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Cellcrypt releases voice encryption app for Android

The company Cellcrypt released an application on Tuesday for mobile phones running Android that encrypts voice calls, addressing increasing concern that voice traffic over cellular networks could be intercepted with off-the-shelf equipment.

UK health service warned of poor security by hacker group

The U.K. National Health Service (NHS) said Friday that no patient data was compromised after an intrusion of one of its websites by Lulz Security, a hacker group that has recently stung organizations including a U.S. public broadcasting network and ...

Citigroup breach exposed data on 210,000 customers

Citigroup admitted on Wednesday that an attack on its website allowed hackers to view customers' names, account numbers and contact information such as e-mail addresses for about 210,000 of its cardholders.

Police shut down German movie-streaming portal

Police in four countries raided data centers and residences on Wednesday that culminated with the shutdown of Kino.to, a popular site for watching streaming movies and TV shows aimed at German-language speakers.

Microsoft pursues botnet herders via Russian newspapers

Microsoft has placed quarter-page notifications in two Russian newspapers, a legal formality required as part of its ongoing lawsuit in the U.S. against operators of Rustock, a defunct botnet used to send prolific amounts of pharmaceutical spam.

Four indicted in $1.5M ATM skimming operation

Three Romanian men and one Austrian man were indicted on Monday by U.S. federal prosecutors for allegedly stealing more than US$1.5 million by cloning payment cards with stolen account information.

Skype sign-in problems knock millions offline

Millions of Skype users were having trouble on Tuesday signing into the application, less than two weeks after the company published software updates for Windows and Mac computers to fix a similar problem.

Hackers gain root access to Wordpress servers

Hackers have compromised several servers that support WordPress and may have obtained source code, according to the founding developer of Automattic, the company behind the popular blogging platform.

Privacy activist to challenge BT, Phorm decision

A privacy activist plans to ask for a judicial review of British prosecutors' decision not to bring a case against BT and the online advertising company Phorm for running secret trials of a system that monitored peoples' Internet use without their co...

UK declines to prosecute BT, Phorm over spying software

After a more than two-year investigation, U.K. prosecutors will not bring a case against BT and an online advertising software company for running secret trials of software that monitored people's Web browsing without their consent.

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