Cyber Crime

Cyber Crime news, information, and how-to advice

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Holding masses of data, cyber criminals face new hurdles to cashing out

Hackers are looking for new ways to get higher margins on stolen data


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CNTL + ALT + Defeat?!? The anatomy of government hacking

Whether you reside in Washington DC or Waco, Texas, the depth of hacking has reached new heights and is affecting how the government runs itself

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Blame China for the NSA's spying campaign on us all

'@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex' explores the origins of the NSA’s war on privacy -- and Silicon Valley's complicity

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The catastrophic state of security in 2014

Can a mega security disaster be avoided? Not if we continue to accept the poor security practices and consequences that persist today

Malware served through rogue Tor exit node tied to cyber espionage group

There is strong evidence the malware dubbed OnionDuke was used to target European government agencies, F-Secure says

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Unlikely hero emerges amid dark times for privacy, security

In a world awash with cyber crime and corporate doublespeak, recent FCC actions are a small cause to celebrate

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The big one: The makings of a global cyber attack

Surprise -- the underlying technology matters less to an attack's success than basic human determination

Cyber espionage group launches sophisticated phishing attacks against Outlook Web App users

Pawn Storm attacks target military agencies, embassies, defense contractors, and media organizations, Trend Micro says

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Ransomware takes malware from bad to worse

To thwart attacks like CryptLocker, you need a multipronged defense; new technology doesn't hurt either

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An inside look at Russian cyber criminals

A new report takes a rare detailed look at Russian hackers targeting online banking accounts

A look at the FBI’s big, bad identification system

Next Generation Identification uses a variety of high-tech tools and algorithms to deal with criminal behavior

Report: LulzSec leader directed cyber attacks while working for FBI

Hector Xavier Monsegur directed attacks against targets in the UK, Australia, Brazil, and other countries

Four face charges of stealing software from Microsoft, U.S. Army, and other tech companies

The defendants allegedly stole information and software on Microsoft's Xbox, Army helicopter training, and games such as Call of Duty

CEO indicted for company's alleged mobile spyware app

The indictment over StealthGenie is the first that is focused on an alleged mobile spyware app, the DOJ says

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Data breaches rise as cyber criminals continue to outwit IT

Security breaches rise again this year, costing an average of $415,000, as security pros fail to keep pace with cyber crime innovation

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Shellshocked: Yes, it's a huge threat, and here's why

InfoWorld's Paul Venezia describes in technical detail what he's seeing on his own servers -- and it's not good

Four no-bull facts about the Shellshock Bash bug

Get the scoop on the security threat billed as the biggest since Heartbleed

Enemies no more, McAfee and Symantec agree to share threat data

Pair join Fortinet and Palo Alto in the recently launched Cyber Threat Alliance aimed at tackling cyber security threats

What you need to know about the Home Depot data breach

Here's a quick run down on the data breach that impacted debit and credit cards used at the world's largest home improvement retailer

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