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cybercriminals

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How to catch a cyberthief

What does it take to catch cybercriminals who hack into computers to steal personal and financial information? CNET's Kara Tsuboi takes us inside Microsoft's Cybercrimes Center.

By March 3, 2015

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FBI offers record $3M reward for Russian hacking suspect

The man is suspected of being the mastermind behind the GameOver Zeus botnet, which was used by cybercriminals to steal more than $100 million.

By February 24, 2015

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EU increases penalties for cybercriminals and hackers

Looking to deter cyberattacks on national infrastructure and halt the illegal interception of communications, the European Union toughens its laws.

By July 4, 2013

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Hackers make off with at least $300 million in bank heists

With the help of malware, hackers hit more than 100 financial institutions in 30 countries, says a report released to The New York Times by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab.

By February 14, 2015

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In shift, hackers want your identity, not just your credit card

Data breaches rose 49 percent last year, says a study. And hackers are changing their priorities from short-term spending sprees with stolen card info to long-term mischief with your identity.

By February 12, 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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Obama asks for $14 billion to step up cybersecurity

The president urges Congress to pass legislation that would strengthen the country's hacking detection system and counterintelligence capabilities.

By February 2, 2015

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Silk Road paid off hackers to keep site running

According to testimony in US federal court, more than a few hackers tried to blackmail the illegal marketplace before it was shut down in 2013 -- and at least two were paid off.

By January 29, 2015

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Senators propose law to go after foreign cybercriminals

After a slew of U.S. companies' Web sites were hacked, a group of bi-partisan senators is looking at getting a new law passed that combats cyber-theft by foreign governments and hackers.

By May 7, 2013

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Security in 2015: Will you care about the next big breach?

From Target to Home Depot to JPMorgan, this year was a bad one for massive security breaches. Expect more of the same next year.

By December 28, 2014