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CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the five defendants in the case which the U.S. alleges cyberspying, were all part of The People's Liberation Army, allegedly the most prolific hacking operation of the Chinese military.
The U.S. filed criminal charges against several Chinese officials, accusing them of stealing American trade secrets through cyber espionage.
China's foreign ministry says the allegations of cyber-espionage are made up, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.
Data breaches can threaten executives' jobs, even those of bosses not formally charged with data security. Here's what all managers need to know.
Each company data breach costs $3.5 million on average. For corporates executives the consequences can be even more dire, potentially costing them their jobs. Yet,experts tell CNBC you'd be surprised at what the boss doesn't know. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports.
As artists release summer concert schedules, fraudsters are luring consumers into buying fake tickets. Here's how to protect yourself.
Now that Andrew Auernheimer, hacker nickname "weev" is out of jail, he is starting a hedge fund based on using hacking skills to see what companies have vulnerabilities. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports.
Think your new smartphone is safe from cyberattacks? Think again. Many Android phones are vulnerable, as updates are not widely prevalent.
Infamous computer hacker Andrew Auernheimer is opening a hedge fund that will short companies vulnerable to security breaches.
Buyer beware! Up to 70% of Android smartphones may be vulnerable to hackers. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports.
If you’ve filed tax returns and think everything is OK, guess again. Phone and email scams try to nab your data by impersonating the IRS.
Tax scammers have no deadline, and the Heartbleed vulnerability threatens websites. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports.
Millions of Americans have had their medical records breached since 2009 and the problem is growing. Some warning signs your data have been compromised.
Medical identity theft is a growing problem with 50 million data breaches each year. Also this week, Target is once again facing heat from Congress for its payment processing breach. CNBC's Scott Cohn and Sheila Dharmarajan report.
As millions of Americans file their taxes online, cybercriminals are ready to pounce. Here's how to protect yourself online.
As millions of Americans move to file their taxes online, cybercriminals are ready to pounce. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on how you can prevent a tax fraud.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Virtual reality start-ups are raising billions, and consumer headsets are hitting the market. VR's promise is for real.
Google has patented a way for its driverless cars to communicate with pedestrians and others on the road.
The technological efficiency of terrorist organizations is on the rise, with many popular apps being co-opted by ISIS.