Judgment day for head of used phone scheme: pay up $42 million 

He earned millions scamming people & now he has to pay it back, says judge.   ***Updated on 5-22-17 at 1:45 pm with new information from the FTC about what…

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Did cyber ‘ghost’ haunt beauty site?

Undercover criminals intercepted credit card payments at high-end cosmetics store online, the company reported.   For some, it’s a guilty pleasure. They buy ancient Japanese beauty secrets in the form…

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Don’t fall for the double-digit phone scam

Scam calls are tricking people into setting up temporary phone numbers for crooks.   You post an ad to sell something — your car, your bike, that bedroom set you…

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Surviving WannaCry ransomware — for beginners

What you need to know to protect yourself when you don’t know much about computers.   You really don’t want this to be you — the guy or gal who just…

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Aggressive ransomware rages through computers around the world in massive attack

What is happening and what to do about it.   You can watch the map live, as the ransomware some call “WannaCry” attacks computer systems around the world — and close…

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What can you learn about safety from political cyber hacking?

A former counterintelligence operative gives insight into how to keep yourself more secure.    Eric O’Neill says he knows a thing or two about catching spies. He worked as a “ghost”…

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