Following the dark path of drug dealers on the dark web

How investigators took down two dark net powerhouses.   Let’s say you sell illegal drugs on the Internet. Maybe fentanyl, a powerful painkiller that’s lead addiction, overdoses and death. You…

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Students turning to computer attacks to shut down finals 

Tech-savvy college students are pummeling their school systems to disrupt testing.   It’s a time of high stress.  Finals week, when you need to show everything you have — or have…

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What is multi-factor authentication?

  It’s a mouthful — “multi-factor authentication.” What does it mean and why should you care about it? First of all, it’s kind of like a password on steroids. It’s…

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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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