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Crime and Safety - Sun-Sentinel??Our report this week on fraudsters using the grandparent scam to target residents in the 954 area code drew complaints from some readers who described how computer hackers had immobilized their email accounts. Judy from West Palm Beach??said friends??...
Tags: Computer Crime, Email, Fraud, Crimes, Corporate Crime
The Swampby Mark Silva How was Sarah Palin's e-mail hacked? The hacker posed as Palin. After Palin's Yahoo! e-mail address was posted online, the self-identified hacker has reported anonymously at a Web-site where the fruits of his Palin hacking first appeared,......
Tags: Politics, Arts and Culture, Education, Networking, FBI
The SwampWASHINGTON--In selecting little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain has underscored his determination to run as a reformer intent on ending the cozy deal-making of big-money special interests in Washington. But an architect of...
The Swampby Frank James Defense officials have been concerned for years about the threat to U.S. government computer networks posed by cyberattacks from American adversaries whether they're governments, criminal networks or hackers, with particular concern about...
The Swampby Ben Meyerson With all the public interest in President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, it was only a matter of time before someone exploited the attention for harm. According to the computer protection firm Panda Security, someone has made copies...
The SwampBy Mark Silva The White House blames "political groups'' for distributing its emails about health-care to people who complain that they never asked for any White House email, while suggesting that its online health-care "Reality Check'' site has become...
Dining@LargeIf you knew how many rude e-mails I get every day, you would understand why I sometimes get cranky on this blog. It's like people who create computer viruses, as the Zen Master pointed out this morning when I told......
The Swampby Mark Silva In a town where the last vice president maintained that he didn't have to inform the National Archives about the volume of material that his office was classifying as secret -- because Vice President Dick Cheney asserted......
The Swampby Mark Silva Vice President Joe Biden, addressing the European Parliament today in Brussels, urged lawmakers to embrace a U.S. Treasury plan for tracking the finances of potential terrrorists -- and reiterated the Obama administration's commitment to...
KickingTiresMore than 100 cars in Austin, Texas, were hacked and either disabled or had their car alarms go off, apparently the work of a former employee of a car dealership, police said. The vehicles were equipped with Pay Technologies immobilizers,......
Tags: Gaming, Career and Workplace, Vehicles, Employees
Jaron Lanier makes no claim to be a psychic, but he knows what he knows. "Let me give you a headline that will happen in the coming weeks," Lanier, a computer scientist and author alternately credited with coining or popularizing the term "virtual...
The Hartford CourantAlthough she didn't realize it, a surprise package awaited Joriss MacKnight of Cheshire after she was notified last month by FedEx. Or at least she thought it was an email from FedEx instructing her to pick up a parcel its courier was unable to deliver....
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