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FBI: BlackShades Infected Half-Million Computers

More than a half million computers in over 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals take over a computer, authorities said as charges were announced Monday.

05/19/2014

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Cyber Thieves Are Stepping Up Their Game And Your Smartphone Could Be Next On Their List

Cyber criminals are infiltrating phones and tablets at an alarming rate. Reports of disruptive software or information gathering malware have increased by six-hundred-percent in recent years.

03/07/2013

Android phone. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Your Mobile Device Could Be Targeted By Viral Vandals

Smartphone and tablet users beware – there has been a sharp increase in the number of criminal hack attacks on mobile devices.

03/05/2013

The keyboard of an Apple laptop. (credit: CBS)

New ‘Ransomware’ Virus Poses As The FBI, Tricks Victims Into Paying Phony Fine

A hot new scam is sweeping the internet, it locks up your computer and demand $200 to fix the problem. The virus has left some web surfers feeling tentative about using their computers.

09/27/2012

Microsoft has safe ways to ensure that your computer is protected. (Credit: CBS 2)

Ask Asa: Beware Of Computer Scammers That Call Your Home Directly

A panicky phone call from someone claiming to help solve your computer problems could wind up being more of a problem than a solution.

07/20/2012