Hackers stole $45 million in bank card breach (Update)
A worldwide gang of criminals stole $45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining cash machines around the globe, federal prosecutors said—and ...
Mathematician models the spread—and prevention—of crime as a wave
(Phys.org)—Crime can happen anywhere, but it usually doesn't. Researchers have noticed that criminal activity seems to be concentrated in self-perpetuating hotspots. Crime leads to more crime. Then, from ...
US banks hit by more than a week of cyberattacks (Update)
U.S. banks have been buffeted by more than a week of powerful cyberattacks, but the mystery surrounding their perpetrators lingers.
App firm say it may be source of Apple breach
A digital publisher said Monday it was likely the source of a data breach which resulted in the leak of personal data from as many as 12 million Apple iPhone and iPad users.
Hackers claim 12 million Apple IDs from FBI (Update 2)
A hacker group has claimed to have obtained personal data from 12 million Apple iPhone and iPad users by breaching an FBI computer, raising concerns about government tracking, but the FBI said it never had ...
Math algorithm tracks crime, rumours, epidemics to source
(Phys.org) -- A team of EPFL scientists has developed an algorithm that can identify the source of an epidemic or information circulating within a network, a method that could also be used to help with criminal ...
India can monitor BlackBerry without codes: report
India has found a way to monitor BlackBerry corporate emails without asking developer Research in Motion (RIM) to hand over encryption codes a report said Wednesday, which could help end a standoff with the ...
'Predictive policing' takes byte out of crime
Crime fighters have long used brains and brawn, but now a new kind of technology known as "predictive policing" promises to make them more efficient.
Some LinkedIn, eHarmony passwords leaked online (Update 3)
(AP) Business social network LinkedIn and online dating service eHarmony said Wednesday that some of their users' passwords were stolen and millions appear to have been leaked onto the Internet.
British anti-terror hotline breached by hackers: police
Hackers have recorded calls between staff manning Britain's anti-terrorist hotline, Scotland Yard revealed Thursday, in the second security breach involving the force in recent months.
Protein 'jailbreak' helps breast cancer cells live
If the fight against breast cancer were a criminal investigation, then the proteins survivin, HDAC6, CBP, and CRM1 would be among the shadier figures. In that vein, a study to be published in the March 30 ...
Hacker 'command' servers seized in US: Microsoft (Update)
Microsoft on Monday said that cyber crime "command" servers in two US states were seized in an ongoing campaign to sever online crooks from infected computers used as virtual henchmen.
Google mulls Japan court order to tweak auto-complete (Update)
Google said Monday it was reviewing a Japanese court order to modify its auto-complete feature to safeguard the reputation of a man who complained it falsely links him to crimes.
'Hacktivists' biggest data thieves in 2011: Verizon
Activists with hacker skills were behind more than half the data stolen in cyber attacks last year, according to findings released on Thursday by Verizon Communications.