Cybercrime

Federal Employee Charged With Hacking Celebrities Info

Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Internet 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

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Iranian Hackers Created Fake Social Network Profiles To Spy On US

The firm iSight Partners uncovered an espionage campaign which targeted more than 2,000 U.S. military and political leaders.

05/30/2014

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San Francisco District Attorney Looks To Create High-Tech Crime Unit

George Gascon is looking to create a high-tech crime unit to combat the increasing problem of cybercrime in the city.

05/21/2014

(Clockwise from top) Chinese military officials Wang Dong, Sun Kailiang, Wen Xinyu, Gu Chunhui, and Heang Zhenyu have been indicted by the United States government for allegedly hacking into U.S. companies. (FBI)

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.

05/19/2014

(CBS)

Bay Area Security Firm That Revealed Target Breach Details Changing Tactics For Cybercriminals

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.

04/23/2014

Shopping carts sit in the parking lot of a Target store. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chase Sets Limits On Customers Who Shopped At Target Stores During The Security Breach

J.P. Morgan Chase is limiting the withdrawals and purchases of its customers who used their debit cards at Target during the security breach.

12/21/2013

(CBS)

Study Says Cyber Crime Increases, Attacks More Malicious

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.

10/08/2012

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris at a 2008 press conference. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Attorney General Creates eCrime Unit

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.

12/13/2011

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