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Source: Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

Online extortion, tech support scams and phishing attacks that spoof the boss were among the most costly cyber scams reported by consumers and businesses last year, according to new figures from the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

The IC3 report released Thursday correctly identifies some of the most prevalent and insidious forms of cybercrimes today, but the total financial losses tied to each crime type also underscore how infrequently victims actually report such crimes to law enforcement.

Source: Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

For example, the IC3 said it received 17,146 extortion-related complaints, with an adjusted financial loss totaling just over $15 [...]

Sat, Jun 24, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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A new cache of CIA documents posted on Wikileaks reveals the methods employed by the CIA to hack so-called "air-gapped" machines. As with many exploits, it relies on people being the weak link.

The post CIA Tools to Spy on Offline Computers with USB Drives Leaked appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Fri, Jun 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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If you've ever wanted to track GPU usage the same way we can check CPU usage through the Windows 10 Task Manager, it's finally happening.

The post Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: GPU Performance Tracking, Xbox Live Boost appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Fri, Jun 23, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Apple's iPhone, and the smartphone boom that followed, gave rise to whole new industries, laid waste to others and forced new business models. As the device turns 10, we take stock of its impact. [...]
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Investors need to consider the political risk faced by China's version of Twitter. [...]
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