Hacking Into A Hotel Room

A thief hacked into a hotel room at the Hyatt House Houston Galleria in Houston, Texas, on September 7th and stole the room occupant Janet Wolf’s laptop. Ms. Wolf, who ironically enough is an IT services consultant for Dell Computers, returned to her room to...

Credit Union Infected by Its Own DVR

It was recently announced that a credit union, whose identity and location were withheld, became a victim of its very own infected DVR. Thinking they had become the victim of an outside attack, the credit union had actually posted a warning to its customers on their...

Defining Cybercrime

It’s a very commonly used word these days, but what exactly is cybercrime? According to www.technewsdaily.com, cybercrime is defined as, “Any action that uses a computer as a weapon or an accessory in crime, or when a computer serves as the target of the act...

When Facebook Overstays Its Welcome

The writers at a website called TechNewsDaily.com recently published an article called, “When It’s Time to Leave Facebook”. In this article, they discuss the different kinds of Facebook users: the ones who access their accounts a multitude of times every day to...

Another College Victimized By Hackers

A Florida college recently became the next publicized victim of computer hackers. Birth dates and social security numbers were stolen from some 300,000 students and employees of Northwest Florida State College in early October. It is known that at least one hacker...

Gathering Computer Data to Solve Crimes

A plethora of information can be gathered from a computer that has been implicated in the commission of a crime, but it takes people who are specifically educated and trained to extract this data and make sense of it, and computer forensics investigators are those...
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