Hackers Observe Iran Nuke Talks and Stick Up NYC Bitcoin Owner

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Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.

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Spies Hacked Iran Nuclear Talk Hotels

Researchers say the malware in play was an enhanced version of Duqu, spyware tied to Israel first identified in 2011. 

Three hotels were infiltrated by the new-and-improved virus, dubbed Duqu 2.0, before hosting negotiations between Iran and world powers over curtailing Tehran’s nuclear program.

Bitcoin Thief Holds Up NYC Man at Gunpoint

A bogus virtual currency buyer the victim met on Craigslist led him to a car, where another man sitting in the backseat pulled a gun and ordered the victim to electronically transfer the bitcoins.

The 28-year-old Bitcoin owner was robbed of $1,100 worth of the digital currency.

Ex-Russian Cop Leading Double Life in Australia Snooped on Girlfriend Using Police Database

The police officer actually was a former Soviet soldier who married a Russian bride, without telling the other woman. His unauthorized use of the police system to snoop on the old girlfriend and her new boyfriend came to light after he loitered around a tree outside the boyfriend’s home.

Roman Eiginson, 53, joined the Australian Federal Police in 2001, a decade after coming to Australia from the Soviet Union.

Major Australian ISP Investigating Database Breach

A system containing customer information maintained by a subsidiary of the country’s third-largest Internet service provider, iiNet, was hacked and is being offered for sale.

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