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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.
Cybercriminals were busy in 2013, hacking into everything from banks to personal data. A look back plus, what to watch for in 2014.
The FBI has put out its new "Cyber's Most Wanted" list, saying the new names collectively compromised millions of computers.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports that the FBI doubled the number of fugitives on its Cyber's Most Wanted list. Collectively, the new fugitives comprised millions of computers to gain millions of dollars.
Cyberthreats are growing and evolving, with spam and malware at record levels last quarter. The report also warned about digital currencies, such as bitcoin.
About 16 cyberattacks have been launched on HealthCare.gov, the Department of Homeland Security says.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports that the Department of Homeland Security admitted that there have been cyberattacks on the federal health-care exchange.
The Plaid Parliament of Pwning team from Carnegie Mellon let CNBC cameras follow members as they work to claim a coveted hacking title.
Security experts warn that facilities nationwide are vulnerable to cyberattack through systems that control a building's operations.
McAfee Lab's third-quarter 2013 threat report released this week warns that spam and Android malware are up over the previous quarter. Also, this week, cybersecurity experts testify before the House that they have concerns about HealthCare.gov. Hacking America brings you the latest on the largest bank heist, with five new arrests announced this week. CNBC's Amanda Drury reports.
The U.S. government shutdown leaves cybersecurity experts fearing the Department of Defense's computer networks may be more at risk.
Cyber experts say citizens should be aware of the potential security pitfalls with the new health care exchanges that debuted this week.
Computer glitches are plaguing online health care exchanges. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the five things you must know about the security of health care exchanges.
The credit and background information of millions of Americans has allegedly been stolen by cyberthieves who hacked into three large data brokers.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports that though hacking costs the U.S. at least $70 billion a year, many cybercrime laws have not been updated. Hacking America presents five legal loopholes that may give hackers a financial incentive.
Actress Lily Collins topped McAfee's list of the most dangerous cyber celebrities of 2013.
Nasdaq officials say a "connectivity" problem was what shut down trading for three hours Thursday, but some cybersecurity experts are concerned that hackers see an opportunity.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports that while there is no evidence that hackers caused this week's NASDAQ shutdown, experts are concerned about the cybersecurity of US markets. Hacking America presents five ways to ensure US stock exchanges are more secure.
With their parents permission, more and more kids are learning how to hack in a responsible manner, with the goal of thinking innovatively.
Children learn computer security, coding and, yes, hacking, at Defcon in Las Vegas. The program is run by r00tz Asylum, a nonprofit aimed at getting children to think innovatively.
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.
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.
Apple and Google are wooing developers to ensure that top game titles arrive first on devices powered by their operating system, the WSJ reported.
These apps can transform your Android smartphone into a powerful personal finance tool.
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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.