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Germany Approves Bill Curbing Online Hate Crime, Fake News

Germany Approves Bill Curbing Online Hate Crime, Fake News

By Kristen Grieshaber | Apr 7
Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new bill that punishes social networking sites if they fail to swiftly remove illegal content such as hate speech or defamatory fake news.

Troll for the 'Lulz'? A Target of Online Abuse Isn't Amused

Troll for the 'Lulz'? A Target of Online Abuse Isn't Amused

By Michael Kunzelman | Apr 1
One morning near the end of her long-shot congressional campaign, 25-year-old Erin Schrode rolled over in bed, reflexively checked her cellphone - and burst into tears.

1.4M Illinois Job Seekers May Have Had Personal Data Hacked

1.4M Illinois Job Seekers May Have Had Personal Data Hacked

Mar 28
About 1.4 million job seekers in Illinois may have had their personal information compromised when one of the state's employment security agency vendors was hacked, the governor's office said Friday.

Was North Korea Behind an $81 Million Bank Cyberheist?

Was North Korea Behind an $81 Million Bank Cyberheist?

Mar 26
North Korea may have played a role in one of the biggest bank heists of all time. The cyber theft happened last February.

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.

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