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Cybercrime

Computer crime or cybercrime is a form of crime where the Internet or computers are used as a medium to commit crime.

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Android 4.4
New Android OS Bug May Paralyze Your Phone And Wipe-Out Data; Affects Android 4.0 And Upwards

By IBTimes AU

London-based Researcher Ibrahim Balic has discovered critical bugs in Google's Android OS that has the potential to let "malicious apps" take control of your Android-based devices and send them into an endless looping spiral that could leave the device unusable. (Mar 26)

MORE TOPICS: ANDROID, MICROSOFT, LONDON

Australian Charged of Hacking U.S. Gaming Network Has Asperger’s Syndrome

By IBTimes AU

The mother of the young Australian man charged of hacking a U.S. gaming network has denied it was her son who did the crime because he has Asperger's syndrome. (Mar 21)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

McAfee
McAfee Unmasks the 'Dark Web' of Cyber Crimes

By IBTimes AU

Point-of-Sale (PoS) cybercrime has peaked during the holiday season of 2013 with a major chunk of attention set to "target" retail stores' data breach debacle, which compromised the personal data of 70 million plus customers over a few weeks. (Mar 11)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL

Microsoft Non-Security Updates to be Released on Patch Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

By IBTimes AU

Microsoft Non-Security Updates will be released on Patch Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at 1PM Eastern Time. A brief description of the 16 main updates can be found on Microsoft's Support Page, including updates on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows Servers. (Dec 10)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT

Cyber Attacks Put 465,000 JPM Card Users at Risk

By IBTimes UK

Nearly half a million prepaid card users at risk of hackers. (Dec 05)

MORE TOPICS: JPMORGAN CHASE, UNEMPLOYMENT

US National Jailed in Dubai for YouTube Mockumentary [VIDEO]

By IBTimes IN

An American citizen has been arrested and awaits trial over a 'mockumentary' on gangster-idolizing youth culture in Dubai. (Dec 04)

MORE TOPICS: DUBAI, HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, EGYPT

BlackMarket Reloaded Drugs Marketplace Shutting Down over Heavy Traffic

By IBTimes UK

Following theft of $40m in bitcoins from rival Sheep Marketplace, online drug bazaar BlackMarket Reloaded shuts. (Dec 02)

MORE TOPICS: FBI

World Wide Web Inventor Tim Berners-Lee Criticized Global Surveillance And Censorship

By IBTimes AU

The World Wide Web Creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee has commented on the risks of government surveillance and censorship in his speech at the launch of the World Wide Web Foundation's 2013 Index findings. (Nov 27)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, FACEBOOK

CryptoLocker Ransomware: 10 Things to Know about the Currently Spreading Malware [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

A dangerous malware called CryptoLocker, which is a ransomware that encrypts one’s hard drive including personal files, like documents, images and spreadsheets in the computer, is currently spreading like wildfire on the Internet. Learn more about it to be prepared for its attack. (Oct 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, SOCIAL NETWORKS, FACEBOOK

Aussies' 'Vulnerability' Over Social Media Taps Over $1B In Damages

By IBTimes AU

Recent reports on the involvement of Australians in cybercrime have revealed some shocking truths about their vulnerability over social media. Many cyber criminals have targeted their computers and phones causing damages amounting to $1 billion. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, AUSTRALIA, SMARTPHONE, CYBER LAW