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Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords

Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published on Tuesday.

08/06/2014

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7 Steps To Stronger Passwords

If you believe that your passwords might have been compromised, change them immediately. One of the best things you can do is to make sure that your passwords are strong.

08/06/2014

Former U.S. President George W. Bush salutes upon arrival at the airport of Gaborone on July 5, 2012. Bush was in Botswana as part of a cervical and breast cancer awareness campaign. (credit: Monirul Bhuiyan/AFP/GettyImages)

Man Charged In Bush Family Email Hack

A Romanian man is facing charges that he hacked into Facebook and email accounts of former high-ranking U.S. government officials and a relative of two former presidents.

06/13/2014

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Survey Finds Cybercrime On The Rise

The hackers are winning, according to a survey of 500 executives of U.S. businesses, law enforcement services and government agencies released on Wednesday.

05/29/2014

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Stores Launch Cybercrime Info Sharing Center

Some of the nation’s largest retailers are banding together in hopes of protecting the personal and financial information of their consumers from hackers and thieves.

05/15/2014

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Anonymous-Linked Man Pleads Guilty

A Dallas man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he shared stolen data and committed other acts in collaboration with the hacker collective Anonymous.

04/29/2014

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Dallas Professor Develops ‘Stealth’ Program To Trap Hackers

Less than a week after a major cyber security flaw left millions of people wondering if their passwords, credit card numbers and even bank account numbers are safe, a University of Texas-Dallas professor says he has come up with a way to put the fear into hackers.

04/15/2014

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Banks File Class Action Lawsuit Against Target

Two banks have teamed up to file a class action lawsuit against Target over its data breach.

02/03/2014

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Experts Say Target Hackers Tough To Find

It does not surprise experts that some debit and credit card numbers stolen from Target’s computer systems may have surfaced during a bust along the Texas border this week.

01/22/2014

According to published reports, the private equity firms that bought Neiman Marcus in 2005 are considering putting it up for sale, or taking the company public. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Credit Card Breach At Dallas-Based Neiman Marcus

The credit card processing company for Neiman Marcus informed the retailer in mid-December about a possibility of customers experiencing unauthorized payment card activity after making purchases at Neiman Marcus Group stores.

CBSDFW.COM–01/10/2014

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Snapchat To Make App More Secure

Snapchat plans to put out a more secure version of its app following a breach that allowed hackers to collect the names and phone numbers of some 4.6 million users.

01/03/2014

Barrett Brown (credit: Dallas County Sheriff's Office)

Probation For Anonymous-Linked Man’s Mom

The mother of a writer and activist connected to the hacking collective Anonymous has been given probation for hiding her son’s laptops from federal agents executing a search warrant.

11/08/2013

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