Megaupload.com, and today the notorious group briefly took down broadcast network CBS’s homepage.
Federal prosecuters have shut down popular file-sharing site Megaupload.com and charged its founders with a number of felonies, according to a statement by the Department of Justice and the FBI.
“Organized crime is exactly that – organized,” said Marc Goodman at this week’s O’Reilly Strata conference, “especially in the field of cyber crime.”
If you have a website serving a small community, you’re safe from cyberattacks, right?
Antivirus vendor Symantec detected more than 286 million malware threats last year, signaling a big jump in the volume of automated cyber threats.
Rustock was one of the biggest botnets in the world, producing more e-mail spam than any other network. But early yesterday, it ceased sending spam. Investigators at Microsoft uncovered Rustock’s owners, and law enforcement swooped in to shut it down.
Today’s funding announcements include software for children’s apps, easy advertising, malware protection and bionic knees:
Hackers have penetrated the computer network of the Nasdaq Stock Market during the past year, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal. Federal investigators are trying to figure out who did it and why.
Guardian Analytics, a company that protects banks from cybercrime, has raised $9 million in venture funding.
News that cybercriminals are seeking out user names and passwords for resale is nothing new — but according to researchers at the anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab (via Computerworld), stolen Twitter accounts are fetching a higher price than other credentials among criminals. One Twitter account with only 320 followers recently sold for $1,000.