Category: Cybercrime

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Capital One Fined $80 Million in Data Breach

Capital One Fined $80 Million in Data Breach

The U.S. Treasury Department has fined Capital One $80 million for careless network security practices that enabled a hack that accessed the personal [...]
Intel Investigating Data Leak of Technical Documents, Tools

Intel Investigating Data Leak of Technical Documents, Tools

Intel is investigating reports that a claimed hacker has leaked 20GB of data coming from the chip giant, which appear to be related to source code and [...]
Twitter Moves to Reduce Reach of ‘State-affiliated’ Media

Twitter Moves to Reduce Reach of ‘State-affiliated’ Media

Twitter on Thursday unveiled new steps to curb the spread of content from "state-affiliated media" used to advance a government's political agenda -- [...]
Porn Video Interrupts US Court Hearing for Accused Twitter Hacker

Porn Video Interrupts US Court Hearing for Accused Twitter Hacker

A court hearing held via Zoom for a US teenager accused of masterminding a stunning hack of Twitter was interrupted Wednesday with rap music and porn, [...]
Colorado City Pays $45,000 Ransom After Cyber-Attack

Colorado City Pays $45,000 Ransom After Cyber-Attack

Lafayette, Colorado, officials announced Tuesday the city’s computer systems were hacked and they were forced to pay a ransom to regain access. Lafaye [...]
Tampa Teenager Accused in Twitter Hack Pleads Not Guilty

Tampa Teenager Accused in Twitter Hack Pleads Not Guilty

A Florida teen identified as the mastermind of a scheme that gained control of Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology m [...]
FBI warns of surge in online shopping scams

FBI warns of surge in online shopping scams

In one scheme, shoppers ordering gadgets or gym equipment are in for a rude surprise – they receive disposable face masks instead The FBI’s Internet [...]
Business email compromise: gunning for goal

Business email compromise: gunning for goal

The evergreen peril of business email compromise (BEC) finds itself in the news once more. This time, major English Premier League football teams almo [...]
U.S. Attributes Taidoor Malware to Chinese Government Hackers

U.S. Attributes Taidoor Malware to Chinese Government Hackers

A malware analysis report published on Monday by the U.S. Department of Defense, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the [...]
Interpol Warns of ‘Alarming’ Cybercrime Rate During Pandemic

Interpol Warns of ‘Alarming’ Cybercrime Rate During Pandemic

Global police body Interpol warned Monday of an "alarming" rate of cybercrime during the coronavirus pandemic, with criminals taking advantage of peop [...]
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