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Companies Employing ‘White Hat’ Hackers To Prevent Data Thefts

It seems like every month we hear about a huge data breach, our credit card numbers and other important information in the hands of crooks. Now more companies are hiring hackers to help them protect their customers.

10/21/2014

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Jennifer Lawrence On Celeb Hacking: ‘It Is Not A Scandal. It Is A Sex Crime’

The people who chose to look at nude celebrity photos that hackers posted committed “a sexual offense,” actress Jennifer Lawrence says in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair in its November issues

10/08/2014

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Massive Hack Of Celebrity Photos A Reminder About Vulnerability

Apple is denying any of their systems, including the iCloud were breached in that mass theft of celebrity photos.

09/02/2014

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Why We Shouldn’t Click on Jennifer Lawrence’s Nude Personal Photos

by Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) – “It’s very hard to leak a naked picture that hasn’t been taken,” wrote Michael Messinger of Chicago on Facebook. “She has every right to take naked selfies if she chooses. […]

09/02/2014

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Cyber-Crime Becoming Top Priority For Federal Law Enforcement

In his original report, Brad Edwards goes one-on-one with the region’s top cyber cop and exposes the risks you may not even realize you face.

02/18/2014

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Kirk Wants Major Credit Card Hackers To Face 25 Years In Prison

In the wake of the massive theft of information from Target customers, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has proposed tougher federal penalties for computer hackers who steal credit card numbers.

02/04/2014

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Suburban Man Avoids Bank Account Scam From Phone Hackers

A St. Charles man has avoided being scammed by hackers who apparently commandeered an Alabama telephone number to try to raid bank accounts nationwide.

06/03/2013

Jeremy Hammond, seen in a mugshot after he was arrested for his part in damaging a 2016 Olympic banner at Daley Plaza during the push to host the games in 2010, has been charged as part of an international computer hacking ring. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Chicago Man Pleads Guilty In New York Hacking Case

A self-described anarchist and “hacktivist” from Chicago pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges he illegally accessed computer systems of law enforcement agencies and government contractors.

05/28/2013