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Cyber Crime

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  • British man arrested in Christmas Day hack attack on Sony, Xbox

    British man arrested in Christmas Day hack attack on Sony, Xbox
    An 18-year-old man in northwest England was arrested in connection with a Christmas Day hacking of Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox Live and Sony Corp.’s PlayStation Network Internet services. British officers working with the FBI arrested the man...
  • High-tech 'Blackhat' remains rooted in old-school filmmaking

    It lures us in with the promise of up-to-the-minute villainy, but the satisfactions of "Blackhat" are surprisingly old school. Directed by the veteran Michael Mann, "Blackhat's" story of computer attacks wreaking all kinds of havoc with established...
  • France sees 19,000 cyberattacks since terror rampage

    Hackers have targeted about 19,000 French websites since a rampage by Islamic extremists left 20 dead last week, a top French cyberdefense official said Thursday as the president tried to calm the nation's inflamed religious tensions. France is on...
  • Beware of 'ransomware,' new report warns

    Security threats to mobile phones grew more diverse and sophisticated around the globe in 2014, while the U.S. in particular saw a surge in the number of encounters with "ransomware," according to a new report.   The data come from a report issued...
  • President calls for timely alerts after data breaches

    President calls for timely alerts after data breaches
    President Barack Obama really took Sunday's Watchdog column to heart. A day after I wrote about some patrons of the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem getting notice about the data breach there 10 months after it happened, the president said the White...
  • Sony's 'The Interview' to get 'freedom edition' home video release

    Sony Pictures Entertainment's "The Interview," the comedy at the center of the studio's hacking woes, is set for release on DVD and Blu-ray on Feb 17, the studio said Wednesday.  The controversial film has been available through video on-demand for...
  • White House renews effort on cybersecurity bill with new proposal

    White House renews effort on cybersecurity bill with new proposal
    In the wake of the hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment and other prominent data breaches, the White House tried Tuesday to jump-start the effort to pass cybersecurity legislation by unveiling an updated proposal aimed at ironing out major sticking...
  • Obama wants 'single, strong national standard' in reporting data breaches

     Obama wants 'single, strong national standard' in reporting data breaches
    In the wake of high-profile data breaches, President Obama proposed legislation to require companies to notify customers within 30 days of discovering that their personal information was exposed to hackers. The initiative was one of several data...
  • What Is Ransomware? A Woodstock Family Finds Out

    What Is Ransomware? A Woodstock Family Finds Out
    The ransomware attack that hit the Florrick, Agos & Lockhart law firm was television fantasy in an October episode of "The Good Wife," but Jim Maloney of Woodstock knows the realities of a computer held hostage. Ransomware, a computer virus that usually...
  • FBI seeks 'ethical' hackers to be 'cyber special agents'

    FBI seeks 'ethical' hackers to be 'cyber special agents'
    To battle hackers, you have to think like one. The FBI said Monday it's seeking technology experts — including those with experience in "ethical hacking" — to become "cyber special agents." "Cyber permeates every aspect of what we do,...
  • Obama wants firms to notify customers within 30 days of data breaches

    Obama wants firms to notify customers within 30 days of data breaches
    President Obama on Monday proposed the first federal standard for data breaches, which would require companies to notify customers within 30 days of the discovery that their personal information was exposed to hackers. In a speech at the Federal Trade...