FBI Announces Seizure of Colonial Pipeline Ransom, Cyberattack InvestigationThe San Francisco branch of the FBI announced Monday that it seized the majority of a multimillion-dollar ransom payment to hackers who caused the operator of the nation's largest fuel pipeline to halt its operations last month.
Silk Road: Feds Seize $1 Billlion In Bitcoins Linked To Infamous Silk Road Dark Web Case; 'Where Did The Money Go'Five years after Ross Ulbricht, founder of dark web marketplace Silk Road, received to a double life sentence in prison, federal prosecutors filed a civil complaint Thursday seeking the forfeiture of thousands of Bitcoins seized by law enforcement on Nov. 3 that were valued over $1 billion.
Extradition To U.S. Ordered For Lithuanian Accused Of Tricking Google, Facebook Out Of $100MLithuanian businessman suspected of tricking Google and Facebook out of more than $100 million be extradited to the U.S., local judge rules.
Arrests Made In 'Unprecedented' Cybercrime TakedownU.S. and European officials say they've knocked out a cybercrime group accused of inflicting hundreds of millions of dollars in losses worldwide.
Authorities Warn Ransomware Now Top Cybercrime ThreatEuropean police agency Europol says the threat from ransomware has now eclipsed other forms of online theft.
Starbucks Auto Reload Accounts Become Target For Hackers, Bank Accounts DrainedOne in six Starbucks customers now use mobile pay, many with auto-reload linked to their bank account, which automatically replenishes their Starbucks funds, when they get low. But hackers have managed to drain some customer's account balances, and worse.
Online Holiday Shoppers Beware: Cyber Criminals Preying On Easy TargetsA few wrong computer clicks could land you in trouble this holiday shopping season.
Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Internet PasswordsRussian 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.
Iranian Hackers Created Fake Social Network Profiles To Spy On USThe firm iSight Partners uncovered an espionage campaign which targeted more than 2,000 U.S. military and political leaders.
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.
US Indicts Chinese Military Officials With Hacking After Report From Cybersecurity Firm With Bay Area TiesNever 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.
Bay Area Security Firm That Revealed Target Breach Details Changing Tactics For CybercriminalsCrooks 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.
Chase Sets Limits On Customers Who Shopped At Target Stores During The Security BreachJ.P. Morgan Chase is limiting the withdrawals and purchases of its customers who used their debit cards at Target during the security breach.
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.
California Attorney General Creates eCrime UnitAttorney 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.