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Cyber Crime

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  • Lauderdale spends $430,000 on computer security after Anonymous attack

    Lauderdale spends $430,000 on computer security after Anonymous attack
    FORT LAUDERDALE — The city has spent $430,000 beefing up computer security since the hacker group Anonymous attacked the city's websites in December to protest recent city laws regarding homeless behavior. The cyber attack forced the city to...
  • Marylanders' data exposed in scores of hacks

    Marylanders' data exposed in scores of hacks
    It was a typical winter morning on the Twitter feed of Eastern Shore television station WBOC: a stream of messages about snowfall and a reminder to download the station's weather app for the latest updates. Then the Cyber Caliphate arrived. Just after...
  • UCF cyberdefense team earns national honors

    UCF cyberdefense team earns national honors
    The need to train the next wave of cybersecurity experts grew last year as a record number of data breaches hit U.S. retailers. For some area colleges, that has meant efforts to attract new students by jumping in on regional and national competitions...
  • 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...
  • Chris Hemsworth and Michael Mann misfire in cyber-thriller 'Blackhat'

    I can see casting Chris Hemsworth as Thor. After all, he's 6 feet 3, and Hollywood's physique trainers have bulked him up to Marvel superhero quality. And he was acceptable as Formula 1 racer James Hunt in "Rush." His male model looks explained Hunt's...
  • 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...
  • Winter TV preview: 'Better Call Saul' leads pack

    Winter TV preview: 'Better Call Saul' leads pack
    A shifty lawyer, a whiskey-loving clergyman, a dashing knight, secret agents, hackers, lovers, cops and music moguls are among the new characters TV viewers will meet as the winter season launches scores of new and returning shows. As far as I'm...
  • FBI head details evidence that North Korea was behind Sony hack

    FBI head details evidence that North Korea was behind Sony hack
    The head of the FBI said Wednesday that the shadowy hacker group blamed by the U.S. for the computer attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment "got sloppy" and left behind clues that point to North Korea's involvement. FBI Director James Comey also...
  • 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...
  • FBI director confident North Korea was behind Sony 'hack'

    The FBI director revealed new details Wednesday about the stunning cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., part of the Obama administration's effort to challenge persistent skepticism about whether North Korea's government was responsible...
  • 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...