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22 December 2014 Last updated at 12:27 ET

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Bitcoin trader Charlie Shrem has been sentenced to two years in jail for indirectly helping people swap cash for bitcoins on the Silk Road marketplace.


Steel worksHack causes 'damage' at steel works

A blast furnace at a German steel mill suffered "massive damage" following a cyber attack on the plant's network, says a report.

TV screen in Seoul showing news report of film The Interview. 22 Dec 2014North Korea threatens US over Sony

North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber-attacks.

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