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Expert Wants To Help Nab Russian Password Thieves

The hackers are a tight knit group, 10 or 11. They live in a Russian town, and have real jobs. But in their down time, the cybercriminals have spent the past seven months gathering a hoard of personal data, stealing 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to Alex Holden, Chief Information Security Officer for Hold Security, whose firm uncovered the breach.

08/06/2014

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Hackers Track Public Money Across Borders

A team of journalists, coders and a financial expert pored over local real estate records online Saturday looking for South Florida property purchased by Venezuelan public officials. The hunt was part of a hemisphere-wide hackathon […]

06/07/2014

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Las Vegas Sands Customer Info Hacked

Las Vegas Sands customers have personal info hacked

02/28/2014

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NSA Chief To Talk At Hackers’ Conference In Vegas

The head of the U.S. National Security Agency has faced Congress and presidents in the past, and isn’t expected to budge from the position that his mission is to stop terrorists and that his agency’s surveillance program is critical, even amid a room full of hackers Wednesday at a conference in Las Vegas.

07/31/2013

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“Logging On With Kristen Flowers”

Most Las Vegans are on Facebook but the hacker group Anonymous is threatening to “kill” Facebook. Should we be worried?

FM News 100.5 KXNT–08/11/2011

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Defcon Convention Starts Today

Photo by: ABC News Federal intelligence officials are in Las Vegas this week to try to recruit hackers at the annual Defcon convention.  The National Security Agency, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and […]

FM News 100.5 KXNT–08/04/2011

McDonalds Has Been Hacked!

A number of McDonald’s customers may need a “Happy Meal” as soon as they find out some of their personal information has been exposed by hackers.

12/14/2010

Warning Issued For Gawker Media Users

A heads-up for people who use sites like Gizmodo or other sites sponsored by Gawker Media.

12/13/2010

Government Keeping You Safe On The Internet

The U.S. government is reviewing an Australian program that will allow Internet service providers to alert customers if their computers are taken over by hackers.

10/18/2010

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