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Cyber Crime

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  • Michaels data breach could affect south suburban customers

    Michaels data breach could affect south suburban customers
    South suburban Michaels customers may have had their credit card information compromised during a 2013 data breach, according to the company. In a letter posted on the Michaels Stores website April 17, CEO Chuck Rubin said the company's systems "were...
  • Malware tapped into webcams and spied on victims, prosecutors say

    Malware tapped into webcams and spied on victims, prosecutors say
    Hackers who paid $40 for a sinister software program called Blackshades stole sexually explicit photographs from personal computers, trained victims’ webcams on them using a remote access tool, and even sent threats to victims who tried to block the...
  • Target CEO stepping down in wake of data breach

    Target CEO stepping down in wake of data breach
    Target Corp. said that Chief Executive and Chairman Gregg Steinhafel is leaving in the wake of the devastating data breach late last year that hurt profits, shook customer confidence in the No. 3 U.S. retailer and prompted congressional hearings. "Today...
  • Chinese suspects accused of using 'spearphishing' to access U.S. firms

    That link your boss emailed you: make sure it’s actually from your boss and not a cabal of suspected Chinese military hackers. That’s one of the biggest takeaways from the cyber-spying indictment unsealed Monday by the U.S. Department of...
  • L.A. County finds 3,500 more patients affected by data breach

    L.A. County finds 3,500 more patients affected by data breach
    Los Angeles County officials said Thursday that an additional 3,497 patients may have had their personal information taken in a theft of medical data from a county contractor's office. Eight computers were taken from the Torrance office of Sutherland...
  • FBI's Comey says cybercrime a top priority after China attacks

    James B. Comey, the new FBI director, was visiting the bureau's field office in Indiana recently and was struck by how the invention of the automobile gave old-time Midwest bank robbers like John Dillinger a faster getaway. Today, Comey's FBI is more...
  • DMV investigating potential breach in credit card processing

    DMV investigating potential breach in credit card processing
    The California Department of Motor Vehicles said Saturday that it was investigating a potential security breach of its credit card processing services, but officials said the agency had no immediate evidence that its computer system had been hacked. The...
  • Simple Internet-connected devices can end up in complex online crimes

    Simple Internet-connected devices can end up in complex online crimes
    To keep an eye on his child via his smartphone, Marc Gilbert installed Internet-connected video baby monitors in his home in Houston. One evening, Gilbert heard a stranger's voice bellowing obscenities from the monitor. He disconnected the device...
  • No quick solution to payment card hacking

    Consumers shellshocked by the escalating size and frequency of payment card hacks like the one that recently struck Target aren't likely to get much relief any time soon. If anything, security experts say, the situation will worsen for American shoppers...
  • Hackers give a boost to credit monitoring firms

    Hackers give a boost to credit monitoring firms
    Increasing activity by data hackers has produced millions of victims and one clear winner: the credit monitoring business. Services with names such as BillGuard and Identity Guard report a surge in sign-ups from people anxious to be protected. Nervous...
  • Latest cyberscam enables crooks to extract huge sums from ATMs

    Latest cyberscam enables crooks to extract huge sums from ATMs
    Sounding alarm over an especially sinister new wave of cybercriminals, regulators are warning bankers that hackers have succeeded in changing the controls on automated teller machines to enable thieves to make nearly unlimited withdrawals using fraudulent...
  • What Americans should fear in cyberspace

     What Americans should fear in cyberspace
    A recent Pew poll found that Americans are more afraid of a cyber attack than they are of Iranian nuclear weapons, the rise of China or climate change. Such fears are not only out of proportion to risk; if they take hold, they could threaten the...