Identity thieves obtain 100,000 electronic filing PINs from IRS system

The automated attack attempted to obtain E-file PINS for over 460,000 people using previously stolen personal data. By Lucian Constantin The Internal Revenue Service was the target of an attack…

How cybercrooks made $330K from ransomware without really trying

Security researchers discovered that cybercrooks demand different amounts based on the geographical location of their victims. John Leyden The small cybercrime ring behind the CryptoWall 3.0 ransomware was able to¬†collect…

Flash banner ads banished by Google

Google is to banish most ads built in Adobe Flash from its advertising networks, the company has announced. From 30 June, its AdWords and DoubleClick networks will no longer accept…