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News Scan: Cybercrime racks up a $100 billion bill; Social networking demographics broken-down; More

The top news stories for Sept. 12, 2014.

Is Home Depot the new Target of data breaches?; Cybercriminals don't want fame and fortune; More

The top news stories for Sept. 3, 2014.

Federal agency releases advice for safely investing in Bitcoin

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a consumer advisory highlighting known scams and shortcomings of cryptocurrencies. The agency also announced it would begin accepting complaints pertaining to specific virtual currencies or companies that deal in them.

News Scan: Russian password thefts have even top security pros nervous; Coding boot camps do pay off, says new study; more

The top news stories for August 11, 2014.

Spotlight: Even hackers stopped working during the World Cup final

Hackers were following the World Cup final match instead of wreaking havoc on the Internet, according to data collected by security firm Imperva.

Cybercrime takes a slippery $400 billion toll

Cybercrime is costing organizations worldwide a whopping $400 billion in annual losses, though must cybercrime may actually go unreported.

News Scan: Life sentences for cybercriminals?; 12% of college students now exclusively online; more

The top news stories for June 9, 2014.

Security firm AVAST, music streaming service Spotify report data breaches

Security firm AVAST and music streaming service Spotify both admitted to data breaches this week, reports Ars Technica.

Hackers in chains: 13 of the biggest US prison sentences for electronic crime

Last week  David Camez gained the dubious distinction of having the longest U.S. prison sentence ever for electronic crime--tied only with one other, perhaps better-known individual, Albert Gonzalez.  FierceITSecurity  has gathered stats and crime details on Camez, Gonzalez and 11 other owners of the longest sentences on record for illegal digital acitivities.

Knock knock! Law enforcement agencies coordinate global raids on Blackshades users (UPDATED)

Some hackers who bought the remote access tool (RAT) known as Blackshades got something extra over the weekend with their purchase: a visit from the police.