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Teen Caught At Starbucks After 'Sexually Explicit' Messages To Child: Cops

Posted 02.04.2014 | Crime

A 19-year-old California man propositioned a 10-year-old girl with a lewd request on Facebook over the weekend, police say. Investigators intercept...

Microsoft Claims Major Victory In Battle Against Hackers

Reuters | Joseph Menn | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it had disrupted the largest network of compromised personal c...

Cyber Crime: That's Entertainment!

Dori Hartley | Posted 01.09.2013 | Crime
Dori Hartley

The only thing that prevents a person from committing Internet fraud is conscience, and between cyber crime and TV networks that seek to base afternoon talk shows on this topic, there seems to be very little of that going around.

Protecting Your Identity in a Digital World

Greg Voakes | Posted 09.23.2012 | Technology
Greg Voakes

It's never easy to think about real-world or online theft, but there things we can do to mitigate the risk.

Rapists Sought In Craigslist Ad

Posted 07.17.2012 | Crime

An Idaho man is accused of posting an ad on Craigslist asking men to go to his house and rape his wife. Justin Crawford, 32, allegedly admitted to ...

Here's Some Free Advice: STOP TWEETING PHOTOS OF YOUR DEBIT CARD

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 07.03.2012 | Technology

There are certain things that you should not tweet because they are annoying: your FourSquare check-ins; Instagram photos of your lunch meat; the arti...

Aaron Sankin

Mom Thwarts Craigslist Kidnapping

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.27.2012 | San Francisco

There are few things in this world stronger than a mother's intuition. Twenty-year-old San Francisco Bay Area resident Jeremy Jenkins learned that...

Global Pedophile Network Broken Up By Italian Police

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2012 | Technology

ROME (Reuters) - Italian police have broken up a pedophile network spanning at least 28 countries that used social media websites to swap pornographic...

Organized Crime Moves Online

Yahoo News | Posted 07.04.2011 | Technology

The Internet has become a major tool in European organised crime, which uses it for drugs and human trafficking and money laundering as well as cyberc...

'The Great Cyberheist': A Look At A Notorious Hacker-Informant

NYTimes.com | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

One night in July 2003, a little before midnight, a plainclothes N.Y.P.D. detective, investigating a series of car thefts in upper Manhattan, followed...

Secret Service Paid Credit Card Hacker Albert Gonzalez $75,000 A Year

Huffington Post/AP | Denise Lavoie | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

BOSTON -- A computer hacker who helped orchestrate one of the largest thefts of credit and debit card numbers in U.S. history faces sentencing this we...

RECORD Internet Crime In Japan: Auction Sites Frequent Target

product-reviews.net | Martyn Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

There is a new record for Internet crime in Japan. In an era when we are spending more of our personal and business time online it is no surprise that...

Cyberspace, Bullying And Suicide -- Again

Madeline Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Madeline Wheeler

Phoebe Prince did not have to die. Bullying is another form of hate-crime. It is a problem that can be solved through education and legislation.