Tag Archives: cyber security

Video Game Pirate Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison

A 36-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for selling more than 35,000 illegally copied computer games online between 2005 and 2009, according to the FBI. Qiang “Michael“ Bi pleaded guilty July 28, 2010, to one count of mail fraud, one count of copyright infringement, and …

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Cyber Pros Go Gov: OPM to Create Cyber Career Track?

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The Office of Personnel Management is considering creating a separate career track for federal cybersecurity professionals, according to a report on Federal News Radio. Now, most government cyber workers are under the auspices of a career track for IT management, the 2210 series, because a separate classification for cybersecurity doesn't …

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New Breach Exposes Credit Card Details of 110K Customers

Hackers have broken into the website of New York tour company CitySights NY and stolen approximately 110,000 bank card numbers, according to news reports. In a Dec. 9 breach notification letter published by New Hampshire’s attorney general, CitySights NY said the intruder had used an SQL injection attack on the …

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China's E-Commerce Development Takes Nosedive

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More than half of Chinese web users believe online transactions are unsafe, which has had a significant negative impact on China’s e-commerce development, according to industry experts. The China Internet Network Information Center said a recent survey found 50.3 percent of Chinese Internet consumers said they do not believe in …

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Hackers Swipe Info of 2.2 Million Honda Owners

Hackers have gained access to an email list of 2.2 million Honda owners, leading the automaker to warn customers about the possibility of the list being used to extract more personal information from them, The Columbus Dispatch reported. “American Honda Motor Co., Inc. recently became aware of unauthorized access to …

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India's Youth Warned of Increased Cyber Crime

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A police commissionerate in India recently hosted an initiative aimed at creating awareness regarding cyber safety, and in particular to warn girls to not upload pictures on social networking sites to avoid falling victim to cyber scammers. Held in the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra in western India, …

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Possible Jail Time for Email Snooping Husband

A Michigan man who says he found out about his wife’s cheating ways by reading her email on their computer faces trial next month on felony computer misuse charges, according to Detroit Free Press. Leon Walker, 33, who used his wife’s password to get into her Gmail account, could face …

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UK's Cyber Cops Take Down 1800 Bogus Websites

Detectives from London’s Metropolitan Police Service’s cyber crime unit have in the past year shut down 1,800 bogus websites, which were either fraudulent or advertising counterfeit goods, ranging from tickets to Premier League soccer games to Ugg boots and jewelry from Tiffany & Co. The preventative action was carried out …

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Ohio-based Whistle-blower Site Attacked

You do not have to be an infamous, mighty secret-spilling organization to attract the wrong kind of attention. Just ask an Ohio-based web designer, whose whistle-blower site recently fell victim to cyber attacks. Chris Avell, who runs idontgiveascam.com–a whistle-blower site aimed at exposing online business scams– said a DDoS attack …

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Hackers Stand Up for Disgraced Martial Artist

Hackers attacked the website of the World Taekwondo Federation after it punished a 25-year-old Taiwanese fighter for allegedly cheating at the Asian Games, AFP reported. The incident came after the federation suspended Yang Shu-chun for three months after she had been disqualified at last month’s games in Guangzhou for using …

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Major Indian E-Commerce Portal Hit by Cyber Attackers

One of the biggest online shopping websites in India suffered a cyber attack that rendered the site FutureBazaar dysfunctional for 48 hours, The Times of India reports. FutureBazaar CEO Rajiv Prakash said the company is currently working to tackle the problem internally and also taking a legal action against the …

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