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Cyber Crime

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  • Obama: Companies should tell customers of data hacks within 30 days

    Obama: Companies should tell customers of data hacks within 30 days
    President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation requiring companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked, a move that follows high-profile breaches at retailers including Target, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus. A...
  • Obama wants 'single, strong national standard' in reporting data breaches

     Obama wants 'single, strong national standard' in reporting data breaches
    In the wake of high-profile data breaches, President Obama proposed legislation to require companies to notify customers within 30 days of discovering that their personal information was exposed to hackers. The initiative was one of several data...
  • Sony works for 3rd day to restore PlayStation after attack

    Sony works for 3rd day to restore PlayStation after attack
    Sony Corp worked for a third day on Saturday to restore services to its PlayStation network as the FBI said it was looking into the disruption, which began on Christmas Day. "We are aware of the reports and are investigating the Sony PlayStation matter,"...
  • What Is Ransomware? A Woodstock Family Finds Out

    What Is Ransomware? A Woodstock Family Finds Out
    The ransomware attack that hit the Florrick, Agos & Lockhart law firm was television fantasy in an October episode of "The Good Wife," but Jim Maloney of Woodstock knows the realities of a computer held hostage. Ransomware, a computer virus that usually...
  • 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...
  • Obama wants firms to notify customers within 30 days of data breaches

    Obama wants firms to notify customers within 30 days of data breaches
    President Obama on Monday proposed the first federal standard for data breaches, which would require companies to notify customers within 30 days of the discovery that their personal information was exposed to hackers. In a speech at the Federal Trade...
  • Defense contractors see opportunity in cybersecurity sector

    Defense contractors see opportunity in cybersecurity sector
    After a year that saw destructive cyberattacks on major U.S. companies, President Obama's call to stiffen America's digital defenses could help bolster the bottom lines of top defense and aerospace contractors facing cutbacks in Pentagon spending. In...
  • New U.S. agency to fight cyberthreats

     New U.S. agency to fight cyberthreats
    Spurred in large part by North Korea's destructive digital hack at Sony Pictures, the Obama administration announced plans Tuesday to create a cyberintelligence center to better respond to digital breaches and threats to federal agencies and private...
  • Report: Cars Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

     
    A new report from Congress says the wireless technology in cars is vulnerable to hacking. The report, headed by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., contends that wireless networks, Bluetooth, telematics systems like GM's OnStar and synced smartphones are all...
  • Sony pictures hack a sign of things to come

    Sony pictures hack a sign of things to come
    The recent hack of Sony pictures is not a cyber Pearl Harbor as some commentators have opined, nor is it merely a criminal violation of intellectual property rights and a source of embarrassment for Sony executives and their Hollywood talent. It is the...
  • Steve Mosko touches on Sony hack at Digital Entertainment World expo

    Steve Mosko touches on Sony hack at Digital Entertainment World expo
    Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television, said the cyberattack against Sony in late November made the company "tougher" and "better." "It was -- without question -- the most difficult thing both personally and professionally that I've been...