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Identity Theft Victims Face Months of Hassle

PERSONAL TECH | By Brandon Bailey | Dec 15
It's up to victims to clean up their credit histories and recover stolen funds. On top of lost time, money and emotional energy, victims face the frustration of rarely seeing anyone pay for the crimes.

Holiday Email Scams Target Shipped Packages

CRIME | Dec 11
Emails disguised to look like delivery notifications or confirmation to track an online order are part of holiday phishing. Security experts are warning shoppers about a slew of scam emails that can infect computers and even steal personal information.

Hack Attack on PlayStation: Work of Spoilsports or Cyber-Terrorists?

CORPORATE | By Rhuaridh Marr | Aug 30
When you think of terrorism, images of terrific damage, large-scale loss of life, tragedy and destruction come to mind. But an interruption of multiplayer gaming?

Retailers Beware: Virus May Lurk in Cash Registers

CRIME | By Alicia A. Caldwell and Jeff Horowitz | Aug 23
More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

Amanda Hess Wins Sidney Award for Sexism in Cyberspace

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 21
Slate writer Amanda Hess has won the February Sidney Award for her provocative Pacific Standard essay describing the abuse that female journalists disproportionately encounter online.

Boston P.D. to Gays: Beware Predators on Hookup Sites, Apps

LOCAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 4
Boston Police issued an alert warning that one or more perpetrators is targeting gay men for robbery using online hookup sites and apps.

More Arrests Made in Queens Gay Man’s Murder

CRIME | By David Perry | Mar 21
Additional arrests were made on Mar. 21 in the murders of David Rangel, one of three gay men killed in Queens over the course of the past two months.

Feds: No charges in Pa. school laptop-spying case

PERSONAL TECH | By Maryclaire Dale | Aug 18
No criminal charges will be filed against a suburban Philadelphia school district that secretly snapped tens of thousands of webcam photographs and screen shots on laptops issued to students.

New threat: Hackers look to take over power plants

PERSONAL TECH | By Lolita C. Baldour | Aug 4
Computer hackers have begun targeting power plants and other critical operations around the world in bold new efforts to seize control of them, setting off a scramble to shore up aging, vulnerable systems.

Brazil kidnapping ring used Web to find victims

PERSONAL TECH | By Tales Azzoni | Aug 3
Brazilian police dismantled a kidnapping ring that scoured social-networking sites for victims who appeared to be wealthy, then used profile information to track them to their jobs or favorite bars or clubs.

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