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Cyber Crime

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  • Hackers keep trying new targets in search of easy data

    The health care sector has become the hot target for hackers in recent months, according to researchers at Symantec, a leading cybersecurity company that says it's also seeing big increases in "spear-phishing," ''ransomware" and efforts to exploit newly...
  • WikiLeaks creates online archive of hacked Sony documents

    Sony's hacking problems aren't over yet. Whistleblower site WikiLeaks on Thursday put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment into a searchable online archive. It's the...
  • IT manager accused of hacking into ex-Northbrook employer's emails

    IT manager accused of hacking into ex-Northbrook employer's emails
    A former information technology manager for a company in Northbrook has been indicted for allegedly intercepting and disclosing company emails, and damaging servers maintained by the company. George Turner, 50, of Vernon Hills, was charged with computer...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico Taylor Energy Company now exists for only one reason: to fight an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade....
  • French network's broadcasts hacked by group claiming IS ties

    Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group simultaneously blacked out 11 channels of a French global TV network and took over its website and social media accounts on Thursday, in what appeared to be the most ambitious media attack so far by...
  • French TV network suffers 'powerful cyberattack' by group claiming Islamic State ties

    French TV network suffers 'powerful cyberattack' by group claiming Islamic State ties
    Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group seized control of a French television network, simultaneously blacking out 11 channels and taking over the network's website and social media accounts. The attack appeared to be an unprecedented...
  • Cybercrime fighting group takes down Beebone botnet

    A new group of international cybercrime fighters claimed one of its first kills Thursday, pulling the plug on malicious servers that hijacked at least 12,000 machines, most of them in the United States. The elimination of the Beebone botnet is an early...
  • A Q&A about the malicious software known as ransomware

    Ransomware is a growing threat to computer users, who can suddenly find they're unable to open or use their files when their machines are infected. The malicious software can attack any user — an individual, small business, Fortune 500 company or...
  • State's Computer Security Requires Vigilant Defense

    State's Computer Security Requires Vigilant Defense
    If cybersecurity concerns are not on a list of urgent issues that Connecticut residents and legislators are thinking about, they should be. Hackers are constantly writing computer viruses and other forms of malware with the goals of disrupting our power...
  • Congressman to introduce federal laws to protect consumers

    The need for federal laws that would protect consumers from the effects of identity theft and data breaches is more pressing than ever, as Americans are becoming increasingly reliant on technology — and increasingly vulnerable to cybercrime —...
  • E-file fraud: Identity thieves filing taxes to steal refunds

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. By its very nature, tax season unleashes a certain amount of angst, but this year may produce a higher level of foreboding due to a slew of data breaches that have imperiled electronic filing of tax returns. "Tax fraud this year...