hackers

Crime

Steer Away from Summertime Scammers

As traveling and summer vacations increase, the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds taxpayers that fraudsters do not take a summer break when it comes to identity theft. Please be aware of tactics such as card-skimming devices, hacking email accounts, phishing schemes, or using false pretenses. ADOR has prepared the following checklist to assist taxpayers:

Legal Beat

The FBI is breaking into corporate computers to remove malicious code – smart cyber defense or government overreach?

The FBI’s latest cybersecurity moves bring the government into new territory – inside privately owned computers. AP Photo/Cliff Owen Scott Shackelford, Indiana University The FBI has the authority right now to access privately owned computers without their owners’ knowledge or consent, and to delete software. It’s part of a government effort to contain the continuing

Technology

Hacked networks will need to be burned ‘down to the ground’

It’s going to take months to kick elite hackers widely believed to be Russian out of the U.S. government networks they have been quietly rifling through since as far back as March in Washington’s worst cyberespionage failure on record. Experts say there simply are not enough skilled threat-hunting teams to duly identify all the government

Opinion

Opinion: Online Piracy Is Digital Looting, and It Needs to Stop

The global pandemic has provided an opportunity to see the best in society: the doctors and nurses who are risking their lives to care for patients; the teachers who are working tirelessly to educate students remotely; and the many volunteers who have sewn masks to help stop the spread of the virus. For the rest

COVID-19

Russia is hacking virus vaccine trials, US, UK, Canada say

Western governments on Thursday accused hackers believed to be part of Russian intelligence of trying to steal valuable private information about a coronavirus vaccine, calling out the Kremlin in an unusually detailed public warning to scientists and medical companies. The alleged culprit is a familiar foe. Intelligence agencies in the United States, United Kingdom and

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