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Latvian Who Co-Wrote Worldwide Computer Virus Can Go Home

PERSONAL TECH | By Larry Neumeister | Jan 6
A Latvian computer code writer who admitted a role in spreading a virus to more than a million computers worldwide, including some at NASA, can return home after serving 20 months in prison.

Ohio Man Allegedly Urged Service Members' Killings Online

PERSONAL TECH | By Eric Tucker and Tami Abdollah | Nov 15
An Ohio man accused of using social media to promote violence against U.S. service members opened at least eight anonymous online accounts in quick succession to make threats.

eBay Hacked :: Online Auctioneer Asks Users to Change Password

LOCAL | May 21
E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords.

Huge ’botnet’ amputated, but criminals reconnect

PERSONAL TECH | By Jordan Robertson | Mar 11
The sudden takedown of an Internet provider thought to be helping spread one of the most promiscuous pieces of malicious software out there appears to have cut off criminals from potentially millions of personal computers under their control.

Feds go global to fight cybercriminals overseas

PERSONAL TECH | By Lolita C. Baldor | Dec 10
Concerned about the rise in this type of sophisticated computer attack from abroad, the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service are beefing up their international cybercrime enforcement, sending agents who specialize in the threats overseas to specifically deal with digital perils.

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