Jeremy KirkIDG News Service

Jeremy is the Australia correspondent for IDG News Service, which distributes content to IDG's more than 300 websites and magazines in more than 60 countries.

Blizzard Entertainment warns of password breach

Blizzard Entertainment, maker of popular multiplayer online games such as World of Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft, says that its internal network was breached, revealing scrambled passwords and email addresses.

Typo in expert report causes another spat between Samsung and Apple

A Federal Court judge warned Samsung on Wednesday to rethink its allegation that Apple improperly influenced expert witnesses key to the companies' ongoing patent infringement trial.

Samsung: Apple pushed expert witnesses to change their minds

As part of an Australian trial, Samsung accused Apple of improperly influencing expert witnesses on Monday, following the amendment of an expert report delivered to the Korean company's legal team over the weekend.

Dropbox blames employee account breach for spam attack

Dropbox said one of its employee's accounts was compromised, leading to a raft of spam last month that irritated users of the cloud-storage service.

Fraudsters tempt Olympic fans with bogus streaming websites

The Olympic Games in London have sparked interest from fraudsters, with a raft of sites supposedly offering live video streams of events, according to a security vendor.

Apple charges Samsung doesn't know what goes on in its chips

Samsung Electronics is assuming that technology in the iPad and iPhone violates its patents without knowing the actual processes in the devices' chipsets, Apple claimed in court.

Samsung: Apple refused to negotiate to license 3G patents

Samsung Electronics accused Apple of refusing to enter into negotiations to license essential 3G patents included in the iPhone and iPad during the first day of their patent trial in Australia.

Phishing websites reach all-time high

The number of phishing websites detected reached an all-time high earlier this year, a sign that making fake websites spoofing real ones is still a lucrative trade for cybercriminals.

Dropbox brings in outside team to investigate spam run

Dropbox is investigating reports that some European users are receiving spam to email addresses associated with their accounts.

Nvidia investigating breach of hashed passwords

Nvidia said it is investigating the release of encrypted passwords from its user forums, another significant data breach following recent compromises at Yahoo and LinkedIn.

Twitter loses fight to withhold activist's account information

Twitter has lost a fight in which it challenged a court order to turn over public but now deleted Twitter messages written by an Occupy Wall Street protestor.

Twitter explains outage, apologizes for downtime

Twitter was forced to roll back its software to a previous stable version on Thursday in order to restore service after a two-hour outage.

Australian Judge: iPad customers felt 'short changed' by Apple

An Australian Federal Court judge ordered Apple to pay a fine and court costs to settle a lawsuit accusing the company of falsely marketing the 4G capabilities of its latest iPad.

Apple to pay penalty for 4G iPad claims in Australia

Apple has agreed to pay a 2.25 million Australian dollar (2.21 million U.S. dollar) penalty for allegedly misleading consumers by promoting the 4G capabilities of its latest iPad despite its incompatibility with Australia's only 4G network.

Yahoo implements latest antispam defense

Yahoo is rolling out the DMARC system this week, which helps email providers eliminate bogus messages