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Submission + - Cyber criminals Outsourcing Money-Collecting to Mo (net-security.org)

dinscott writes: In a bid to outsource the hassle and risks of collecting the money, cyber criminals are moving beyond credit cards details and are increasingly using mobile phone operators to do the collecting for them.

A criminal might install a Trojan on to a victim’s smartphone that sends premium SMS messages when the owner is asleep. They might use a Facebook scam to get hold of people’s phone numbers and sign them up for an expensive monthly phone charge.

A victim’s mobile operator will process the charges and transfer the money to the criminal organization, even if they reside on the other side of the world. If and when a victim notices the charge and the mobile operator is alerted to stop processing payments, considerable amounts may already have been stolen.

Privacy

Submission + - Sony Suffers Another Massive Security Breach (mainichi.jp)

An anonymous reader writes: The Mainichi Shimbun today reported that Sony has suffered yet another major security leak. According to Sony, 93,000 users of their online services may have had their personal data stolen. The data potentially lost includes names, addresses, birthdates, and email addresses. Sony states that passwords and credit card information are not at risk. This breach is much smaller than the one in April, which put approximately 100,000,000 users at risk.
AMD

Submission + - AMD FX CPU Reviews (overclockers.com)

I.M.O.G. writes: "Today AMD lifted embargo on their most recent desktop AMD FX architecture, code named Bulldozer, whose CPU frequency record Slashdot recently covered. The fruition of 6 years of AMD R&D, this new chip architecture is the most significant news out of AMD since the Phenom II made its debut. The chips are available now in all major retail outlets and top tier hardware sites have published the first Bulldozer reviews already. Without spoiling the news, expect a mixed bag of opinions."

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