How hackers scored millions in epic heist

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A massive Russian crime ring indicted Thursday stole at least 160 million credit card account numbers, federal prosecutors revealed – the equivalent of at least one account from every card holder in the U.S.

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South Korea on alert after hackers strike banks, broadcasters

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SEOUL — South Korean police were investigating a hacking attack on an Internet provider that brought down the servers of three broadcasters and two major banks on Wednesday, and the army raised its alert level due to concerns of North Korean involvement.

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Why your next ‘Passw0rd’ might not be a password

It’s been a rough year for passwords.

First, 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords were leaked online. Soon after, millions of passwords from eHarmony and Yahoo users were published by hackers. These events exposed untold numbers of accounts to criminals, as many consumers use the same passwords across multiple accounts.  

EXCLUSIVE: The real source of Apple device IDs leaked by Anonymous last week

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A small Florida publishing company says the million-record database of Apple gadget identifiers released last week by the hacker group Anonymous was stolen from its servers two weeks ago.  The admission, delivered by the company’s CEO exclusively to NBC News, contradicts Anonymous’ claim that the hacker group stole the data from an FBI agent’s laptop in March.

Stolen Best Buy passwords being used to buy stuff

If you’ve got an online account with Best Buy, it might be best to change your password ASAP: hacking attempts of accounts on are on the rise, and the retailer has alerted affected customers about the problem, via an email. 

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