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The term “hacker” is almost exclusively associated with nefarious activities – from infiltrating email accounts to discovering and preying upon the vulnerabilities of corporate networks. Yet, “good” hackers provide a formidable defense against such threats. After completing educational courses and … Continue reading

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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 we become ever more dependent on our laptops, smartphones and various other means to surf the web, internet crime continues to increase at an alarming rate. There’s no doubt that this rise in cybercrime is linked to organized crime; … 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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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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Ever since it first hit the news in June, the story behind the Stuxnet worm has continued to evolve, gaining importance as new bits of information have come to light.  Some researchers call the malware “groundbreaking” and say that it’s … Continue reading

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In the post-9/11 United States, terrorism is one threat of which every American is all too aware. As the internet becomes more important to every aspect of our lives, a new danger might soon replace the fear of traditional attacks: … 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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