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.
The firm iSight Partners uncovered an espionage campaign which targeted more than 2,000 U.S. military and political leaders.
George Gascon is looking to create a high-tech crime unit to combat the increasing problem of cybercrime in the city.
US Indicts Chinese Military Officials With Hacking After Report From Cybersecurity Firm With Bay Area Ties
Never before has the U.S. Government publicly accused another country of a cyber-espionage. But that’s essentially what happened Monday morning when grand jury in Pennsylvania indicted five Chinese military hackers, following a report from a Bay Area cybersecurity firm.
Crooks have already used the HeartBleed bug to break into a major corporation’s network system. While it’s unclear whether the bad guys stole anything, statistics show cybercrime is on the rise, the crooks are changing tactics, and the playing field has exploded.
J.P. Morgan Chase is limiting the withdrawals and purchases of its customers who used their debit cards at Target during the security breach.
Cybercrime is up six percent from last year according to a new study conducted by the Ponemon Institute. The results released on Monday show cyber attacks have more than doubled over the last three years increasing the financial impact by 40 percent.
Attorney General Kamala Harris said the unit will be in charge of identifying and prosecuting identity theft, cybercrimes and other crimes involving the use of technology.