Hacking America


  • Dangerous website attacks—and how to avoid them Saturday, 8 Mar 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    With identity theft rising, here's a look at some of the most dangerous kinds of attacks on websites. Plus, how to protect yourself online.

  • The most devastating website attacks     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    How safe is your personal information online? CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the top three website attacks that could lead to your identity being stolen.

  • How cybersecurity pros really feel about hackers Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Even as cybersecurity professionals try to fight cybercrime, they can't help but admire hackers' intelligence.

  • What do the brightest think about those on the other side of the cyberwar? CNBC's Eamon Javers reports from the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco.

  • 360 million newly stolen credentials for sale Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    A cybersecurity firm said it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets.

  • New cyberattack could threaten U.S. markets     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers talks with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers about how hackers have tried to exploit any weakness in financial markets' computer networks.

  • 'Dark web' selling stolen data     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:12 PM ET

    In the wake of a cybersecurity firm reporting 360 million stolen credit cards are being sold on the black market, CNBC's Eamon Javers details the "dark web," the network for cybercrime. Javers also comments on the NSA privacy debate taking place within the industry.

  • Top cybersecurity plays     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look at the most innovative and valuable companies in the cybersecurity space.

  • Cybersecurity industry at war with itself Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
    Edward Snowden poses for a photo during an interview in an undisclosed location in December 2013 in Moscow.

    A San Francisco gathering of cybersecurity professionals is underscoring the divide in their community over the NSA. A look at the turmoil.

  • How cyberthieves are targeting online dating sites Saturday, 22 Feb 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    As more users turn to online dating platforms to find love, they need to be cautious. Here are three cyber security traps to avoid.

  • Hackers are turning to online dating to cash in on the search for that special someone. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • VA data breach 'practically unavoidable,' memo says Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 10:56 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    Online privacy of veterans and VA employees—including their health-care and financial data—is in danger, according to an internal draft report obtained by CNBC.

  • Bad business: Dumb mistakes made in cyberspace Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    Even after the recent spate of staggering breaches, companies haven't learned all their lessons on securing sensitive data.

  • Dumb mistakes companies make in cyberspace     Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    A new survey of IT professionals from Trustwave finds that companies still don't have security issues down. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports.

  • Warning of cyberattacks as hackers eye Olympics Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 3:33 PM ET
    Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014.

    With the Olympics under way in Sochi, cyberthieves also are going for gold. The U.S. government has issued a warning about hackers, NBC News reports.

  • CNBC¿s Brian Sullivan reports the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued warnings about cyber security at the Sochi games. Also this week, Target testifies before Congress.

  • Your computer could get hacked by a 'kitten' Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    From "Magic Kitten" to "Energetic Bear," these are the names of some of the world's most active hacker groups, according to security firm CrowdStrike.

  • Dangerous hackers you don't know about     Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Magic Kitten, Deadeye Jackal: These are some of the most threatening hacking groups, according to security firm CrowdStrike.

  • Top Cybersecurity Headlines: January 10     Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports that hackers were busy over the holidays. Among the companies compromised: Skype, Snapchat and Target. Also this week, the IRS announced that investigations into Identity Theft more than doubled in 2013.

  • Was 2013 the year of the hacker? Friday, 27 Dec 2013 | 1:18 PM ET
    Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden during an interview at an undisclosed location in Moscow.

    Cybercriminals were busy in 2013, hacking into everything from banks to personal data. A look back plus, what to watch for in 2014.


  • CNBC's senior correspondent and lead investigative reporter, Scott Cohn also appears on "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," the "Today" and on MSNBC.

  • Co-anchor of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street," David Faber also is a co-producer of CNBC's original documentaries.

  • Eamon Javers is a reporter based at CNBC's Washington, D.C. bureau, appearing on business day programming and contributes to CNBC.com.

Investigations Inc.: Cyber Espionage

  • When a person enters information on a website, like an email or credit card, it gets stored in that company’s data base. Those web-based forms are a simple tool for users, but they are also another way hackers can exploit a company’s system. Instead of inputting a name into the website, cyber spies can put in a specially crafted text that may cause the database to execute the code instead of simply storing it, Alperovitch said. The result is a “malicious takeover of the system,” he said.

    By attacking business computer networks, hackers are accessing company secrets and confidential strategies and creating huge losses for the overall economy.

  • China is working feverishly to counteract its slowest GDP growth in recent years, and one of the ways it’s doing so, say U.S. officials, is through the theft of American corporate secrets.

  • US businesses are enduring an unprecedented onslaught of cyber invasions from foreign governments, organized crime syndicates, and hacker collectives, all seeking to steal information and disrupt services, cybersecurity experts say.


  • Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

    Why Google's modular phone beats Google Glass as the gadget to keep an eye out for.

  • Facebook's latest moves in mobile have shown how messaging is shifting from SMS texts to full-blown content sharing.

  • Is Google fiber coming to New York? CNBC's Jon Fortt and Peter Kafka, Re/Code senior editor, discuss the possible entrance of Google fiber into the New York marketplace and what hurdles the tech giant will have to clear.

Technology Explained

  • In conventional terms, front running is something that happens within a firm. That definition has changed recently.

  • You don't have to be Edward Snowden to hide your email from the NSA. Here is a basic primer on email encryption.

  • Cloud computing means being able to access the Internet anywhere, anytime and being able to use any and all of the data and applications you want.

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