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How A School Bomb-Scare Case Sparked A Media vs. FBI Fight

How A School Bomb-Scare Case Sparked A Media vs. FBI Fight

By Raphael Satter | Mar 21
The young hacker was told in no uncertain terms: You are safe with me. But Norm Weatherill was no reporter. He was FBI agent Norman Sanders Jr., and the whole conversation was a trap.

IRS Strikes Back as Agents Make Big Dent in Identity Theft

IRS Strikes Back as Agents Make Big Dent in Identity Theft

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Mar 13
The IRS strikes back: The tax agency reports that the number of identity theft victims plummeted last year after agents struggled for years to combat what has become a multibillion-dollar industry.

Hackers Drawn to Energy Sector's Lack of Sensors, Controls

Hackers Drawn to Energy Sector's Lack of Sensors, Controls

Mar 8
Oil and gas companies, including some of the most celebrated industry names in the Houston area, are facing increasingly sophisticated hackers seeking to steal trade secrets and disrupt operations.

UK Offers Teens Cybersecurity Classes to Fight Attacks

UK Offers Teens Cybersecurity Classes to Fight Attacks

Feb 15
Britain plans to give afterschool cybersecurity training to thousands of teenagers in a bid to protect the country from online attacks.

Russian Hackers Get Burned in Deal with Russia's Spy Agency

Russian Hackers Get Burned in Deal with Russia's Spy Agency

By Vitniza Saldava and Vladimir Isachenkov | Feb 13
For several years a group of Russian hackers have been posting letters and documents stolen from senior Russian officials with impunity. And then the nation's spy agency tracked them down and offered them a deal.

Sentencing of Hacker in $55M Scam is a Rare Win for Feds

Sentencing of Hacker in $55M Scam is a Rare Win for Feds

By Tom hays and Jake Pearson | Feb 13
A prolific Russian-speaking hacker behind cyberattacks that netted an estimated $55 million is facing sentencing by a U.S. judge on a conviction considered an unusual win for law enforcement officials.

Hack Took Down D.C. Surveillance Cameras Days Before Inauguration

Hack Took Down D.C. Surveillance Cameras Days Before Inauguration

Feb 10
In the days leading up to the inauguration, cyber hackers temporarily took over most of the surveillance cameras in Washington, D.C.

Forged Racist Emails Cause Stir at University of Michigan

Forged Racist Emails Cause Stir at University of Michigan

Feb 9
Someone sent racist and anti-Semitic emails to University of Michigan students and made it look like they were from a computer science professor who pushed for presidential election recounts in several states.

University Student Gets 3 Years' Probation in Cybercrime

University Student Gets 3 Years' Probation in Cybercrime

By Joe Mandak | Feb 8
A Carnegie Mellon University student who admitted developing and selling malicious software that allowed others to remotely control Google Android smartphones has been sentenced to three years' probation.

British Officials Arrest 2 in Hacking of DC Police Surveillance Cameras

British Officials Arrest 2 in Hacking of DC Police Surveillance Cameras

Feb 6
Two people have been arrested in London in the hacking of storage devices that record data from police surveillance cameras in Washington, D.C.

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