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Cyber Crime

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  • Chicago hacker admits U.S. crime

    This article originally ran in print on May 29, 2013. Jeremy Hammond, a prominent Chicago computer hacker, faces up to 10 years in prison after confessing that he broke into websites belonging to law enforcement agencies, military companies and a...
  • Hacker tried to 'sell' BBC server access on Christmas Day

    Hacker tried to 'sell' BBC server access on Christmas Day
    BOSTON (Reuters) - A hacker secretly took over a computer server at the BBC, Britain's public broadcaster, and then launched a Christmas Day campaign to convince other cyber criminals to pay him for access to the system. While it is not known if the...
  • Will this new higher ed idea boost your job punch?

    DEAR JOYCE: My uncle told me about a fairly recent development in distance education -- MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, from name universities that are available free on the Web. Now I read that the non-profit MOOC provider organization Coursera...
  • Digital smarts, 'no wisdom'

    This article originally ran in print on March 7, 2012 At the time of his latest arrest, Jeremy Hammond was living on Chicago's South Side, about three dozen miles and an entire political spectrum away from the conservative DuPage County community...
  • Meet "The Mask": Possibly world's most advanced computer spy outfit

    Meet "The Mask": Possibly world's most advanced computer spy outfit
    Governments. Embassies. Energy companies. Universities. Activists. They've all been victims of what researchers are calling one of the most advanced cybersecurity threats they've ever seen.  On Monday, a Kaspersky Lab security research team released...
  • Hackers can use Snapchat to disable iPhones, researcher says

    Hackers can use Snapchat to disable iPhones, researcher says
    A cyber security researcher has discovered a vulnerability within the Snapchat mobile app that makes it possible for hackers to launch a denial-of-service attack that temporarily freezes a user's iPhone. Jaime Sanchez, who works as a cyber-security...
  • What Americans should fear in cyberspace

     What Americans should fear in cyberspace
    A recent Pew poll found that Americans are more afraid of a cyber attack than they are of Iranian nuclear weapons, the rise of China or climate change. Such fears are not only out of proportion to risk; if they take hold, they could threaten the...
  • Data theft at Target hurt sales, earnings during holidays

    Data theft at Target hurt sales, earnings during holidays
    The massive theft of Target Corp. customer data contributed to a huge drop in fourth-quarter profit as the retailer scrambled to win back the trust of consumers and shore up its hobbled payments system. The Minneapolis-based chain reported that profit...
  • When worried about hackers, cash is king

    Back in the day, a hack was not an act but a person -- a writer who elevated the use of cliches to an art form or an artist too lazy to stray from a tried-and-true formula. Hack now means something altogether different. The mere mention of the word spurs...
  • Revenge porn: A pernicious form of cyber gender harassment [Commentary]

    Revenge porn: A pernicious form of cyber gender harassment [Commentary]
    Being a woman, especially a woman of color, raises one's risk of cyber harassment — the intentional infliction of severe emotional distress through persistent online speech. The University of Maryland studied online attacks occurring on an...
  • Neiman Marcus and Target breaches result in probes and lawsuits

    Officials, banks and consumers all want a piece of Target and Neiman Marcus, filing lawsuits and launching investigations against the two retailers after they reported data breaches. A letter from Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W....