“Zombie bots’ are coming for lonely singles on Valentine’s Day

America’s lonely hearts are more likely than ever to catch a virus this Valentine’s Day — on their computer. An especially aggressive robot network of 6 million “zombie bots” will be set loose this week ahead of the Feb. 14 celebration — each one with an attractive come-on looking

Criminal cryptocurrency botnets make millions for their creators

In the shadowy world of cyber crime, botnets are becoming increasingly big business. For their creators, the online bots are a way to sit back and rake in the cash. A botnet is essentially a network of private computers infected with malicious software and controlled as a group without

These hackers took down the internet for money and revenge

Last year, hackers used a network of hundreds of thousands of hijacked devices to take major portions of the internet offline for hours. The Mirai botnet, as it’s called, conscripted routers, smart fridges and CCTV cameras to take down vital services that power companies like PayPal and Netflix. New

Cybercrime is only going to get worse

If you think 2017 was a bad year for cyberattacks, just wait to see what happens in the coming years, one cybersecurity expert warns. “We’ve only seen the beginning,” Dr. Eric Cole, CEO of Secure Anchor and former CTO of McAfee and Lockheed Martin, told FOX Business. “Cybercrime is

Greece to extradite Russian suspect in bitcoin cybercrime

THESSALONIKI — A Greek court ruled Wednesday to extradite Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik to the United States, where he is wanted in connection with a $4 billion bitcoin fraud case. The three-member panel of judges backed the U.S. extradition request for the 37-year-old, who was arrested while on vacation in

Revenge porn site loses all revenue after exposé

The offshore website that hosts hordes of “revenge porn” — including illegal shots of underage girls — lost its sole source of revenue Friday following a Post expose of its sleazy operation. A Spanish online-ad company said it was pulling its business from Anon-IB — also known as the “Best Anonymous

Revenge porn site leaves trail of innocent victims

Lisa M. can’t walk around her hometown without wondering who has seen her naked. The 28-year-old from Gardner, Mass., was only 17 when her then-boyfriend snapped a couple of topless photos of her when she wasn’t looking. She loved him, trusted him and had no idea he even owned a camera.

This pup is a cyber criminal’s worst nightmare

She has baleful brown eyes and big, floppy ears — but it’s that wet, pink nose that should make cyber criminals quake with terror. Meet Haley the cyber dog — New York law enforcement’s newest tool for sniffing out the hidden electronic devices that can put fraudsters, embezzlers, terrorists and pedophiles

Hackers are now targeting car washes

Something as mundane as getting your car washed could now become a dangerous ordeal. A group of security researchers have exposed the vulnerabilities in automatic car washes and proved just how easy it can be for hackers to target an internet-connected, drive-through car wash and damage vehicles. Using an old pick-up truck

Cyber criminals use fake profiles as “honey pot’ traps to lure men

Mia Ash is young, attractive and popular, with hundreds of social media connections. She shares your favorite hobbies, so when she adds you, you’re flattered and a little bit excited. After exchanging messages on LinkedIn, you’re happy to continue the conversation on Facebook and WhatsApp. There’s just one problem: Mia Ash does not

Justice Department shuts down dark web “drug market’ AlphaBay

The US Justice Department on Thursday said law enforcement would shut down the dark web marketplace AlphaBay, saying it allowed thousands of vendors to sell illegal drugs. AlphaBay mysteriously went offline earlier this month. It was widely considered the biggest online black market for drugs, estimated to host daily transactions totaling

Is this notice junk mail or a cyberattack?

Dear John: I received a notice a few days ago from an auto service company, and it says my vehicle’s contract needs to be updated. I never had a car. Or credit cards or bank cards. No computer or TV. No telephone, Facebook account, etc., etc. But I am a member of

New technology aims to thwart online dating fraud

Be wary of who you swipe right on in the world of online dating — it may cost you. A woman came across a man on dating app Tinder claiming to be a US Army captain and quickly fell for him. He had promised to take care of her and her

Hackers are going after America’s nuclear power plants: report

Hackers have been targeting companies that operate nuclear power plants in the U.S. in recent months, according to a pair of reports Thursday. The Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp., which runs a nuclear power plant in Kansas, was one company hit by cyberintruders, both the New York Times and Bloomberg News

Cybercriminals could soon be hacking your brainwaves

Headsets that monitor your brainwaves could allow hackers to empty your bank account, scientists fear. High-tech helmets called electroencephalograms or EEGs are often used to diagnose epilepsy, but are beginning to appear on the toy and video game markets. You can buy devices that allow you control robotic toys or play video

Here’s how much your personal data is worth to hackers

Crooks are likely selling your personal information on the dark web – but how much are they making? Cyber security experts have worked out exactly how much your stolen information is worth, and it’s pretty depressing. Chances are that your information is floating around on a difficult to access region of the

Here’s how much your personal data is worth to hackers

Crooks are likely selling your personal information on the dark web – but how much are they making? Cyber security experts have worked out exactly how much your stolen information is worth, and it’s pretty depressing. Chances are that your information is floating around on a difficult to access region of the

University rocked by sex tape allegedly involving employee

A “private video” allegedly involving a high-ranking university employee and a student having sex is rocking a university in Louisiana – and school officials are now investigating whether a cybercrime was committed. The video of a man and a woman having sex was posted to a pornographic website but has since