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Cyber Crime

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  • Watchdog: IRS needs to do more to fight cyberattacks

    Watchdog: IRS needs to do more to fight cyberattacks
    The IRS has failed to implement dozens of security upgrades to combat cyberattacks, leaving the agency's computer systems vulnerable to hackers, a government watchdog told Congress Tuesday. The agency's inspector general outlined the security weaknesses...
  • Malloy Expected To Sign Data-Breach Bill Requiring One Year Of Identity-Theft Protection

    Malloy Expected To Sign Data-Breach Bill Requiring One Year Of Identity-Theft Protection
    In the wake of several major data breaches in recent years at The Home Depot, Target and Anthem, Connecticut's legislature has passed a bill that would provide greater consumer protections. One of the key provisions is at least one-year of identity-...
  • IRS believes thieves who stole taxpayer identities are from Russia

    IRS believes thieves who stole taxpayer identities are from Russia
    IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press. The...
  • Frosh encourages consumer diligence after CareFirst data breach

    Frosh encourages consumer diligence after CareFirst data breach
    In wake of a data breach at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield,  Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is encouraging consumers to be diligent in protecting their private information. Maryland's largest insurer has created a web site, www.CareFirstAnswers.com,...
  • 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...
  • Don't fall victim to telephone scams

    Every couple of days, my mother gets a phone call from someone who claims there's something wrong with her computer. The caller claims they're from Microsoft or some other tech company, tells her that they've discovered something wrong with her...
  • Penn State says College of Engineering hit in cyberattacks

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State University says it was the victim of a cyberattack in which hackers stole usernames and passwords issued by its College of Engineering. Penn State said Friday the FBI notified it of the attack last November....
  • Patients' medical records under threat from data breaches

    Patients' medical records under threat from data breaches
    Your private medical information is under threat. That's according to a study that found almost 30 million health records nationwide were involved in criminal theft, malicious hacking or other data breaches over four years. The incidents seem to be...
  • Former U.S commander: Take nuclear arsenal off high alert

    Former U.S commander: Take nuclear arsenal off high alert
    Taking U.S. and Russian missiles off high alert could keep a possible cyberattack from starting a nuclear war, a former commander of U.S. nuclear forces says, but neither country appears willing to increase the lead-time to prepare the weapons for launch....
  • New Pentagon cyber strategy to discuss nation's offensive capabilities

    New Pentagon cyber strategy to discuss nation's offensive capabilities
    Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter will lay out the military’s new strategy for fighting battles over computer networks Thursday, today, officials said, revealing what analysts say appears be a tougher, more offensive approach to cyber warfare....
  • 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...