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1-800-Hack: Why cybercrime is no longer a dark art

Oct 2, 2013
The whiz kids who break into computer networks are going corporate.
Posted In: hacking, cybercrime

Buying Instagram followers with the help of cybercriminals

Aug 20, 2013
Cybercriminals are selling Instagram followers with help from an old computer virus called Zeus.
Posted In: instagram, social media, cybercrime

Cyber crime costs $100 billion a year

Jul 22, 2013
A study from McAfee, the antivirus and consulting firm, estimates cyber theft and crime costs the U.S. $100 billion annually.
Posted In: cybercrime, antivirus

Is your computer part of a botnet? It's hard to tell

Jun 7, 2013
Microsoft worked with law enforcement this week to shutdown a massive network of computers being used by criminals called a botnet. What is a botnet? And could you be part of one?
Posted In: Microsoft, hacking, cybercrime

Congress considers hacker tactics to fight against cyber criminals

May 29, 2013
How should the U.S. government and companies protect themselves against hackers? One answer is to hack right back.
Posted In: cybersecurity, cybercrime, China, hacking

ATM heist reveals vulnerabilities in global security

May 10, 2013
A band of thieves working across two dozen countries has made off with $45 million. The caper reveals serious vulnerabilities in the banking system
Posted In: ATM, Crime, cybercrime

Thieves stole $45 million in global ATM heist

May 10, 2013
Forget bank heist movies with ski masks and safe cracking. These thieves were high tech.
Posted In: ATM, Crime, cybercrime

Worldwide Internet slows after massive spammer cyberattack

Mar 27, 2013
Internet users around the world have been noticing sluggish responses from even sophisticated computer systems such as Netflix after what's being called the 'world's largest cyberattack.'
Posted In: cybercrime, spam, cybersecurity

For financial gumshoes, tech is the new focus

Aug 16, 2012
The top fighters of financial crime are gathered in San Antonio this week, and it's not just gumshoes. Merchants, credit card companies and banks are well represented.
Posted In: cybercrime

Virus shines light on 'click fraud'

Jul 9, 2012
An estimated 45,000 people in the U.S. may have trouble getting online Monday because of a computer virus. Hackers replaced real ads with fake ones, a crime known as "click fraud."
Posted In: hacking, online advertising, cybercrime

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