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Webroot uncovers thousands of stolen identities

Thousands of stolen identities have been uncovered on an FTP site in New York.

Spam vigilante spat knocks out blog services

A spam dispute has taken out millions of blogs.

Spammers turn on antispam vigilantes

Spammers attacked a Do Not Spam list.

Microsoft, Florida attorney general team on spam suits

The State of Florida filed a five count civil lawsuit against two Tampa, Florida, residents for sending more than 65,000 illegal e-mail messages and running 75 fraudulent Web sites in the last year, according to a statement from the office of State Attorney General Charlie Crist.

IDC: Gamers are gluttons for music, too!

Care for an MP3 with that frag? Companies that want to boost sales of music and portable music players should consider marketing to a growing, but untapped audience -- hard-core gamers -- according to the results of a survey by IDC and IGN Entertainment Inc.

Hackers breach LexisNexis, grab info on 32,000 people

Hackers have compromised databases belonging to LexisNexis and stolen information on at least 32,000 people, according to a statement Wednesday from LexisNexis' parent company, Reed Elsevier PLC.

Antivirus companies report first mobile messaging worm

The first mobile phone virus that spreads using the popular Mobile Messaging Service (MMS) is circulating among mobile phone users with Symbian Series 60 mobile phones, antivirus companies have warned.

FBI says Taiwanese man stole chip designs

U.S. authorities arrested a 35-year-old California man and charged him with illegally sending proprietary data from his employer, a Fremont, Calif. company that makes semiconductors, to a competitor in Taiwan, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California.

MySQL warns users, contemplates changes after worm

Open source database software maker MySQL AB warned its users to tighten security Thursday, after news broke about a new Internet worm that targets Windows computers running the popular relational database, according to a company executive. The company is looking at making bigger changes to harden its product against future attacks, the executive said.

New worm targets Windows MYSQL installations

A new worm-like threat is spreading on the Internet and targeting computers running the MySQL open source database software. Thousands of Microsoft Corp. Windows machines running MySQL have been infected, according to one security expert.

'Phisher' site targets Visa, as holiday scams abound

Security experts are warning of a new Internet scam that preys on Visa credit card holders, using e-mail and a specially designed Web site to harvest customer account numbers and personal identification numbers.