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The longest sentence ever imposed in the U.S. for a cybercrime case was pronnounced Friday

Roman Seleznev, the son of a member of the Russian Parliament, convicted of hacking into more than 500 U.S. businesses and stealing millions of credit card numbers, was sentenced by a federal judge on Friday to 27 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $170 million in restitution to the business and banks that were the victims of his multiyear scheme.

Google is increasing security against viruses attacks for Gmail users

A new security measure will be in place at Gmail soon.To protect users from potential viruses, tech giant Google has announced to restrict Gmail users from sending Javascript files, including JS files detected within archives, from February 13. This way, the .js files will be added to the list of prohibited files which includes exe, .msc, and .bat. JavaScript is a common language used when developing web applications, and JS files are often loaded as part of web pages

Hackers forced a Los Angeles school to pay a ransom fee

Under pressure of hackers who locked  Los Angeles Valley College school’s computer doing action based on a ransom virus, the school paid them a $28,000 ransom to have access to students and staff  files, emails and messaging systems. The virus locked out 1,800 students and staffs from their computers  The cyber criminals threatened to delete all the data if they were not paid.

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