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Lavabit Strikes Back at Feds in Key Internet Privacy Case  27 November 2013 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
Lawyers for secure email provider Lavabit just filed the reply brief in a case that will determine whether an internet company can be compelled to turn over the master encryption keys for its entire system to facilitate court-approved surveillance on a single user.
 
Google to Pay $17M to Settle Safari Browser Tracking Case  20 November 2013 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Alex   
The latest settlement with 37 U.S. states follows a separate $22.5 million federal settlement in 2012 that Google paid for violating Safari users' privacy.
 
Chicago hacker sentenced to 10 years  18 November 2013 
Source: Chicago Tribune - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When "hacktivist" Jeremy Hammond stood in a Chicago federal courtroom seven years ago and explained that his cybercrimes were altruistic acts of civil disobedience, he was cut a break by a judge who chalked it up to youthful folly.
 
CryptoLocker Ransomware Continues to Claim Victims While Enterprises Remain Safe with Comodo Endpoin  18 November 2013 
Source: LinuxSecurity Contributors - Posted by Administrator   
Comodo, a leading Certificate Authority and Internet security organization, today announced that their Comodo Endpoint Security Manger software proactively protects against endpoints from getting hit by the CryptoLocker ransomware.
 
Third Hacker Pleads Guilty to $45 Million Global 'Cyber Heist'  14 November 2013 
Source: Mashable - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Federal prosecutors called it "a massive 21st century bank heist that reached across the Internet," but at least some of its operatives won't be riding off into the sunset.
 
AT&T supplies CIA with customer data for a fee, says NY Times  12 November 2013 
Source: CNET - Posted by Anthony Pell   
AT&T reportedly has a contract with the CIA to provide the agency with data on certain phone calls. Citing information from unnamed government officials, The New York Times said on Thursday that AT&T receives more than $10 million a year from the Central Intelligence Agency in exchange for providing customer phone records used to help track down potential terrorists.
 
The War On Hackers  01 November 2013 
Source: Tech Crunch - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Corey Thuen was a developer at the Idaho National Laboratory who helped to develop a network-visualization tool called Sophia. Then Battelle Energy, the company that manages the INL, rejected the notion of open-sourcing Sophia, and instead licensed it for commercial use to a company called NexDefense.
 
Adobe: Hacker attack much bigger than previously disclosed  30 October 2013 
Source: NBC News - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Adobe Systems Inc. said on Tuesday that the scope of a cyber-security breach disclosed nearly a month ago was far bigger than initially reported, with attackers obtaining data on more than 38 million customer accounts.
 
Hacker attack costs $25,000  24 October 2013 
Source: Stuff NZ - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Overseas hackers have conned three Auckland businesses out of tens of thousands of dollars in an elaborate email scam. The Albany and Devonport-based businesses fell victim to the ruse when placing email orders with Chinese suppliers.
 
Call yourself a hacker? Your computer could be seized  24 October 2013 
Source: The Guardian - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Describing yourself as a "hacker" in the sense of someone who messes around with computer code could lead to your computer being seized without warning.
 
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