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Cyber Crime

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  • Target CEO stepping down in wake of data breach

    Target CEO stepping down in wake of data breach
    Target Corp. said that Chief Executive and Chairman Gregg Steinhafel is leaving in the wake of the devastating data breach late last year that hurt profits, shook customer confidence in the No. 3 U.S. retailer and prompted congressional hearings. "Today...
  • 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...
  • Illinois hacking competition draws cybersecurity sleuths of tomorrow

    Illinois hacking competition draws cybersecurity sleuths of tomorrow
    Computer programming has long been a hobby of Iraq War veteran Eric Kelly, but it wasn’t until this past weekend at a hacking competition that he realized how good he was. “It was more of a confirmation: ‘You can do this, buddy,’...
  • Michaels data breach could affect south suburban customers

    Michaels data breach could affect south suburban customers
    South suburban Michaels customers may have had their credit card information compromised during a 2013 data breach, according to the company. In a letter posted on the Michaels Stores website April 17, CEO Chuck Rubin said the company's systems "were...
  • Latest cyberscam enables crooks to extract huge sums from ATMs

    Sounding alarm over an especially sinister new wave of cybercriminals, regulators are warning bankers that hackers have succeeded in changing the controls on automated teller machines to enable thieves to make nearly unlimited withdrawals using fraudulent...
  • U.S.: Stop using Internet Explorer until security holes are fixed

    U.S.: Stop using Internet Explorer until security holes are fixed
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the United Kingdom advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers have used to launch attacks. The...
  • New South Florida FBI chief says preventing terrorism is No. 1 priority

    Residents in Florida's nine southeastern counties shouldn't necessarily be concerned that an expert in weapons of mass destruction is leading the FBI's Miami office. George Piro, 46, said Tuesday he'll draw from varied career experiences as the new...
  • 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...
  • UMCP reports another cybersecurity breach

    UMCP reports another cybersecurity breach
    The University of Maryland, College Park suffered a second cyberattack on the heels of the recent theft of personal data for hundreds of thousands of students, staff and alumni, university officials announced Thursday. Ann G. Wylie, who chairs a newly...
  • Possible breach of DMV online customers' credit card data reported

    Possible breach of DMV online customers' credit card data reported
    MasterCard said Saturday said it was investigating reports that the California Department of Motor Vehicles may have suffered a breach of credit card data involving online transactions for agency services. MasterCard is “aware of and...
  • California DMV probing possible breach of customer credit cards

     California DMV probing possible breach of customer credit cards
    The California Department of Motor Vehicles said Saturday that it is investigating a potential security breach of its credit card processing services, but officials said the agency had no immediate evidence that its computer system had been hacked....