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 •  December 15

Personal information of at least 19 million California registered voters — pretty much every voter in the state — ended up in the hands of hackers who apparently held it for ransom payable in Bitcoin earlier this year, researchers at a German digital security firm reported Friday. It remained unclear Friday whether someone paid the ransom and...

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 •  November 15

The cloud is among likely future targets of hackers, as are internet-connected home electronic devices, says a local law enforcement official who specializes in the field. San Diego County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Varnau is the law enforcement coordinator for the Computer and Technology Crime High-Tech Response Team, that goes by the acronym CATCH. The...

Cyber experts say you can anonymously hire a hacker to wreak havoc. Or your can buy malicious software and do it yourself. The offer is blunt and chilling. An individual by the name of Rent-A-Hacker claims in an online ad that you can hire him to destroy the reputation of any person or business you desire. “If you want someone to get known as a...