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How To Protect Yourself From A Cyberattack While Shopping Online After Christmas

It’s time for that post-Christmas bargain hunting, but there are some warnings for people shopping on Friday.

3 hours ago

A picture taken on November 29, 2013 in a Parisian store shows the joystick of the new Sony Playstation 4 video game console (PS4). (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Hackers Possibly Attacked Sony’s Online PlayStation Store, Microsoft’s Xbox Site

Sony’s online PlayStation store and Microsoft’s Xbox site suffered disruptions to users on Christmas Day in the latest possible cyber-attacks on the companies.

4 hours ago

Seth Rogen and James Franco talk about their controversial action-comedy 'The Interview,' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA.(Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)

Digital Dilemma: How Will U.S. Respond To Sony Hacking?

The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least one computer in Bolivia previously traced to other attacks blamed on the North Koreans.

12/18/2014

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Anonymous Hackers Take Over Ku Klux Klan Twitter Account, Reveal Members After Ferguson Taunts

As the nation waits for the grand jury to decide whether to indict a Ferguson, Missouri police officer of the shooting death of Michael Brown, the hacker activist group Anonymous has gone after the Ku Klux Klan’s Twitter accounts.

11/17/2014

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Programmer Accused Of Running Online Black Market Silk Road 2.0 Arrested In San Francisco

26-year-old Blake Benthall has agreed to be transferred in custody to New York to face multiple charges for allegedly running the Silk Road 2.0 underground website.

11/06/2014

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Bay Area Security Firm Hires ‘White Hat Hackers’ To Find Vulnerabilities In Digital Systems

Cyber-crime is big business in the digital age, so a Bay Area security firm has hired a sophisticated group of hackers to break into computer systems.

10/23/2014

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Jennifer Lawrence On Celeb Hacking: ‘It Is Not A Scandal. It Is A Sex Crime’

The people who chose to look at nude celebrity photos that hackers posted committed “a sexual offense,” actress Jennifer Lawrence says in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair in its November issues

10/08/2014

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76 Million Households Hit By JPMorgan, Chase Bank Data Breach

JPMorgan Chase said that names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses were stolen from the company’s servers, but only customers who use the websites Chase.com and JPMorganOnline and the apps ChaseMobile and JPMorgan Mobile were affected.

10/03/2014

A screenshot of Gmail. (CBS)

How To Check If Your Google Account Is Among 5 Million Usernames, Passwords Leaked To Russian Bitcoin Site

Nearly five million Google usernames and passwords have been posted to a Russian website, according to a number of published reports.

09/10/2014

A customer pushes a cart with supplies at a Home Depot store. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Home Depot Confirms Data Breach In US, Canada Stores, May Be Largest In History

Home Depot confirmed on Monday that its payment systems have been hacked in a data breach that could affect millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.

09/08/2014

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