Cyber Crime

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'Spam Nation': Brian Krebs' must-read security exposé

In 'Spam Nation,' Brian Krebs explains the inner workings of the world's largest cyber crime operations, with rare courage and scrupulous reporting

Obama revives call for immunity to companies sharing threat data

The president is expected to announce the liability protection and a measure to increase penalties for computer crimes on Tuesday

Obama aims to tighten laws on data hacking and student privacy

The moves come in the wake of the hacks of Sony Pictures and retailers like Target and Home Depot

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The Coder War: Approaches to cybersecurity defense

Looking inside the history of cyberdefense and how NIST is moving the government forward

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4 positive predictions for security in 2015

Sick of the constant drumbeat of data breaches and destructive exploits? There's no magic bullet, but these four measures may help in the coming year

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

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