Cyber Crimes

The Brian Lehrer Show

Anti-Defamation on the Web

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and co-author, with Christopher Wolf, of Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), talks about the dark side of the web--viral hate speech--and how to combat it.

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NY Indictment Filed in $6 Billion Money-Laundering Case

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The founder of an online currency transfer business was indicted in the United States along with six other people in a $6 billion money-laundering scheme described as "staggering" in its scope, authorities said Tuesday.


On The Media

The New York Times Gets Hacked

Friday, February 01, 2013

As a technology reporter for The New York Times, Nicole Perlroth says it's hard to convince corporations to go on the record with the details of their cybersecurity breaches. But last October, when The Times learned that Chinese hackers had infiltrated its own computer systems, Nicole got a front-row seat to report on her own company's response to a targeted attack. Perlroth talks to Brooke about the inevitability of security breaches, and the measures that can be taken to minimize damage.


Andrew Pekler - Here Comes the Night

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec and Anonymous

Friday, June 08, 2012

Parmy Olson talks about her investigation into the hacker collectives Anonymous and LulzSec, and she tells the full story of the global cyber insurgency movement, and its implications for the future of computer security. We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency is an account of how a loosely assembled group of hackers across the globe pulled off digital assaults, tortured and eluded the feds, and how some hackers were eventually brought down.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Portrait of the Hacker as a Young Man

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

In 2000, Michael Calce, known as Mafiaboy, brought down the websites of Amazon, CNN, Dell, E-TRADE, eBay, and Yahoo!, inciting panic from Silicon Valley to the White House. He served eight months in open custody for the 56 charges on which he was convicted. In Mafiaboy: A Portrait of the Hacker as a Young Man, written with Craig Silverman, he gives a tour of the fast-evolving 21st-century world of hacking—from disruptions caused by teens like Calce, to organized crime and other efforts with potentially catastrophic results—and explains how to protect yourself online.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What's a Hacker Anyway?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

We hear from Douglas Rushkoff, media theorist and author of, most recently, Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age, on News of the World, Anonymous, and just what "hacking" is in 2011?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christine Quinn on Cyberbullying and City Council News

Monday, July 18, 2011

Christine Quinn, speaker of the New York City Council, talks about Monday's cyberbullying summit, and other pressing City Council news.

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The Takeaway

On Cyber Security and Cyber War

Monday, June 06, 2011

In what is becoming an annual tradition, news of a targeted cyber-attack from China has once again made headlines.  Commenting on the attacks targeting the Google email accounts high-level US government officials, Secretary of State Hillary voiced her concern over what could have been a serious breach of security.  Compounded by the recent news of yet another attack against the user name and password information of tens of thousands of visitors to a Sony website, we wonder: what is the current state of cyber security to our nation's most vital intelligence assets? 


The Takeaway

A View from Inside the Wikileaks 'Cyber War'

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

As major sites remove services to Wikileaks, and hackers retaliate by trying to bring those sites down, some say a cyber war is beginning, and are using the battle to make further arguments for internet freedom. Laurence "Loz" Kaye, head of the U.K. Pirate Party, has helped provide Wikileaks with "mirror sites," when the organization was under attack from hackers. He joins us now to talk about the battle lines being drawn online.



DA's Office Working to Combat Cyberbullying

Sunday, November 28, 2010


The Manhattan District Attorney's office says it's working to prevent cyberbullying. District Attorney Cy Vance opened a cyber crimes bureau in his office this year and they are going to schools and community centers around New York city to educate kids and their families about the problem. Vance said it may be easy to intimidate or mock someone via text and email, but the results can be devastating.

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