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Kevin Collier

Kevin Collier is a reporter covering cybersecurity, privacy and technology policy for NBC News.

Kevin Collier is a reporter covering cybersecurity, privacy and technology policy for NBC News.

Latest from Kevin Collier

2d ago

Despite crypto crash, NFT enthusiasts keep the party going

The crypto market has crashed. Digital art trading is down. But for the world’s biggest gathering of NFT enthusiasts, the party rages on harder than ever.

Putin dismisses sanctions, says Western order collapsing in speech attacking U.S.

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Friday that the Western order was collapsing amid the war in Ukraine and said Western sanctions had failed in a speech at a St. petersburg economic forum.

Looming abortion law changes are pushing clinics to take a look at digital privacy

Abortion clinics and providers are rushing to strengthen their digital privacy and protect the data of their patients due to the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade.
19d ago

How local high-tech crime units are tracking and seizing stolen cryptocurrency

When a California man was scammed out of hundreds of thousands of dollars of cryptocurrency in a fake romance this year, Erin West was able to track and freeze
23d ago

Ransomware hackers sidestep U.S. sanctions with a new trick: Rebranding

Ransomware hackers sanctioned by the United States have learned to rebrand themselves and their software, a strategy meant to sidestep the curbs and make it
23d ago

Former OpenSea employee arrested, charged with NFT insider trading

A former senior employee at the internet’s largest NFT trading platform has been arrested and named in the government’s first case alleging insider trading of
38d ago

Costa Ricans scrambled to pay taxes by hand after cyberattack took down country’s collection system

Costa Ricans struggled to pay taxes by hand Monday after a ransomware cyberattack took down the country’s online tax collection system.
44d ago

Costa Rica declares state of emergency over ransomware attack

Costa Rica has declared a state of emergency after ransomware hackers crippled computer networks across multiple government agencies, including the Finance Mini

A cyberattack took down one of Russia's largest video platforms for days

One of Russia’s largest video streaming websites was rendered inoperable for three days after it was the target of a cyberattack.

E.U., U.K. and U.S. accuse Russia of cyberattack on internet provider

The European Union accused Russia on Tuesday of masterminding a destructive cyberattack that crippled a satellite internet company’s service.
47d ago

Illinois college, hit by ransomware attack, to shut down

Lincoln College is scheduled to close its doors Friday, becoming the first U.S. institution of higher learning to shut down in part due to a ransomware attack.