Monthly Archives: January 2014

Google Offers $3 million to Hackers

Google, which does not take Internet security lightly, has announced its willingness to pay computer hackers up to a total of $3 million to find and exploit its computer software Chrome OS. The company, based in Mountain View, California, said … Continue reading

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Crafty Hackers Find New Retail Target

A Texas company may be the latest target of security hackers.   Irving-based Michael’s Stores, Inc. – the nation’s largest craft store chain – is working with federal officials to investigate a possible data breach, affecting customers’ credit card and … Continue reading

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FBI Warns US Retailers To Expect Future Cyber Attacks

The FBI has warned US retailers about the possibility of further cyber security threats following a spate of attacks against American businesses. In a confidential three-page report seen by Reuters entitled ‘Recent Cyber Intrusion Events Directed Toward Retail Firms’ and dated 17 … Continue reading

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A website to protect yourself from cyber criminals

How could you make your family or your business safer online? UK Government has the answer and launches an informative campaign named Cyber Streetwise with a new, easy to-usewebsite that will help in the fight against online criminals. This campaign born from Government’s National Cyber Security … Continue reading

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Three-strikes anti-piracy law ‘doesn’t deter piracy’

A study involving thousands of French internet users has found that the country’s “three strikes” anti-piracy policies don’t actually curb piracy. Researchers from the universities of Delaware and Rennes looking into the impact of France’s Hadopi law — which threatened to cut … Continue reading

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CBI hits hackers in global operation

A call from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) two days ago prompted its Indian counterpart to leap into a first of its kind international operation against cyber hackers. Based on inputs from the US agency, officers of the … Continue reading

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Europe and its battle against cyber crime

2013 was the year for new cyber security laws and regulations across Europe. Cyber criminals have hacked NATO, government agencies and corporations for some years and Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) recently announced the hacking of 16 million … Continue reading

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Russia hacked hundreds of Western, Asian companies – security firm

A U.S. cybersecurity firm says it has gathered evidence that the Russian government spied on hundreds of American, European and Asian companies, the first time Moscow has been linked to cyber attacks for alleged economic – rather than political – … Continue reading

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Hackers delight: Worst password of the year goes to ‘123456’

The good news, for computer security experts: People are no longer using “password” as their top password for online files and site entry. The bad news: The new top password is equally unimaginative — “123456.” That’s according to an annual survey from SpashData, … Continue reading

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Commissioner backs cyber crime campaign

t coincides with the launch of a £4million Government “Cyber Streetwise” campaign which encourages people to take safety precautions while shopping, banking or socialising online. The campaign includes a new website and online videos. PCC Martyn Underhill has already pledged … Continue reading

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