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Hackers see IoT devices as easy, lucrative targets, says AT&T

As more companies look to Internet of Things devices and platforms to improve efficiency and reduce costs, cybercriminals are looking at IoT as a lucrative attack vector. In fact, the number of times hackers have probed for IoT vulnerability soared a staggering 458 percent, according to a new cybersecurity report AT&T released Thursday.

Hackers in chains: Class of 2015

Last year, we had a roundup of the longest prison sentences for hackers. This year we decided to document the newest jailbirds while calling attention to the hackers who got their sentences reduced or cut altogether. Here's the latest class of hackers in chains. 

News Scan: Microsoft, Yahoo add opt-out clause to search deal; Healthcare the overwhelming favorite hacker target; More

The top news stories for April 21, 2015.

Don't worry: 'Password' is not the most popular password

Don't worry. The word "password" is not the most popular password out there. People are apparently catching on that passwords need to be stronger. So most opt for … wait for it … "123456."

FBI recruiting for brand new cyber special agent corps

The FBI has been kept plenty busy investigating large-scale and wide-spread data breaches, and is responding by recruiting a new elite corps of FBI cyber special agents.

Happy hackerdays: Watch out for these common holiday scams

Hackers are especially busy during the holiday season, as they try to prey on busy businesses that may not be taking all the necessary steps to secure their networks while signing off for the year and closing last-minute deals.

News Scan: Cybercrime racks up a $100 billion bill; Social networking demographics broken-down; More

The top news stories for Sept. 12, 2014.

Is Home Depot the new Target of data breaches?; Cybercriminals don't want fame and fortune; More

The top news stories for Sept. 3, 2014.

Federal agency releases advice for safely investing in Bitcoin

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a consumer advisory highlighting known scams and shortcomings of cryptocurrencies. The agency also announced it would begin accepting complaints pertaining to specific virtual currencies or companies that deal in them.

News Scan: Russian password thefts have even top security pros nervous; Coding boot camps do pay off, says new study; more

The top news stories for August 11, 2014.