Top Russian Cybercrimes Agent Arrested on Charges of Treason ...
A senior official in the Russian cyberintelligence department that American officials say oversaw last year's election hacking has been arrested in Moscow on charges of treason, a Russian newspaper re...
How To Not Get Hacked, According To Expert Hackers
Recently, Kevin Roose got hacked. The hack was so bad that several security experts have told him it’s the worst one they’ve ever seen. This is what he learned.
Russian Hackers of Dow Jones Said to Have Sought Trading Tips
A group of Russian hackers infiltrated the servers of Dow Jones & Co., owner of the Wall Street Journal and several other news publications, and stole information to trade on before it became public, ...
If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy- How to Protect Your Personal Data—and Humanity—From the Government
As government agencies and tech companies develop more and more intrusive means of watching and influencing people, how can we live free lives? I knew we’d bought walnuts at the store that week, and I...
Android flaw 'Certifi-gate' lets hackers listen in on conversations and steal data
The flaw could allow hackers to 'steal personal data, track device locations, turn on microphones to record conversations', the firm that discovered it says.
'Dancing Man' Fat-Shamed By Cyberbullies Gets Own Back At Hollywood Party
A man “fat-shamed” on social media after a video of him dancing was posted online has got his own back by partying with celebrities in Los Angeles. Sean O’Brien was ridiculed by trolls after the video...
Someone stole naked pictures of me. This is what I did about it – video
The issues of revenge porn and hacked photos are part of a larger problem with our relationship to consent, argues Emma Holten
Ransom is the new black – the increasing trend of online extortion
Brian Krebs reported on this a few months ago and it’s about as brazen as you’d expect online criminals to get; give us money or we’ll mess up your stuff. It’s the mob protection racket of the digital...
The scourge of Scamville: Romanian town is the cyber-crime capital of the world - where hundreds of fraudsters rake in millions from gullible online shoppers
The Dom liked to live large. Big cars, big bling rings, a Rolex Oyster watch on one arm, a Jimmy Choo-shoed girl leaning on the other. His suits were so sharp friends joked he shaved with them. He ear...
Cybercrime
Computer crime, or cybercrime, is any crime that involves a computer and a network. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target. Netcrime is criminal exploita...
Digital forensics
Digital forensics (sometimes known as digital forensic science) is a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often in relation to c...
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Personally identifiable information
"Personally identifiable information" (PII), as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a ...
Android flaw 'Certifi-gate' lets hackers listen in on conversations and steal data
The flaw could allow hackers to 'steal personal data, track device locations, turn on microphones to record conversations', the firm that discovered it says.
'Dancing Man' Fat-Shamed By Cyberbullies Gets Own Back At Hollywood Party
A man “fat-shamed” on social media after a video of him dancing was posted online has got his own back by partying with celebrities in Los Angeles. Sean O’Brien was ridiculed by trolls after the video...
Albert Gonzalez
Albert Gonzalez (born 1981) is an American computer hacker and computer criminal who is accused of masterminding the combined credit card theft and subsequent reselling of more than 170 million card a...
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National Cyber Crime Unit
The National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) is a sub-organization of the National Crime Agency in the United Kingdom. The unit combines the Police Central E-Crime Unit (PCeU) of the Metropolitan Police Servi...
Stakkato
Stakkato is the alias of Swede Philip Gabriel Pettersson the alleged perpetrator of a worldwide cyber attack known to have occurred from at least December 2003 until May 2005, targeting a large number...
Phishing
Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electro...
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Malware
Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. Malware is defined by its malicious...