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And! it! begins!! Yahoo! sued! over! ultra-hack! of! 500m! accounts!

Class-action lawsuit in California expected to be first of many in the US

IBM botched geo-block designed to save Australia's census

Bureau of Stats says spooks signed off IBM's plan, but Big Blue mucked something up

Uni student cuffed for 'hacking professor's PC to change his grades'

Someone has been watching Wargames too much

Woo hoo, UK.gov has unveiled yet another tech creche – for infosec

This one's in Cheltenham. Makes a change from hipsterville East London

OpenSSL swats a dozen bugs, one notable nasty

Denial of service dross dead.

Report: NSA hushed up zero-day spyware tool losses for three years

Investigation shows staffer screw-up over leak

Sad reality: It's cheaper to get hacked than build strong IT defenses

PHBs are applying the Ford Pinto formula to your data

Cops blasted for relying on IP addresses to hunt down suspects

Numerical addresses too vague to be relied on, say activists

Safe browsing checks fail as 16,000 WordPress sites hacked this year

Google's red screen of death marks half of malcious sites, McAfee only 11 per cent

Malware figures out it's running on VMs and refuses to execute

If a PC has just a couple of Word files, crooks figure it's a White-Hat's attack machine

Valid logins to your workplace are on the net, right now

Mega-breaches and spiking smartphones malware mean crims can crack you, yesterday

US Homeland Security launches IoT willy-waving campaign

Our policies are gonna be the best, ignore all the rest

Half! a! billion! Yahoo! email! accounts! raided! by! 'state! hackers!'

Updated Email addresses, phone numbers, hashed passwords, DoBs, security Q&As swiped

DDoS attacks: For the hell of it or targeted – how do you see them off?

Cloud-based DDoS defences introduce delays

SWIFT warns of more 'sophisticated' attacks, readies anti-fraud tool

Haven't hardened? You're still gunna get hacked, says CISO

Google automates Apps OAuth token revocation

Tells devs: 'errors are a feature, not a bug'.

Cisco snaps shut remote pwnage hole in Cloud Services Platform

Flaw allowed hijacking via HTTP snippets

US cities promise to crack down on police surveillance tech

Growing demand for greater oversight of how snoopware is obtained by cops

Wow, RIP hackers ... It's Cyber-Lord Blunkett to the rescue for UK big biz

New system to ensure suppliers are up to scratch on IT security

Victoria Police warn of malware-laden USB sticks in letterboxes

It's called 'junk mail' for a reason people: take the pizza vouchers and ignore the rest

Greybeards beware: Hair dye for blokes outfit Just For Men served trojan

Close shave after WordPress mess was cut off at the roots

BT's Wi-Fi Extender works great – at extending your password to hackers

Got one of these gizmos? Patch its firmware ASAP

10-second hijack hole could kill any Facebook profile

Shame it wasn't used more before Zuck paid $16k to the uni student who found it

Citrix swats Sweet32 bug by just turning off old ciphers

You can even leave out the turning it on again - this bug's not worth its brand, really

CloudFlare offers web encryption up the wazoo

Don't sweat your mixed content, promises web whacker

Mobile review website MoDaCo coughs to data breach

Irate fans air views on firm's forum

Going, going, done: Trio of prolific auction fraud fraudsters jailed

Can't put a price on porridge

Hackers claim they breached Aussie point-of-sale tech firm, try to sell 'customer DB'

Exclusive Claim to have backdoored supplier to Woolworths' pub chain

Online scammers speed up: Hit gold every 15 seconds

Take five to fix fraud

Microsoft lets Beijing fondle its bits in new source code audit hub

New 'Transparency Centre' comes to Asia, more to open in 'coming weeks'

Brits: Can banks do biometric security? We'd trust them before the government

Is that saying much, though?

Microsoft snubs alert over Exchange hole

It only applies to 'compromised' servers, says Redmond

Dark web drug sellers shutter location-tracking EXIF data from photos

But 229 didn't

FBI overpaid $999,900 to crack San Bernardino iPhone 5c password

Hacker brews fast NAND mirroring prototype for $100.

Mozilla will patch zero-day Firefox bug to fizzle man-in-the-middle diddle

Cert-pinning cockup can be exploited to identify Tor users

Let's Encrypt won its Comodo trademark battle – but now fan tools must rename

Why the popular letsencrypt.sh is now known as Dehydrated

National Cyber Security Centre to shift UK to 'active' defence

Cyber chief calls for 'offensive' weapons

Pramworld admits mailing list breach

Spamalot Friday

You call it 'hacking.' I call it 'investigation'

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Let's call the whole thing off

Ransomware scum infect Comic Relief server: Internal systems taken down

Nothing funny about stealing from a charity

Researcher says Patch Tuesday fix should have been made earlier

Alleges attack allowing targeted Trojans was known long before Redmond's wranglers roped it

Remote hacker nabs Win10 logins in 'won't-fix' Safe Mode* attack

*Turns out to be very unsafe mode thanks to this hack