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Experts warn that hackers could take over your smart appliances. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Hackers May Come After Your Smart Appliances

We know hackers target computers, but how about your refrigerator, your tires, or even your light bulbs?

08/18/2014

Orange High School in Orange, N.J. (Credit: CBS 2)

Orange High School Student Accused Of Hacking Into Computer System, Changing Grades

A 16-year-old high school sophomore from Orange, New Jersey has been charged with hacking into a school computer system to change grades and attendance records.

06/23/2014

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Hackers Steal User Data From Kickstarter

The crowd-funding site Kickstarter said hackers broke into its systems and stole usernames, e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords.

02/15/2014

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L.I. Teen Accused Of Posting High School Students’ Information Online

A Long Island teenager has been arrested, accused of stealing students’ information and putting it online.

11/23/2013

New York Times Headquarters Building (credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Hacked New York Times Website Remains Down

A hacking group called the Syrian Electronic Army has claimed responsibility for the attack.

08/28/2013

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Officials: 5 Charged In Largest Hacking, Data Breach Scheme Ever Prosecuted

Indictments were announced Thursday in Newark, where U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman called the case the largest hacking and data breach scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.

07/25/2013

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Long Island Programmer Accused Of Hacking Former Employer

A Long Island programmer and systems manager is charged with hacking into his former employer’s computer system and causing more than $90,000 in damage.

05/03/2013

FILE - A voting booth in Fort Lee, NJ (Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Voting Rights Lawyers Press For New Voting Machines In New Jersey

State lawmakers adopted a law in 2005 to replace machines with a kind that would print out voters’ choices, so the voters could verify their selections and there would be a backup in case of a recount. But the requirement was suspended in 2009.

03/05/2013

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‘Anonymous’ Hacks Federal Web Site Over Swartz Suicide

The hacker-activist group Anonymous said Saturday that it had hijacked the Web site of the U.S. Sentencing Commission so as to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who committed suicide in his Brooklyn home.

01/26/2013

West New York Mayor Felix Roque (file / credit: Town of West New York)

West New York, N.J. Mayor Arrested For Allegedly Hacking Into Rival’s Computers

The mayor and his son’s court appearance was not without drama. An ambulance was called when his ex-wife passed out in the courtroom, and then got up saying “that’s my son.”

05/24/2012

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Prosecutors: 6 Charged With Computer Hacking, Other Cyber Crimes In NY

Hackers associated with the group have claimed to be responsible for a variety of cyber attacks on big companies, law enforcement and government agencies.

03/06/2012