The pair were charged in December with making the threats, and now they've confessed. One of them said she was drunk and bored when she sent the tweets, described the threats as "empty", and said she was just goading her victim.
Since Microsoft took positive action against the ZeroAccess botnet at the beginning of December, SophosLabs has been paying close attention to see if the owners would attempt to revitalise the botnet and return it to profitability.
A man decides to snoop on his wife's online activity to see if she's being unfaithful by attaching a hardware keylogger to her PC. He goes after her work machine which is used for sensitive court work, including payment processing. He's a cop. He receives probation and a fine as a punishment. Is that enough?
Chet and Duck look at the security stories that made the headlines over New Year 2013/2014 - from the OpenSSL "hypervisor hack" that wasn't, to the Skype Twitter breach that shouldn't have happened - and explain how we can learn from these mistakes to have a safer and more secure 2014.
The secretive spy court that OKs the US National Security Agency's (NSA's) snooping once again gave the agency a thumbs-up to keep collecting phone records in the midst of recent, conflicting court decisions over whether it's legal.
A study released last week claims that as many as 1.28 million schoolchildren in the UK may have had their fingerprints taken by their school authorities last year, with over 30% of those schools not getting permission from parents first.