Charges: Man Paid Hackers To Sabotage Ex-EmployerThe FBI says the case represents a growing form of cybercrime in which professional hackers are paid to inflict damage.
Kremlin Says Report Putin Involved In DNC Hacks Is 'Laughable'Asked about the report, Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday dismissed it as "laughable nonsense."
Dakota County Goes High Tech To Fight CrimeThe Dakota County Sheriff's Office has created a Electronic Crimes Task Force, dedicated to solving crimes on the Internet, such as a recent "swatting" incident in Woodbury. Captain Jim Rogers says the problem continues to grow and change. "Back in 2003, a 20 or 40 gigabyte hard drive was big, now we are talking about terabyte hard drives," Rogers said.
President Obama Hosts First-Ever Cybersecurity SummitCyber crimes cost businesses $13 million a year and also hurt consumers by stealing their personal information. That's why President Barack Obama -- along with top executives, law enforcement and privacy experts -- is trying to increase privacy guards to protect companies against hackers.
Good Question: How Often Do Hackers Get Caught?The White House said Thursday it believes "a sophisticated actor" with "malicious intent" was behind the Sony hack. But a White House spokesman said it won't blame North Korea. Over the past few years, there have been several high-profile cyber crimes against large companies, including Target and Home Depot, that have resulted in little, if no, consequences for the criminals.