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California Attorney General warns wealthy businesses are a magnet for hackers. (Getty Images)

Report: California Businesses Targeted By Cyber Criminals

Attorney General Harris says state is a tempting target because of California’s wealth.

03/20/2014

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Computer Whizzes Brainstorm Ideas At Legal ‘Hackathons’ Across The Globe

It used to be that “hacking” was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing — and perfectly legal — mainstay of the tech sector.

02/17/2014

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Starbucks iOS App Stores Customer Information In Plain Text; Target For Hackers

Starbucks’ mobile app for iOS has a security flaw that could allow hackers to steal the users’ username and password directly from the phone without even knowing the users’ PIN.

01/16/2014

Matthew Keys (credit: Facebook.com)

Reuters Editor Denies Giving Anonymous Tribune Co. Login

A Reuters social media editor accused of conspiring with hackers to deface a Los Angeles Times story has posted a statement on Facebook saying he did not commit the crimes he’s accused of.

03/21/2013

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Hackers Increasingly Targeting Public Utilities

California utility officials are warning that hackers increasingly target utilities with cyberattacks that could leave millions of people without electricity, water and other vital services.

03/16/2013

A BART officer aims his weapon at an off-camera suspect during a deadly confrontation at the Civic Center Station on July 3, 2011. (Credit: BART)

Hackers Gain Access To BART Police Union Site; Post Officer Info

Hackers again have targeted a California transit agency that came under fire last week for turning off cell phone service in its stations to thwart a potential protest.

08/17/2011