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How cybercriminals turn paper checks stolen from mailboxes into bitcoin

David Maimon, Georgia State University While cybercrime gets a lot of attention from law enforcement and the media these days, I’ve been documenting a less...

Sketchy darknet websites are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic –...

David Maimon, Georgia State University Underground markets that sell illegal commodities like drugs, counterfeit currency and fake documentation tend to flourish in times of crisis,...

Ransomware criminals are targeting US universities

Nir Kshetri, University of North Carolina – Greensboro As COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continue to climb, government and higher education leaders have been focused...

Twitter hack exposes broader threat to democracy and society

Laura DeNardis, American University School of Communication In case 2020 wasn’t dystopian enough, hackers on July 15 hijacked the Twitter accounts of former President Barack...

Congress is considering privacy legislation – be afraid

Jeff Sovern, St. John's University Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called privacy the “right to be let alone.” Perhaps Congress should give states trying to...

Race, cyberbullying and intimate partner violence

Roderick S. Graham, Old Dominion University Over the past two decades, cyberbullying has become a major focus for parents, educators and researchers. Stopbullying.gov lists several...

It’s the year 2020…how’s your cybersecurity?

Steven Weber, University of California, Berkeley and Betsy Cooper, University of California, Berkeley What if, in 2020, wearable devices did not care about how many...

Why companies have little incentive to invest in cybersecurity

By Benjamin Dean, Columbia University Editor’s note: US President Barack Obama is seeking US$14 billion to tackle it. The UK wants to build a start-up...

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