Russian hacker behind an elite crime forum pleads guilty to multiple charges

Last week, a well-connected Russian cybercrime boss, Aleksei Burkov, pleaded guilty to running an online criminal marketplace and a site that sold stolen credit and debit card data. What's even more intriguing, than the $20 million in fraudulent purc...

How a trivial cell phone hack is ruining lives

On a Tuesday night in May, Sean Coonce was reading the news in bed when his phone dropped service. He chalked it up to tech being tech and went to sleep. When he woke up, his Gmail account had been stolen and by Wednesday evening he was out $100,000.

EA patched Origin security flaws that put millions of users at risk

EA patched flaws in its Origin platform that could have enabled hackers to hijack and exploit millions of users' accounts. The vulnerabilities were spotted by Check Point Research and CyberInt, and once exploited, they could have allowed player accou...

I.D. Theft Protection Perfection with ‘Pagalli’ Fine Leather Wallets


As recently as January 2016 the FTC announced the escalating incidence of identity theft, revealing that it had received nearly 500,000 consumer complaints about identity theft, “representing a 47...

1.1 Million CareFirst User Records Hacked


The CareFirst health insurance company has announced on its website that almost 1.1 million user records have been stolen after their network was a victim of a cyber-attack. Their company had records...

Kevin Bollaert gets 18 years in prison for revenge porn site extortion


USA Today is reporting that Kevin Bollaert, a San Diego man who operated a "revenge porn" site, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for 21 counts of identity theft and 6 counts of extortion.The...

Data breach exposes 4.5 million patients information to Chinese hackers


Information was released today that 4.5 million Community Health Services patients’ data over the past five years was breached in April and June by Chinese hackers.The company serves rural hospitals...