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The US has taken one more step in its war on cybercrime. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, and Orrin Hatch, Republican of Utah, introduced the International Cybercrime Reporting and Cooperation Act. According to a press release about the … Continue reading

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As rates of cybercrime continue to increase exponentially, law enforcement agencies will have to enhance their cyber-defenses to effectively fight online attacks. New technologies promise to play an important role in this battle for cybersecurity.  The Federal Office Systems Exposition … Continue reading

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In one of the latest efforts to protect the country’s critical internet infrastructure, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly (422-5) passed a bill designed to strengthen domestic defenses and protect the country from increasingly sophisticated internet attacks. Titled the Cybersecurity Enhancement … Continue reading

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Albert Gonzalez was sentenced to 20 years in prison, the harshest punishment for a computer crime ever handed down in an American court. Yet, despite this small victory in the war on cybercrime, law enforcement officials still face major problems … Continue reading

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As cybersecurity concerns increasingly become front-page news, there is a burgeoning effort to combat cyberattacks with the same defensive tactics employed in traditional warfare. There is, however, a novel complication—finding the attackers in the first place—but should security efforts concentrate … Continue reading

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Cybercrime is a growing problem in our technologically dependent society, costing the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars through scams and phishing schemes and exacting a heavy mental and emotional toll on those affected by instances of identity theft, … Continue reading

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The infamous hacker Albert Gonzalez was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in stealing approximately 130 million credit and debit card numbers. This punishment, the harshest ever handed down in an American court for a computer … Continue reading

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Cyberfraud, an all-too-common phenomenon these days, causes major headaches for any victim. But whereas banks provide protection for individuals who lose their money to cybercrooks, small businesses aren’t afforded a similar safety net.

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While some online users may think that choosing an unsecured WiFi network at a coffee shop or friend’s apartment is a harmless endeavor, there are, in fact, many dangers linked to this kind of risky behavior. An unsecured WiFi network … Continue reading

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The Council of the European Union is contemplating the creation of a cybercrime unit that would foster international cooperation on issues arising from technology-related matters. The centralized agency would bring together law enforcement agencies and other organizations dedicated to fighting … Continue reading

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