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Business 12 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Facebook helps FBI bust cybercriminals who infected 11 million computers

SAN FRANCISCO: Investigators led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and aided by Facebook Inc, have busted an international criminal ring that infected 11 million computers around the world and caused more than $850 million in total losses in one of the largest cybercrime hauls in history.

TECH 27 May 2015 | 8:00 AM Premium

Cybercriminals wreak havoc on social media

Everything we do on the Internet – making travel plans, keeping in touch with our relatives or seeing what our friends are up to on Facebook – leaves a trail of information about our location, finances and relationships.

TECH 09 Oct 2016 | 11:30 PM Premium

Rise of ransomware

Cybercriminals don’t just want to cripple your devices – they also want to make a handsome profit.

TECH 30 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

2011 will see increased security threats on mobile devices

Security firm McAfee believes that Apple products, mobile devices and social media services will be at the top of the list of targets for cybercriminals in 2011.

TECH 16 May 2018 | 3:30 AM Premium

White-hat hackers to the rescue

Hackers aren't always sneaky, black-hat cybercriminals out to steal information and wreak havoc. Sometimes, they're the good guys – ethical hackers who uncover security flaws to help prevent the bad guys from winning.

Nation 22 May 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Cyberscammers tapping into minds

Cybercriminals are hacking into our psyche, learning more about us, our likes and interest through social media activities, to more effectively prey on us and the companies we work for.

TECH 09 Oct 2013 | 6:47 PM Premium

Suspect in 'Blackhole' cybercrime case arrested in Russia: source

Russian authorities have arrested a man believed to be responsible for distributing a notorious software kit known as "Blackhole" that is widely used by cybercriminals to infect PCs, according to a person familiar with the situation.

TECH 16 Jul 2015 | 11:58 AM Premium

Computer hacking forum Darkode dismantled, 12 charged

US authorities working with law enforcement officials abroad have shut down the Darkode online forum used by cybercriminals around the world and charged 12 people linked to the site, the Justice Department said.

TECH 15 Aug 2018 | 11:44 AM Premium

FBI warns of potential attacks on ATMs around the world: security blog

Krebs on Security blog claims that the FBI has received an “unspecified report” that cybercriminals are preparing to carry out a large-scale global attack on ATMs in the coming days.