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Cyber Crime

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  • After Target data breach, beware of thieves and crooks

    After Target data breach, beware of thieves and crooks
    Fraudsters are having a field day. After hackers stole credit card and personal information during the holidays from 110 million Target customers, new horror stories continue to unfold about the massive data breach. Neiman Marcus Group has reported...
  • Report puts Snowden-like leaks as the No. 2 threat to U.S. security

    Report puts Snowden-like leaks as the No. 2 threat to U.S. security
    WASHINGTON — Insiders like Edward Snowden who leak secrets about sensitive U.S. intelligence programs pose a potentially greater danger to national security than terrorists, America's spy chiefs warned Wednesday in their annual report to Congress on...
  • U.S. has launched criminal probe into Target cyberattack

    U.S. has launched criminal probe into Target cyberattack
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Wednesday that it has launched a criminal investigation into the recent cybertheft of more than 110 million Target customers' data, including the credit card numbers of 40 million Americans. "We are...
  • Refrigerator among devices hacked in Internet of things cyber attack

    Refrigerator among devices hacked in Internet of things cyber attack
    These days, even a refrigerator can fall prey to a cyber attack. That's what security firm Proofpoint is reporting Thursday after uncovering one of the first Internet of things cyber attacks, meaning it involved so-called smart appliances that are...
  • Members of hacker group Anonymous plead guilty in PayPal cyber attack

    Thirteen members of hacker group Anonymous have pleaded guilty to charges related to their involvement in a 2010 cyber attack of PayPal, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday. One of the defendants also pleaded guilty to the charges arising...
  • Stolen Target credit cards available on black markets everywhere

    Stolen Target credit cards available on black markets everywhere
    More bad news for folks who used their credit cards at Target during the holiday shopping season. Many of the 40 million credit cards that the company says were part of the data breach are already for sale on black markets around the world. That...
  • Target data theft fuels new worries on cybersecurity

     Target data theft fuels new worries on cybersecurity
    As millions of bargain-crazed customers swarmed through Target stores on Black Friday, one of the most audacious heists in retail history was quietly underway. A band of cyberthieves pilfered credit and debit card information from the giant retailer's...
  • U.S. a laggard in adopting more secure credit cards

    U.S. a laggard in adopting more secure credit cards
    The massive data breach at Target this week has again highlighted how the United States remains a relatively insecure backwater when it comes to credit card technology. Over the last decade, most countries have moved toward using credit cards that carry...
  • Notorious Russian Hacker Attempts to Sell Access to Secret BBC Server

    LONDON -- A notorious Russian hacker offered to sell access to a secret BBC computer server on Christmas Day. The hacker, known by the monikers "HASH" and "Rev0lver," placed notices on underground cyber-crime forums stating that it had hacked a BBC...
  • Target says PINs stolen, but confident data is secure

    Target says PINs stolen, but confident data is secure
    Target Corp said PIN data of some customers' bank ATM cards were stolen in a massive cyber attack at the third-largest U.S. retailer, but it was confident that the information was "safe and secure." The stolen PIN data was "strongly encrypted" when it...
  • No quick solution to payment card hacking

    Consumers shellshocked by the escalating size and frequency of payment card hacks like the one that recently struck Target aren't likely to get much relief any time soon. If anything, security experts say, the situation will worsen for American shoppers...