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Cyber Crime

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  • Beyond the Heartbleed threat

    Beyond the Heartbleed threat
    The discovery of the Heartbleed bug, an online security flaw that's alarmingly widespread, was just the latest reminder of how vulnerable Internet users are to the mistakes made by others. In this case, a programming error in a supposedly secure...
  • Malware tapped into webcams and spied on victims, prosecutors say

    Hackers who paid $40 for a sinister software program called Blackshades stole sexually explicit photographs from personal computers, trained victims’ webcams on them using a remote access tool, and even sent threats to victims who tried to block the...
  • 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...
  • Cybercrime: Creators, users of sinister Blackshades malware arrested

    Federal prosecutors announced charges Monday against creators and users of a sinister software program called Blackshades, whose flagship feature, RAT, enabled hackers to watch victims in their own homes using their infected computers' webcams. At a...
  • China blasts 'absurd' U.S. charges of cyberespionage

    Chinese government officials on Monday strongly rebuked the U.S. over its claims of cyber-spying by five Chinese military officers, saying the Justice Department indictment was based on  “fabricated facts” and would jeopardize U.S.-China...
  • U.S. indicts five Chinese military officials on cyberspying charges

    The federal indictment of five Chinese military officials for allegedly stealing U.S. corporate trade secrets significantly escalated the cyberespionage battle between the two superpowers — and sharply contrasted their attitudes toward commercial...
  • Chinese suspects accused of using 'spearphishing' to access U.S. firms

    That link your boss emailed you: make sure it’s actually from your boss and not a cabal of suspected Chinese military hackers. That’s one of the biggest takeaways from the cyber-spying indictment unsealed Monday by the U.S. Department of...
  • L.A. County finds 3,500 more patients affected by data breach

    L.A. County finds 3,500 more patients affected by data breach
    Los Angeles County officials said Thursday that an additional 3,497 patients may have had their personal information taken in a theft of medical data from a county contractor's office. Eight computers were taken from the Torrance office of Sutherland...
  • 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...
  • FBI's Comey says cybercrime a top priority after China attacks

    James B. Comey, the new FBI director, was visiting the bureau's field office in Indiana recently and was struck by how the invention of the automobile gave old-time Midwest bank robbers like John Dillinger a faster getaway. Today, Comey's FBI is more...