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Report: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords

Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.

08/06/2014

Authorities say the crooks hacked into hundreds of thousands of computers around the world and stole more than $100 million. (Getty Images)

U.S. Disrupts Hacking Schemes That Stole Millions

The hackers got into hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, stealing more than $100 million from businesses and consumers.

06/02/2014

File photo of computers. (credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

University of Md. Data Breach Goes Back to 1992

The University of Maryland data breach affects fewer than first reported, but it affects students who attended the school years earlier than initially thought.

03/13/2014

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Government to Track Down Thieves in Target Breach

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department is committed to tracking down the thieves who stole information from millions of customers of Target Corp.

01/29/2014

File photo of credit cards on a computer keyboard. (Credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Consultant: Despite Hacks, Info Leaks, Americans Still Lax On Digital Security

Despite news of Internet hacking and scamming incidents, Americans continue to take a relaxed approach to protecting their personal information, especially when on computers and mobile devices. Several experts discuss the potential ramifications of the nation’s generally lax approach to protecting one’s digital information and identity, and the need for increased education and awareness on the matter.

01/09/2014

It's a war game, Wall Street style. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Banks Gear Up For ‘Quantum Dawn 2′ Battle As Cyber Attacks Increase

Banks large and small are girding for an elaborate drill this week that will test how they would fare if hackers unleashed a powerful and coordinated attack against them.

07/16/2013

Signs are growing that the sustained surge in cyberattacks emanating from China is imperiling its relations with the U.S., lending urgency to fledgling efforts by both governments to engage on the issue. (Photo credit PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/GettyImages)

Pentagon: China Continues Cyberattacks Against US Government

Signs are growing that the sustained surge in cyberattacks emanating from China is imperiling its relations with the U.S., lending urgency to fledgling efforts by both governments to engage on the issue.

05/08/2013

The North's Uriminzokkiri Twitter and Flickr accounts stopped sending out content typical of that posted by the regime in Pyongyang, such as photos of North's leader Kim Jong Un meeting with military officials. (Photo credit  DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korean State-Run Twitter And Flickr Accounts Hacked, Depicts Kim Jong Un As Pig

The North’s Uriminzokkiri Twitter and Flickr accounts stopped sending out content typical of that posted by the regime in Pyongyang, such as photos of North’s leader Kim Jong Un meeting with military officials.

04/04/2013

File photo of the FBI seal. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Pursuit Of Hackers Who Took Credit Reports Expands

The digital pursuit of hackers who stole and published credit reports on U.S. politicians and celebrities is crisscrossing at least two continents and includes a San Francisco-based Internet company, Cloudflare, The Associated Press has learned.

03/13/2013

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Obama Administration Announces Plans To Fight Growing Threat Of Cyber Thefts

The Obama administration announced new efforts Wednesday to fight the growing theft of American trade secrets, a broad but relatively restrained response to a rapidly emerging global problem that was brought into sharp focus this week by fresh evidence linking cyberstealing to China’s military.

02/20/2013

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