DOJ breaks up ‘standout’ global cybercrime ring

The government on Wednesday said it had broken up an international cybercrime ring that spanned six countries and stole record amounts from victims.

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Sports, Entertainment Industries Are High-Value Cybercrime Targets

The sports and entertainment industries have struggled to keep important personal data and company secrets protected in recent years.

MOBILE APP LOCATION SHARING BRINGS AWESOME OPPORTUNITIES, PRIVACY FEARS

Geolocation data—the information that tags your real-world location when you are dallying in cyberspace—is essential for many mobile applications. It allows people to ride-share via Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., hunt augmented-reality beasts in Niantic Inc.’s Pokemon GO, and find the closest (but also most awesome) taco place using Yelp Corp.’s app. But giving away location information concerns some consumers worried about their privacy and security.

THIN MINTS, SAMOAS, AND TECH: GIRL SCOUTS CAN NOW SEEK CYBERSECURITY BADGES

Every Girl Scout remembers receiving her first badge and now, thanks to a partnership between Girl Scouts of the USA, and network and enterprise security company Palo Alto Networks Inc., girls will have the opportunity to work for cybersecurity badges.