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Lauri Love wins appeal against extradition to US for trial

Lauri Love, the British hacker facing up to 99 years in prison if extradited to the US and found guilty of illegally infiltrating US government computer systems, has won his appeal against extradition health grounds.

News Feature. Case for the defence - Eugene Kaspersky - not a spy?

In a two-pronged charm offensive Kaspersky Lab, and Eugene Kaspersky in particular, held two consecutive events yesterday to bolster the company's position as a reliable and responsible contributor to global cyber-security.

ICYMI: Spyware; US data law; NSA tools hack; Games DDoS'd; Skills gap

In Case You Missed It: Spyware in 1,000 apps; US global data grab; NSA tools used to hack hotels; Warcraft DDoS'd; Students narrow skills gap

Blog: Malwaretech, a black and white case or somewhere in between?

Is Malwaretech, aka Marcus Hutchins, innocent? The FBI says Hutchins wrote the code for the Kronos banking Trojan. Without seeing all the evidence from both sides, it's impossible to know for sure.

Legal and communications best practices to reduce cyber-crime fallout

Sarah Gaunt and Lena Ahad discuss a guide to legal and communications best practices ahead of a cyber-crime.

Russia's Maxim Senakh, Ebury botnet creator, pleads guilty

Senakh plead guilty in United States District Court District of Minnesota for conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and to commit wire fraud.

Yahoo wants to spy on users through smart advertising

Patent reveals firm wants to use billboards to collect people's information

Privacy orgs file brief against US, allies on bulk surveillance

A coalition of privacy organisations are suing the United States and its allies for involvement in a bulk data collection program, which they say violates the European Convention on Human Rights.

Tech big dogs enrolling in Privacy Shield

Google and Dropbox are the latest US tech giants to register with the Privacy Shield.

Is it ethical to use malware when disrupting cyber-crime?

As the FBI declares its malware-like software cannot be malware as it is used with non-malicious intent, we ponder the ethics of the good guys using the same tools as the bad guys.

Phishing scam targets Game of Thrones pirates with fake settlement

A new phishing scam is targeting internet service providers (ISPs) in the UK, US and Australia claiming to be working on behalf of various rights holders, including HBO.

GCHQ admits to hacking in court, says hacking helps stop terror attacks

GCHQ has admitted for the first time that it has hacked computers, smartphones, and networks in the UK and abroad using CNE.

ICYMI: Aviation risk; netgear patch delay; legal threats; android malware variants; SSL weakness

This week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): Aviation risk warning; netgear patch delay; vulnerability disclosure -legal threats; android SMS malware variants; SSL weakness exploited for phishing.

Security expert cancels talk on back of legal threat

Security consultant Gianni Gnesa has been threatened with legal action ahead of a speech at the upcoming Hack in the Box conference in Singapore.

Boeing drone crippled by Hacking Team legal eagles

Failure to see eye-to-eye over a non-disclosure agreement kept Boeing subsidiary Insitu and Hacking Team from creating a drone/spyware chimera.

Information security advice for Team Sky following Chris Froome 'data breach'

Cycling's Team Sky has called in lawyers to investigate the possible theft of performance data for team leader Chris Froome.

US DoJ arrests four men - charges them in connection with $100m worth of hacking IP losses

Third-party vendor route for hackers grants access to US government, Microsoft and games manufacturers.

Securing people: Protection in the age of IoT

The coming Internet of Things explosion is more than your firewall can cope with says Steven Rosen, advising companies to take additional measures to deal with new threats.

Spamhaus seeks arrests of non-EU DDoS attackers

Anti-spam organisation Spamhaus welcomes two arrests in the UK and Spain, and now seeks others outside the EU, which commentators believe is unlikely to happen.

Digital signatures are now legal authentication

But where does this leave anyone whose electronic identity has been stolen as a result of a malware infection?

NSA warrantless tapping to be reined in?

"This is what should happen when a democracy gets the opportunity to check itself in the mirror and recalibrate" - Tony Kenyon, A10 Networks.

European investigators want cross-border legislation to fight cyber crime

Criminal investigators want changes made to European law so that they can fight international cyber crime faster and more efficiently.

Good Technology file lawsuits against MobileIron and AirWatch over patent infringements

Good Technology has filed two separate patent infringement lawsuits against MobileIron and AirWatch.