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US targets European bank hackers in mass theft

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June 2, 2014
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A Russian computer hacker is accused of leading a worldwide conspiracy that targeted hundreds of thousands of computers with malware that enabled his group to steal more than $100 million from business and other bank accounts. (June 2) Video provided by AP


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TheStreet (Apr. 28, 2014) — Microsoft has warned of a flaw in all versions of Internet Explorer which could leave a significant number of internet users vulnerable to attack. FireEye, the security company which identified the flaw, said hackers are focusing on versions 9 through 11, which means around 26% of global browser use. Hackers are targeting browser users by luring them to click on malicious websites or downloads. Once in, hackers could remotely install viruses or even harvest private information. Video provided by TheStreet
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California Law on Anti-Theft Switch for Smartphones Goes to Governor

California Law on Anti-Theft Switch for Smartphones Goes to Governor

TheStreet (Aug. 12, 2014) — A California law which will require smartphones to have a switch allowing users to render the device inoperable when stolen is in the final approval stage. The California Senate passed the so-called kill switch measure on Monday. The bill is now being sent to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. According to the bill's author, theft of smartphones had been growing along its popularity, and two-third of the robberies in the Bay Area involved smartphones. He said, 'Our goal is to swiftly take the wind out of the sails of thieves who have made the theft of smartphones one of the most prevalent street crimes.' If the governor signs the bill, smartphone makers like Apple and Samsung will need to notify the users when the technology becomes available. It would also require wireless carriers to check user name and passwords associated with phones that were once deactivated before the phones can be used again. Minnesota passed a similar bill earlier this year and lawmakers in New York, Illinois and Rhode Island are considering similar legislation. TheStreet's Julia Sun reports from New York. Video provided by TheStreet
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Cyber Security Tips for Safe Surfing

Cyber Security Tips for Safe Surfing

Howdini (Apr. 18, 2013) — The thought of online identity theft is frightening. Hackers can find everything from your banking infomation to your family's medical history, steal it and wipe it away! Personal tech expert Carley Knobloch shows us how to protect ourselves from cyber thieves.
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$2.7M In Bitcoins Stolen From Black Market Site

$2.7M In Bitcoins Stolen From Black Market Site

Newsy (Feb. 15, 2014) — $2.7 million worth of Bitcoins were reportedly stolen from Silk Road 2. Hackers exploited a loophole with Bitcoins that opens them up to theft. Video provided by Newsy
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