Children's data is showing up more often on the dark web

Jan 11, 2022
Some financial and cybersecurity experts say one of the best ways to combat ID theft is to freeze your credit — including your children's.
Retired dentist Anu Minocha with her family. She has frozen her kids' credit accounts, which is what experts recommend as one way to stop criminals from using data to do anything that requires a credit check, once it's in place.
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White House seeks to plug cybersecurity job hole

Aug 25, 2021
The U.S. needs to staff about half a million cybersecurity jobs, according to the Commerce Department.
President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting about cybersecurity in the White House on August 25, 2021.
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Colonial Pipeline hack reveals critical infrastructure risks

May 10, 2021
The Biden administration plans new cyber rules for agencies and contractors involved in critical infrastructure.
Hackers breached the operations of the Colonial Pipeline, which delivers fuel to the eastern United States.
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Remote college creates fertile ground for internet mischief

Aug 21, 2020
Most email hackers going after students want to make a quick buck. But those targeting faculty may be foreign governments.
A student at the University of New Mexico attends a virtual class from her dorm. Online education often involves the use of unsecured networks.
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U.S. accuses hackers of stealing trade secrets, vaccine data for China

The Justice Department indictment says two hackers worked with the Chinese government to steal intellectual property from companies around the world.
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Cybersecurity is still really hard. Full stop.

Mar 1, 2019
But spending more doesn't always mean more protection.
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The 2020 census is going high-tech and online

Feb 14, 2019
Every 10 years, the U.S. government counts every living person in the country. The 2020 head count will be the first U.S. census conducted mostly online. “For more than 200 years, the census has been this pencil and paper activity,” said Issie Lapowsky, senior writer at WIRED. “It’s a really human intensive, really time-intensive process.” […]
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What if the weakest link in election security is ... confidence?

Oct 25, 2018
We take a look at what states are doing to prepare for the midterm elections.
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Voting machines are totally hackable. But who's going to pay to fix them?

Oct 23, 2018
An argument for why voting systems should be regulated — and funded — like public utilities.
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Voting machines are totally hackable. But who's going to pay to fix them?

Oct 23, 2018
An argument for why voting systems should be regulated — and funded — like public utilities.
Voters cast their ballots at voting machines in Las Vegas in 2016.
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