As cash succumbs to the convenience of credit and online shopping, personal information on everything from your finances to your favorite restaurants fly across the internet. As a business owner, you likely do your best to make sure that your customers’ data is under lock and key. Sometimes, however, someone can take advantage of a tiny crack in the system.
No one will have to break into your smart East Bay home. The key to the front door will be in your phone. The controls to the security system and surveillance cameras will be conveniently located in your phone as well.
A Russian man who “directed and supervised” the operations of a popular bitcoin exchange known as BTC-E has been indicted on a range of charges. He was arrested recently in Greece.
As a recent USA Today article duly stresses, so-called "revenge porn" is "a crime of the Internet Age."
The term "cybertechnology" is a mouthful, to be sure, and a concept that is not yet uniformly understood among the general public.
Do you think that law enforcement agencies and government regulators at the local, state and federal levels are paying much attention to so-called "cybercrime" these days?
According to a 2015 FBI report, California leads the nation in cybercrimes. Nearly 15% of the approximately 300,000 cyber crimes affected the state and accounted for $195 million in losses.
It might seem to most reasonable people that the Internet truly is ubiquitous. It took off as a global phenomenon a generation ago, and it is seemingly at the center of much of life in today's world.
Life has changed in fundamental ways for Californians and all other Americans over the past generation.