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(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

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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

A label for the Microsoft Windows XP operating system is seen on a laptop at a CompUSA store March 22, 2006 in San Francisco, California. Microsoft, the world's largest software company, announced today that it will delay the much anticipated launch of its Vista operating system scheduled to be released to consumers mid year. Vista is expected to release January 2007 to consumers and November 2006 to business customers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

End Of Microsoft Support For Windows XP Spells Trouble For Some

Microsoft ends support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

04/08/2014

A screen image of a spam-filled Pinterest board. (@hermioneway/Pinterest)

Pinterest Accounts Hacked By Spam Showing Women’s Butts, Diet Ads

Multiple accounts of the social networking and media sharing site Pinterest were apparently hacked by a spammer with a fixation on women’s rear ends.

03/28/2014

Stella Miranda of San Pablo got a FedEx delivery with this check. (CBS)

Mysterious Checks From Stanford May Be Linked To Hacking

People in the Bay Area and beyond are getting random checks for thousands of dollars which appear to come from Stanford University, but nobody at the institution seems to know how it’s happening.

03/14/2014

Cassidy Wolf, Miss Teen USA 2013. (CBS)

Miss Teen USA Speaks At RSA Conference About Being Victim Of Cyber Snooper

Cassidy Wolf never expected to become a spokesperson for cyber security, until she became the victim of a creepy cyber extortion attempt.

02/27/2014

(Credit: James Martin/CNET)

Larry Magid: Breached Trust Changes Tone At Moscone Center’s RSA Cyber-Security Conference

Our technology analyst reports there’s a bit of a difference in tone at this year’s RSA security conference being held at The Moscone Center in San Francisco this week.

02/25/2014

A computer keyboard. (CBS)

Larry Magid: White House Developing Anti-Hacker Standards

Our technology analyst says the White House has developed standards it hopes will help key industries protect themselves from hackers.

02/13/2014

The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Olympics In Russia A Hot Spot For Hackers

As people from all over the world are gathering in Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics to watch top athletes, it is also apparently a gathering spot for hackers. There are reports that people are being hacked the second they log onto a Russian network.

02/06/2014

(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Sacramento-Area Man Among 2 Charged In ‘Revenge Porn’ Case

A notorious “revenge porn” website operator from the Sacramento area and another California man have been charged with stealing nude photos from hundreds of hacked email accounts and posting the images online.

01/23/2014

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