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.
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.
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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."
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.
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.
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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.
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