Kaspersky Lab spots mobile malware interest on bank accounts
Russian man who created SpyEye pleads guilty (Update)
A Russian man pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge Tuesday after federal authorities say he created a computer program that has been used to drain bank accounts.
Quantum physics could make secure, single-use computer memories possible
(Phys.org) —Computer security systems may one day get a boost from quantum physics, as a result of recent research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Computer scientist Yi-Kai ...
Car-hailing app Uber to take PayPal
Car-hailing app Uber is now letting its users pay for their rides using PayPal.
Latvia to extradite computer hacker suspect to US (Update)
Latvia's government on Tuesday approved the extradition of a man accused by the United States of helping create a virus that affected over a million computers worldwide, including many at NASA, and that allowed ...
2.5 million Californians exposed in data breaches
A state report reveals 2.5 million Californians have had Social Security numbers, credit card and bank accounts and other sensitive information exposed in 131 data breaches since 2010.
Bank account-draining Zeus gets lots of action in 2013
Algerian faces US charges linked to computer virus
(AP)—An Algerian man has pleaded not guilty to helping develop and market a computer program that drained millions of dollars from bank accounts around the world.
Trying to save more? Consolidate your bank accounts, researcher says
(Phys.org) —We all know we should save some money for a rainy day. Of course, that's easier said than done when you really, really want that new iPhone. Or that new designer jacket. Or both. But a University of Kansas researcher ...
Africa, Asia lead 'mobile money' boom
Africa and Asia are leading a global boom in the use of "mobile money" as millions turn to their mobile phones instead of coughing up cash or handing over credit cards.
EU unveils cybercrime unit in bid to turn criminal tide
In a bid to seize the initiative from increasingly sophisticated online criminals, the European Union unveiled a new cybercrime centre Wednesday.
From brand new laptop to infected by pressing 'on' (Update)
A customer in Shenzhen, China, took a brand new laptop out of its box and booted it up for the first time. But as the screen lit up, the computer began taking on a life of its own. The machine, triggered by a virus hidden ...
Sweden mulls law to stop kids' phones from ruining parents
The Swedish government said Wednesday it was considering introducing a law to prevent children from emptying their parents' bank accounts in just a few clicks when playing with their smartphones.
QM historians discover medieval banking records hidden under coats of arms
(Phys.org) -- A rare accounting document, half-concealed beneath a coat of arms design, has revealed the activities of Italian bankers working in early 15th century London, decades before the capital became ...