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Joseph Menn

The Square personal commerce system, which allows iPhone and iPad users to accept credit cards, could also make it easy for people to convert stolen credit card information into cash, security researchers said on Thursday. 

Tim Bradshaw

Jake Davis, the British teenager charged with a range of hacking offences as part of the Metropolitan Police’s investigation into Anonymous and Lulz Security, left a London courtroom in scrum of press and photographers on Monday after being released on bail. 

Joseph Menn

A London court granted a warrant on Friday for the extended detention of a teenager suspected of being a leader and spokesman for the hacking group Lulz Security

Joseph Menn

South Korean regulators said they are investigating the most massive loss of user data ever in the most wired country on earth. 

Joseph Menn

As UK police said they arrested the alleged second of four co-founders of the hacking supergroup Lulz Security, one of those still at large branched out into a legal form of protest, promoting a boycott of PayPal. 

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Apple is considering making a bid for the Hulu online video service, Bloomberg reports. The service would give Apple a new subscription service and present a possible challenge to Netflix, Bloomberg says.

Investigators probing the recent hacking attacks on International Monetary Fund computers have concluded they were carried out by cyber spies connected to China, according to Bloomberg. Computer specialists have spent several weeks piecing together information about the attack, which the IMF disclosed on June 8. 

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AntiSec, a group of computer hackers, has posted a document it claimed contains user names and passwords for an Apple server, The Wall Street Journal reports. In a statement posted on Twitter, AntiSec  said  it had accessed Apple’s systems due to a security flaw in software used by the company. “But don’t worry,” the hackers said, “we are busy elsewhere.”

NBC Universal Digital Studio, Comcast’s unit responsible for creating original web content, is to be shut down over the next few months, PaidContent says. Comcast is said to be looking to shift its online resources to support its existing broadcast and cable programmes. 

Joseph Menn

A hacking group–no, not that one or the other one, a new one–has published scores of names and phone numbers that it says came from former UK prime minster Tony Blair’s address book. 

Joseph Menn

Both the hacking supergroup calling itself Lulz Security and researchers fighting against it have borrowed tactics from WikiLeaks in recent days, dumping sensitive information onto the internet for others to comb through. 

Maija Palmer

EastWest Institute Second Worldwide Cybersecurity SummitIt was appropriate that the day that Google was unveiling details of a new Gmail hacking attack, an august group of politicians and business leaders gathered in London, at a security summit organised by the EastWest Institute,  to tell each other that, well, cyber security is a big problem.