Europol has reason to suspect Google's Tap & Go service has been used by criminals to instigate fraudulent NFC payments. Thieves are able to exploit contactless credit cards, despite being deactivated
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The United States has, for the first time, sentenced a terrorist-related hacker for stealing information about 1,300 US military personnel. Ardit Ferizi, has been handed a 20-year sentence.
24,518 Bitcoins that were confiscated by police in Australia will be auctioned off. The coins will be offered in blocks of 2,000, to prevent the market being affected negatively by the auction.
This afternoon, in front of a packed gallery, a New Zealand judge ruled that Kim Dotcom could be legally extradited to the US in order to face charges of copyright infringement.
A drone carrying 3 kilograms of meth crashed in a supermarket's parking lot a couple of days ago. The Tijuana Police and other authorities have varying views regarding its whereabouts.
The London police department is testing predictive software that aims to find out who's likely to commit a crime before they actually do it. The tech is supposedly aimed at gangs and gang members.
Sean Stokke, a Seattle stock trader and associate of former Microsoft manager Brian Jorgenson, has been sentenced to 1.5 years in prison after insider trading which earned him over $400,000 in total.
A voluntary code to be discussed by the British Phonographic Institute, major ISPs and David Cameron at 10 Downing Street in September could bring new policies to counter illegal downloads of music.
After the suicide of an Ask.fm user relating to abusive questions, the site has announced a new safety policy, to come into effect in September. The change provides more straightforward reports.
Intelligence services across the world are wary of products from Chinese tech manufacturing giant Lenovo, fearing the company has been including 'back-doors' that could be use to steal data.
Due to a weakness in old encryption technologies, millions of phones are at risk of being controlled by hackers, who could be able to gain control of all phone features within a few minutes.
A change in UK law means that pornography is to be blocked by default, becoming an opt-in feature. The move is ostensibly an effort to limit access to illegal content or underage content.
In what may be the first case of its kind, federal authorities have seized Bitcoins, the all-digital currency, from a South Carolina man for breaching the Controlled Substances Act in the USA.
Three more torrent sites have disappeared in the United Kingdom, producing the same error message as The Pirate Bay and ensuring people don't even think about breaching copyright regulations.
New York City narrowly missed out on lower crime than in 2011, with the theft of Apple devices being just enough to push the famous city over a potential record for decreasing crime levels.
7,000 Wii U's have been stolen from an Air Cargo bay in Seattle. It is believed that the thieves stole two semi-trucks and loaded Wii U's onto the vehicles before driving off into the night.
In what seems like almost daily new twists in the John McAfee saga where he is being sought for questioning by the Belize government over a murder inquiry, now an alibi video has been posted online.
John McAfee, the eccentric founder of the McAfee antivirus company, has admitted he is now in Guatemala after escaping from the country of Belize where the police want to question him in a murder case
Has John McAfee finally been found after allegedly murdering his neighbor last month? According to his official blog, the answer is yes.
Hackers identifying themselves as part of the Anonymous collective have admitted their guilt in an attack against PayPal, which the company alleges lost them £3.5 million during 2010.
Kim Dotcom's extradition to the United States hearing could be pushed all the way back to July 2013, with the family's case reaching box-office proportions in terms of plot twists and turns.
A Dutch national who demanded rewards for ceasing attacks on an MMO's servers could be "levelled up" to five years in the slammer after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.
McAfee antivirus creator John McAfee is wanted in the Central American country of Belize in connection with the shooting of a builder on Saturday night, following recent history of being... well, odd.
The RSA has unveiled a product allowing users to split their passwords across two different computer servers for additional security; hackers will need access to two different servers to attack.
The White House has admitted a cyber-attack occurred on Sunday, in which the hackers could have accessed information about the country's nuclear arsenal. China has been suggested as a perpetrator.
Japan's government has agreed to new legislation against criminals caught downloading illegally, bringing in a maximum fine of two million yen or a potential two year stay in a prison cell.
The Metropolitan Police in London have issued warnings about potential ransomware attacks on computers, allowing hackers to limit access to your computer unless you cough up some cash.
Filesonic, previously one of the major file-sharing websites on the internet, has been gone for the past few days with no explanation, and the main domain having suddenly changed hands.
Kim Dotcom is to receive up to $6,000,000 from the New Zealand government to aid his legal battle for the future. This money will be secured from $10,000,000 in bonds that were frozen back in April.
An attack on Sony Pictures' website, more than a year ago, has not gone unpunished. A second suspect in the attack has been arrested over his crimes, and could face 15 years imprisonment for them.
Google's Takedown requests have increased by over 1,000% compared to last year. The search giant now handles more than a million takedown requests weekly, from various groups and reporters.
With the closure of Demonoid, there had been hopes that the site would return. These hopes seem to have been dashed by the discovery that you could buy the rights to the infamous domains.
Square Enix has revealed a number of cool graphics features exclusive to the PC version, plus the minimum specs required to run the game
Do you have a Facebook account? New research suggests that if you don't, you may be more likely to commit violent crimes against humanity. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.
Technology trialled in the Foothill district of Los Angeles has been showing up the police analysts, surpassing their accuracy at predicting future crimes in areas at risk.
After Twitter suffered a 'cascaded bug' yesterday the site was down for a considerable period of time. Hacking group UGNazi have stepped up and taken credit for the actions leading to the outage.
A fake 'Microsoft Word 2012' app has appeared on the iOS App Store, selling for $9.99 and promising to 'All features of the MAC version on your device.' The problem? It doesn't, of course.
I discuss why rape and glorifying sex with female protagonists is a cheap way of marketing games to males and also why it isn't needed. The new Tomb Raider reboot will be used as an example.
Information on Facebook is personal and should not be shared - especially when you're showing off a large sum of money on a site where your home address is visible, as a young girl found out recently.
Indian internet providers have taken steps to reduce the amount of piracy ongoing in the country, blocking sites such as The Pirate Bay, as well as Vimeo, for seemingly no discernible reason.
In an attempt to promote security online, Mozilla have added "click-to-play" functionality to Mozilla Firefox which will require user interaction to activate Flash or Java content.
A thief operating in North Texas has managed to steal over one hundred iPad tablets, totalling up to a value of almost $60,000 without being caught.
A Saudi child has shot his father in the head with his own gun after he refused to buy him a PlayStation. Whether it was an accident or not, the kid is now the youngest killer in Saudi Arabia.
Big Brother is watching. The FBI is requesting a tool to monitor all public social media posts and correlate them in order to help fight crime and terrorism.
Pirate a movie? Insult someone online? Either of those could get you banned from using the internet under Britain's new Cyber Security Strategy. Probation is getting a makeover for the digital age.
Two Mexicans, charged with "terrorism", could face up to 30 years in prison for allegedly posting false claims of shootings and kidnappings on Facebook and Twitter, causing chaos in the local area
Police have charged a man under the Computer Misuse Act. Peter David Gibson allegedly carried out hacks against a number of companies as part of hacking collective Anonymous and faces 10 years in jail
A 38 year old hospital administrator from Urmston, Greater Manchester has made legal history as the first man ever in Britain to be jailed for stalking someone by blogging. In fact, the man, Stephen Andreassen,...
An ex Apple employee has pleaded guilty to a number of criminal counts after he was accused of taking kickbacks from Asian suppliers in exchange for the iPhone makers secrets. According to Reuters, Paul Devine worked...
As part of an initiative by the American Department of Homeland Security’s ICE project, multiple web domains were taken down this week that are accused of hosting child pornography and counterfeit goods or linking to...