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Gerry Smith

How Hackers Could Burst The Bitcoin Bubble

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.11.2013 | Technology

Willie Sutton, the famous bank robber, once supposedly said he held up banks "because that's where the money is." Today, the money is in Bitcoin, a...

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Microsoft Takedown Busts Up Global Cybercrime Ring

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.07.2013 | Technology

Thousands of computer users around the world received startling news Wednesday when they tried to search online: their PCs were infected and used by h...

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Why Facebook No Longer Plays 'Whack-A-Mole' With Hackers

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.14.2012 | Technology

Two years ago, Facebook's security team began noticing a surge in a particular strain of computer virus. The malicious software stole credit card info...

Gerry Smith

White House Announces New Efforts To Fight Botnets

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.30.2012 | Technology

The Obama administration on Wednesday announced new efforts to disrupt networks of infected computers that help cyber criminals send spam messages, co...

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Microsoft Raids Offices in Two States To Disrupt Massive Botnet

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.26.2012 | Technology

Cyber investigators from Microsoft, joined by a team of United States marshals, raided offices in Pennsylvania and Illinois Friday to disrupt a global...

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Internet Providers Agree to Fight 'Zombie' Computer Networks

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.22.2012 | Technology

Every month, about four million computers turn into zombies, according to researchers. Unbeknownst to their owners, who have accidentally clicked ...