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  • What’s Your Click IQ?
    What’s Your Click IQ?
    The recent celebrity photo hacks are an unfortunate reminder of how devastating or embarrassing it can be to have your data compromised. But celebrities are not the only ones getting hacked. Cybercriminals aren’t choosy—they’ll...
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    Chris Hemsworth Fights Cybercrime in Trailer for Michael Mann's 'Blackhat'
    Michael Mann's cyber-thriller Blackhat has been one of the more secretive projects the director has undertaken. Perhaps he's just getting into the espionage spirit of the story, which deals largely with matters of information security in...
  • Russian Organized Crime: Krem D'la Krem of Hackers
    Russian Organized Crime: Krem D'la Krem of Hackers
    The Russians have definitely come…in the world of cybercrime. A Russian ring of hackers has amassed 1.2 billion stolen passwords and usernames involving 400,000 websites. The criminals have also garnered 542 million e-mail addresses.And...
  • Passwords stolen: Russian hackers stole 1.2b passwords, at-risk sites unknown
    Passwords stolen: Russian hackers stole 1.2b passwords, at-risk sites unknown
    Passwords stolen by Russian hackers number over one billion, making this latest cybercrime one of the largest data hauls to date. Over 400,000 Internet sites were targeted, and the massive assemblage of user names and passwords has put millions at...
  • DA: International cybercrime ring targeted 1K StubHub users, stole $1.6M
    DA: International cybercrime ring targeted 1K StubHub users, stole $1.6M
    A New York man and two others from New Jersey are among six people who have been indicted for their alleged involvement in an international cybercrime ring that targeted more than 1,000 StubHub users to fraudulently buy tickets and then resell...
  • What is an Advanced Persistent Threat?
    What is an Advanced Persistent Threat?
    If you’ve ever seen a movie where the bad guys are using ongoing, invasive hacking to spy on their “enemy,” you have some familiarity with an advanced persistent threat (APT).This term usually refers to an attack carried out by a...
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    Cloud Security Lessons From the eBay Breach
    If you use eBay in any capacity, you may recently have received an email asking you to change your password. The online seller is just the latest example of a popular website hacked for its valuable customer data. In eBay’s case, it was for...
  • Ebay hacked: Ebay tells users to change their passwords as personal info hacked
    Ebay hacked: Ebay tells users to change their passwords as personal info hacked
    Online auction site eBay has become the latest cybercrime victim, hacked by computer pirates who gained access to personal information on the site’s 148 million active users. According to a report Wednesday from Reuters, as carried on MSN...
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    China spy allegation situation analysis
    According to The Guardian, Mandiant, an Alexandria, Virginia based firm produced the evidence that the FBI is using to prosecute members of the Chinese Unit 61398 accused of spying and theft. One may wonder why specific individuals are being...
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    FBI Director Comey: 'Criminal epidemic from China’
    In a report by ABC News, FBI Director James Comey may be establishing a name for himself as he declares that he holds solid evidence against Chinese government criminals for spying and stealing from American companies. He claims that the evidence...
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    Chinese proverb: 'Proof is in the pudding' about spying
    Reading the Washington Post report that the US is charging five Chinese military personnel with cybercrime and spying, how does that make you feel? Here is the deal, US companies and organizations alleged that Chinese spies stole their secrets....
  • Online Tax Time Scams: How to Avoid
    Online Tax Time Scams: How to Avoid
    Filing your taxes online is convenient but also comes with some potential security problems. My job as an expert in all things online-security is to spell out what these online tax scam risks are and how to avoid them. As you get ready to file...
  • What is a Denial-of-Service Attack?
    What is a Denial-of-Service Attack?
    You may have heard news reports about popular websites such as CNN, Amazon and Yahoo! being taken down by a DoS attack, but have you ever wondered what DoS means?This common tech term stands for “denial-of-service,” where an attacker...
  • Big Brother and other voyeurs is spying through your webcam
    Big Brother and other voyeurs is spying through your webcam
    Many people know about the webcam spying last year on Miss Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf, and while as Miss California she was preparing for the competition. Her extortionist was apprehended but a local incident appears to be mirrored by NSA activity on...
  • Stolen identities
    Stolen identities are cheap on the darknet
    What a steal: You can purchase a U.S. stolen identity for $25, and an overseas one for $40. Cybercrime is booming. Cybercriminals are competing even against each other. Data theft is becoming increasingly easier, with more and more people gaining...