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Man charged in US hacking scheme pleads not guilty

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A Russian citizen pleaded not guilty Tuesday to an 11-count indictment charging him and four others with running what authorities have called the largest criminal computer hacking scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.

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James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, speaks at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University, Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, speaks at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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FBI gives new clues tying North Korea to Sony hack

NEW YORK (AP) -- The FBI director revealed new details Wednesday about the stunning cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., part of the Obama administration's effort to challenge persistent skepticism about whether North Korea's government was responsible for the brazen hacking.

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US Postal Service says its data systems were hacked

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it is the victim of a cyberattack and that information about its employees, including Social Security numbers, may have been compromised.

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Internet users browse at a free wifi spot.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Internet users browse at a free wifi spot. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
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7 ways to create better, stronger passwords

NEW YORK (AP) -- With the recent news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it's a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.

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Malicious software expert Sergey Golovanov, with Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, speaks during a “cyber self-defense course” hosted by his firm in east London on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Raphael Satter)
Malicious software expert Sergey Golovanov, with Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, speaks during a “cyber self-defense course” hosted by his firm in east London on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Raphael Satter)
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Eyes on you: Experts reveal police hacking methods

LONDON (AP) -- Law enforcement agencies across the globe are taking a page out of the cybercriminal handbook, using targets' own phones and computers to spy on them with methods traditionally associated with the world's most malicious hackers, two computer security groups said Tuesday.

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US Disrupts Hacking Ring That Stole Millions

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A band of hackers implanted viruses on hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, secretly seized customer bank information and stole more than $100 million from businesses and consumers, the Justice Department said Monday in announcing charges against the Russian man accused of masterminding the effort.

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Cybercrime Survey Says Hacking is on the Rise

The hackers are winning, according to a survey of 500 executives of U.S. businesses, law enforcement services and government agencies released Wednesday.

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Hector Xavier Monsegur, who infiltrated the servers of major corporations, later switched sides to helped the U.S. government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Hector Xavier Monsegur, who infiltrated the servers of major corporations, later switched sides to helped the U.S. government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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Hacker Who Helped Feds Gets No More Prison Time

A computer hacker who helped the government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets and cripple the hacktivist crew known as Anonymous will serve no more time in prison after being sentenced Tuesday to time served.

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EBay Asks Use to Change Passwords After Breach

E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords.

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other federal law enforcement officials are expected to reveal criminal charges Monday in an international cyber-espionage case. (AP Photo/Andrew Winning, Pool, File)
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other federal law enforcement officials are expected to reveal criminal charges Monday in an international cyber-espionage case. (AP Photo/Andrew Winning, Pool, File)
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US Charges Chinese Officials in Cyber-Espionage Case

The United States has brought first-of-its kind cyber-espionage charges against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking into U.S. companies to gain trade secrets.

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