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Europol and security vendors disrupt massive Ramnit botnet

The operation seized command-and-control servers and Internet domains used by the Ramnit gang


The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, February 25

Hewlett-Packard lowers outlook ... Visa tech may prep Europe for Apple Pay ... Gemalto says encryption keys are safe ... and more tech news

DOJ offers $3 million reward for Gameover Zeus botnet suspect

DOJ hopes the multi-million dollar reward will reinvigorate the hunt for the suspect

Reddit bans nude photos, sex videos posted without consent

The new rule goes into effect in a couple weeks

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More Lawyers Swoop Down on Lenovo, Superfish With Class-Action Lawsuits in Hand

Lenovo and adware maker Superfish came under more legal fire as two new lawsuits were filed in federal courts taking the firms to task for putting consumers at risk of hacker spying and information theft.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, February 24

As HP reports numbers, questions will be on its split ... GOPers on FCC want to delay net neutrality vote ... Google deals for Softcard

Lenovo hit with lawsuit over Superfish snafu

A class-action lawsuit charged Lenovo and Superfish of fraudulent business practices, making PCs vulnerable

US judge dismisses antitrust case against Google over Android apps

Complainants alleged Google's restrictive contracts on manufacturers of Android devices resulted in higher prices on phones

Google worried US could use amended warrant rule to search computers abroad

The changed rule would extend the authority of federal judges to issue warrants for searching computers

Revenge porn site operator faces at least two years in prison

Hunter Moore was accused of acquiring nude photos from hacked Gmail and Yahoo accounts

Swedish man pleads guilty to peddling Blackshades malware

Blackshades was widely used in the cybercriminal underground for about three years

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, February 18

Facebook wants us all to create VR content ... Lenovo tests ARM server waters with prototype ... Big data vendors find common ground

Russian extradited to US for hacks that stole 160 million credit card numbers

The defendant pleads not guilty to assisting with cyberattacks on Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Heartland and other companies

Campaigners offer simpler way to find out if British government spied on you

The price of convenience, though, is handing your contact details not just to GCHQ but also to a tribunal and Privacy Internatinoal

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, February 16

Hackers robbing banks blind ... US establishing rules on drones ... Xiaomi still on top in China... and more tech news

LG executive indicted over broken Samsung washing machine

LG releases closed-circuit television footage in his defense

Cybercriminal gang plunders up to $1 billion from banks over two years

Once inside a bank's network, the gang studied how it performed wire transfers in order to better mask fraud

Huawei faces outcry over telecom towers in Zambia

Towers do not adhere to technical specifications

Megaupload programmer pleads guilty to copyright infringement

The computer programmer, the first Megaupload defendant to be sentenced, is going to jail

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