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Russian Gang Hacks 1.2B Passwords, Experts Say Expect More

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August 5, 2014
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The gang carried out the largest data breach ever, and experts warn that, increasingly, individuals are powerless to stop the theft of their data. Video provided by Newsy


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1.2 Billion Internet Passwords Stolen

1.2 Billion Internet Passwords Stolen

Reuters - US Online Video (Aug. 6, 2014) — A cybersecurity firm says a Russian gang stole 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords in the largest known breach of online credentials. Linda So reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Celeb Hacking Highlights Password Insecurities

Celeb Hacking Highlights Password Insecurities

AP (Sep. 2, 2014) — Apple says that some celebrity usernames and passwords were vulnerable to hacking, leading to the posting of nude photos online. Experts advise a two-step verification process to protect accounts. (Sept. 2) Video provided by AP
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New York State Data Breaches in 2013 Hit 7.3 Million People, Highest to Date

New York State Data Breaches in 2013 Hit 7.3 Million People, Highest to Date

TheStreet (July 15, 2014) — 2013 was a record year for data breaches in New York, at least according to a report from the New York State Attorney General's office. Public and private institutions in New York experienced more than 900 breaches and more than seven million New Yorkers had their personal information exposed. Threats in 2013 were led by the high profile hacks at Target, where 40 million credit and debit card numbers and 70 million home addresses were stolen nationwide. Database intrusions at LivingSocial and Neiman Marcus followed. The report concludes that organizations in New York State, including businesses, lost nearly $1.4 billion from cyber attacks in 2013 alone. TheStreet's Julia Sun reports from New York. Video provided by TheStreet
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Expect Apple to Debut Smart Home Software and Healthbook at WWDC

Expect Apple to Debut Smart Home Software and Healthbook at WWDC

TheStreet (June 2, 2014) — As Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developers Conference today in San Francisco, correspondent Sergio Quintana offers an on-location preview of what to expect. With Apple's decision to live stream the event sparking many rumors that a big announcement will be made, Quintana reveals what we can expect. He discusses the likelihood that smart home software will be unveiled, the potential of a new iPhone or upgrade to Apple TV and how likely it will be that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will be present to discuss the recent Beats acquisition. He also reveals what he'll be listening for when chief executive Tim Cook gives the keynote address later today. Video provided by TheStreet
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