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A computer keyboard. (CBS)

Tech Report: Symantec Issues Warning Against Ransomware Scam

Software security company Symantec has issued a warning against an increasing cyber-threat. According to the company they’ve seen a dramatic jump in ransomware cases.

11/12/2012

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Twitter Mistakenly Resets Some User Passwords

Twitter says it mistakenly reset the passwords of some users as part of a routine security check-up.

11/08/2012

Anonymous

Internet Hackers Busted After One Becomes FBI Informant

The shadowy underworld of Internet hackers was rocked by news Tuesday that one of the world’s most-wanted and most-feared computer vandals has been an FBI informant for months and helped authorities build a case against five alleged comrades.

03/06/2012

City College of San Francisco (CCSF)

City College Of San Francisco Computer Lab Security Breached

The personal banking data from thousands of City College of San Francisco students, faculty and staff may be at risk because of a virus that infiltrated one computer lab – perhaps years ago.

01/13/2012

Hewlett-Packard (CBS)

Tech Watch: Researchers Say HP Printers Vulnerable To Hacking

CNET Editor at Large Brian Cooley said that a new study has found that the devices are susceptible to a hacker attack.

11/29/2011

Police in riot gear stand watch at BART's Embarcadero station. (CBS 5 viewer photo)

BART Protest Leads To Temporary Station Closures

Dozen of protesters gathered on a Bay Area Rapid Transit platforms in downtown San Francisco on Monday evening in response to the agency’s interruption of cellphone service to prevent another protest last week.

KPIX 5–08/15/2011

The hacker group 'Anonymous' allegedly infiltrated the MyBART portion of the BART website Sunday.

BART Prepares For New Protests After Website Hacking

Bay Area Rapid Transit prepared for renewed protests Monday, a day after hackers broke into a BART user website and posted contact information for more than 2,000 customers.

CBS San Francisco–08/15/2011

Tech Report: Medical Hackers Could Wreak Havoc On Healthcare

A security researcher who is diabetic has identified flaws that could allow an attacker to remotely control insulin pumps and alter the readouts of blood-sugar monitors. As a result, diabetics could get too much or too little insulin, a hormone they need for proper metabolism.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/04/2011

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14 Arrested In Hacking Attack On PayPal

14 people have been arrested for allegedly mounting a cyberattack on the Web site of San Jose-based PayPal in retaliation for suspending the accounts of WikiLeaks, according to the Justice Department.

KPIX 5–07/19/2011

San Jose Tech Museum Hacked

San Jose Tech Museum Hacked

The San Jose Tech Museum said that someone broke into three files on its system and stole the names, e-mail addresses, home addresses and phone numbers of up to 800 people who created an account on the museum website.

CBS San Francisco–07/07/2011

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