Hacking America


  • Top Cyber Headlines November 15: DHS Admits Cyberattacks on HealthCare.gov

    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.

  • The Mercedes-Benz Superdome after a sudden power outage during Super Bowl XLVII.

    Security experts warn that facilities nationwide are vulnerable to cyberattack through systems that control a building's operations.

  • Top cyber headlines November 22: The evolving cyber threat

    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.

  • How secure are health care exchanges?

    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.

  • The five legal loopholes hackers are slipping through

    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.

  • Cyberthreat Top Headlines for the Week of September 20

    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.

  • Teaching Kids to Safely Hack

    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.

  • Cyberthreat Weekly Recap: Week of August 9

    CNBC's Scott Cohn brings you the latest from the International Conference on Cyber Security in New York. Former Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff now works as a private contractor. He says private industry must work with the government to protect critical infrastructure. Security Expert, Kevin Mandia, says his firm, Mandiant's report on China has helped to move things along.

  • Cyberthreat Weekly Recap: Week of August 2

    CNBC's Eamon Javers interviews the founder of Black Hat and Def Con, on his request to the Feds to take a "time-out" from Def Con in the wake of revelations by NSA leaker, Edward Snowden.

  • NSA head on surveillance programs

    NSA head Gen. Keith Alexander at the Black Hat conference discusses the NSA's role in surveillance. It's important, he says, to understand the strict oversight that goes on in these programs.

  • Cyberthreat Weekly Recap: Week of July 26th

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the largest credit card theft ever. The alleged hackers stole over 160 million credit and debit card numbers.

  • U.S. prosecutors said Thursday they have launched the country's largest hacking fraud case and charged six men with credit card theft.

  • The cost of hack attacks

    Apple's developer website shut down after hackers tried to steal sensitive information from the site. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports CSIS and McAfee have partnered to study the cost of cybercrime.


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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