235 Results for

Cybercrime

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US disrupts $100M GameOver Zeus malware cybercrime ring

Suspected Russian hacker is accused of creating botnet that infected as many as 1 million computers worldwide in order to steal more than $100 million.

By June 2, 2014

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US charges 5 more in $45M global cybercrime scheme

Prosecutors say the defendants participated in a crime ring that robbed thousands of ATMs using bogus magnetic strip cards.

By November 18, 2013

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Ban encrypted messages? Why UK prime minister's plan won't work

David Cameron faces criticism for vowing to target encrypted messaging apps, and President Obama stirs up privacy concerns with his latest plan to fight cybercrime.

By January 13, 2015

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Your computer and smartphone, held hostage

Cybercriminals are making their attacks personal, remotely locking your computers and smartphones until you pay a hefty ransom.

By January 19, 2015

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9m Brits were the victim of cybercrime in the last year

A survey found more than 9 million of us have been victims of cybercrime, with some losing more than £10,000.

By August 25, 2013

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Microsoft combats tech support scammers with lawsuit

The software giant is trying to crack down on scammers that allegedly took advantage of consumers by claiming their PCs were infected with malware.

By December 19, 2014

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Cybercrime costing economy up to $500B a year, study finds

Real-world losses due to cybercrime add up to between $100 billion and $500 billion globally, and more than 500,000 jobs in the U.S. alone, according to report commissioned by McAfee.

By July 23, 2013

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Blizzard's big challenge: Duplicating the success of World of Warcraft

One of the most successful video games ever made is a decade old. What's Blizzard's next act?

By November 6, 2014

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Interview with a DDoS troll: Meet 'the Gods of the Internet'

DDoS attacks are a way to keep corrupt corporations honest, according to an anonymous member of DerpTrolling, who gives us an inside look at the self-proclaimed gods of the Internet.

By October 7, 2014

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Give up firstborn for free Wi-Fi? Some click 'I agree'

An Internet security experiment reveals just how careless people can be about their use of public Wi-Fi hotspots.

By September 30, 2014