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Cyberattacks caused more Web outages than hardware failure in the EU last year | PCWorld

Cyberattacks caused more Web outages than hardware failure in the EU last year | PCWorld | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Although cyberattacks caused just 6 percent of significant outages of public electronic communications networks and services in the E.U.
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Germany plans tax on bitcoin after virtual currency recognised as 'private money' - Telegraph

Germany plans tax on bitcoin after virtual currency recognised as 'private money' - Telegraph | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Germany is to impose a 25pc capital gains tax on Bitcoin transactions following a ruling that the virtual currency is a form of money.
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NSA files: why the Guardian in London destroyed hard drives of leaked files

NSA files: why the Guardian in London destroyed hard drives of leaked files | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it

A threat of legal action by the government that could have stopped reporting on the files leaked by Edward Snowden led to a symbolic act at the Guardian's offices in London.


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Bitcoin gets the FBI, Homeland treatment

Bitcoin gets the FBI, Homeland treatment | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Virtual currency bitcoin is to be investigated by both the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Senate Committee that oversees the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). (Bitcoin or Big CON?
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There's no digital tool that can stop NSA snooping: Your letters - Syracuse.com (blog)

There's no digital tool that can stop NSA snooping: Your letters - Syracuse.com (blog) | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
There's no digital tool that can stop NSA snooping: Your letters
Syracuse.com (blog)
There's a lot of evidence that every "hacker-proof" method developed has been hacked when hackers wish to.
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A tourist's guide to Tor, the gateway to the Dark Web | Weirder Web

A tourist's guide to Tor, the gateway to the Dark Web | Weirder Web | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Until just a few weeks ago, Freedom Hosting was the biggest hosting service for sites that hid behind the anonymizing software of Tor—what's known as the Dark Web. After Freedom Hosting shut down last week, following the ...
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We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of Lulzsec, Anonymous and the Global Cyber Insurgency by Parmy Olson – review

We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of Lulzsec, Anonymous and the Global Cyber Insurgency by Parmy Olson – review | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
While the identities of Lulzsec and Anonymous hackers baffled the world's security forces, journalist Parmy Olson managed to gain extraordinary access to the groups, leading to this fascinating account, writes Carole Cadwalladr...
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As Court Releases Files In Case Alleging Google Tracked UK Safari Users, Search Giant Wants To Move Case To U.S.

As Court Releases Files In Case Alleging Google Tracked UK Safari Users, Search Giant Wants To Move Case To U.S. | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Some new developments this weekend in the case of 12 people in the UK who want to sue Google for secretly tracking their online activity by working around privacy settings in Apple’s Safari web browser.
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Cracks in California's Cyber-Revenge Bill - Law Blog - WSJ

Cracks in California's Cyber-Revenge Bill - Law Blog - WSJ | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
California's Senate approved a bill whose supporters claim would crack down on the digital-age problem of "revenge porn."
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Discussing cybercrime laws in Sao Paulo - Securelist

Discussing cybercrime laws in Sao Paulo - Securelist | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
This week I was invited to speak at the Fifth Congress on Cybercrime, an event promoted by the São Paulo State Federation of Commerce (FECOMERCIO)
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Germany recognizes Bitcoin as a “private money,” subject to capital gains tax

Germany recognizes Bitcoin as a “private money,” subject to capital gains tax | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
In response to a query by a member of parliament, the German Finance Ministry has declared (Google Translate) that it accepts bitcoins as a “unit of account.” The Ministry added that bitcoins are a sort of “private money” and that mining bitcoins...
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Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road

Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Increasingly sophisticated anonymity tools have created a bustling online narcotics market and everything that goes with it: turf wars, illegal guns, attacks on competitors--and one philosophyspewing, multimillionaire drug lord: the Dread Pirate...
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Bitcoin Won't Escape Regulation For Much Longer - ReadWrite

Bitcoin Won't Escape Regulation For Much Longer - ReadWrite | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
ReadWrite Bitcoin Won't Escape Regulation For Much Longer ReadWrite Now in the most overt example of government interest in the currency, the New York Department of Financial Services has subpoenaed 22 companies that have Bitcoin involvement with...
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Cyber Crime Bill Criminalizes False Statements Online | St. John Source

Cyber Crime Bill Criminalizes False Statements Online | St. John Source | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Cyber Crime Bill Criminalizes False Statements Online http://t.co/VlcdS29tjD
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Business and cyber-crime - The Economist

Business and cyber-crime - The Economist | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
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Business and cyber-crime
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“IF SOMEONE is shooting at you, the last thing you should focus on is the calibre of the bullet,” says George Kurtz, the boss of CrowdStrike, a young tech company.

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Changing IP address to access public website ruled violation of US law

Changing IP address to access public website ruled violation of US law | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
CFAA forbids easy method of evading IP blocking used by 3taps (and Aaron Swartz).
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India has 42 million cyber crime victims: Norton - The New Indian Express

India has 42 million cyber crime victims: Norton - The New Indian Express | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
India has 42 million cyber crime victims: Norton
The New Indian Express
Norton states that that the average direct cost per cybercrime stood at an average of Rs 10,585 in 2012.
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Online banking a sweet spot for cybercrime - BusinessTech

Online banking a sweet spot for cybercrime - BusinessTech | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
BusinessTech Online banking a sweet spot for cybercrime BusinessTech “Our most recent threat report shows that cybercriminals have absolutely no regard for the privacy of Google Android smartphone and tablet users, as our Trend analysts tracked...
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Guest: NSA surveillance program is where big data and privacy clash - The Seattle Times

Guest: NSA surveillance program is where big data and privacy clash - The Seattle Times | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Guest: NSA surveillance program is where big data and privacy clash
The Seattle Times
Unwittingly, as we feverishly adopted new technologies and devices, we created digital footprints without fully appreciating how such data might be stored and used.
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Bitcoin Law: What US businesses need to know - CoinDesk

Bitcoin Law: What US businesses need to know - CoinDesk | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Bitcoin Law: What US businesses need to know
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My name is Marco Santori. I'm a business attorney for technology companies. In particular, I represent digital currency businesses.
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Hackers used phishing attack to compromise Outbrain | VentureBeat

Hackers used phishing attack to compromise Outbrain | VentureBeat | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Hackers use phishing attacks to lure victims into handing over sensitive information without them knowing it. In many cases, these messages and emails look like legitimate requests for login information, financial information, ...
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Here's what you find when you scan the entire Internet in an hour - Washington Post (blog)

Here's what you find when you scan the entire Internet in an hour - Washington Post (blog) | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Here's what you find when you scan the entire Internet in an hour
Washington Post (blog)
Until recently, scanning the entire Internet, with its billions of unique addresses, was a slow and labor-intensive process.
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This Week in Cybercrime: Computer Glitch Opens Prison Doors ...

This Week in Cybercrime: Computer Glitch Opens Prison Doors ... | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Plus: Google soups up its bounty program, and the U.S. wins decryption battle.
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Google total eclipse sees 40 percent drop in Internet traffic - Fox News

Google total eclipse sees 40 percent drop in Internet traffic - Fox News | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Daily Mail Google total eclipse sees 40 percent drop in Internet traffic Fox News Worldwide Internet traffic reportedly plunged by about 40 percent Friday night, when many of the tech titan's services, including its trademark search engine, went...
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Daily Report: Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currencies Face Legal Scrutiny - New York Times (blog)

Daily Report: Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currencies Face Legal Scrutiny - New York Times (blog) | Internet and Cybercrime | Scoop.it
Daily Report: Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currencies Face Legal Scrutiny New York Times (blog) State and federal officials are starting broad investigations into shortcomings in the oversight of upstart virtual currencies like bitcoin, Nathaniel...
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