Hacking America


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

  • New cyber attack could threaten US markets

    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

    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

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

  • 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.

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

  • Online dating traps

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

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • Cyber Security warning: Hackers target Olympics

    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.

  • 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.

  • The dangerous hacking groups you don't know

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

  • Top Cybersecurity Headlines: January 10

    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.

  • 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.

  • FBI Most Wanted cyber criminals.

    The FBI has put out its new "Cyber's Most Wanted" list, saying the new names collectively compromised millions of computers.

  • Fugitives added to FBI Cyber's Most Wanted List

    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.


Investigations Inc.: Cyber Espionage

  • Hacking is often called the biggest danger to the economic security of the United States.has gone on record as calling the cyber threat “one of the most serious and economic and national security challenges we face as a nation.”What was once a series of isolated incidents has now become almost common place in Corporate America. By attacking business networks, hackers are accessing company secrets and confidential strategies and creating huge losses for the overall economy, say experts. Many of t

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

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    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.

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    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.


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