Dartmouth College researcher Timothy Pierson holds a prototype of Wanda, which is designed to establish secure wireless connections between devices that generate data. Eli Burakian/Dartmouth College hide caption

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Mark Patterson, owner of PATCO Construction in Sanford, Maine, boosted his security and bought cybercrime insurance after his company lost more than $500,000 to cyberfraud. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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As Cybercrime Proliferates, So Does Demand For Insurance Against It

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President Obama, joined by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson (left), delivers remarks at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center on Jan. 13 in Arlington, Va. Obama discussed efforts to improve the government's ability to collaborate with industry to combat cyber threats. Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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As Homeland Security Steps Up Cybercrime Fight, Tech Industry Wary

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Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of the cybersecurity startup CrowdStrike, says his company is building stockpiles of intelligence about potential hacking groups. Keith Bedford/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Hygiene, Honey Pots, Espionage: 3 Approaches To Defying Hackers

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Chris Hemsworth plays hacker and furloughed convict Nicholas Hathaway in Blackhat. Frank Connor/Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures hide caption

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'Blackhat': A Classic Detective Story For A Brave New World

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Using Tor, or The Onion Router, enables users to hide their online activities. Advocates say the network protects the privacy of activists. But prosecutors say it's used extensively by criminals — and is making it harder for law enforcement to do its job. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Prosecutors Say Tools For Hiding Online Hinder Cybercrime Crackdowns

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The Interview starring James Franco and Seth Rogen opened in 331 mostly independent theaters and on streaming sites Christmas Day. It's estimated to rake in $4 million in its opening weekend. Marcus Ingram/Getty Images hide caption

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Sony Pictures was forced to cancel the release of its film The Interview this week after the hacking group, Guardians of Peace, threatened theaters that planned to screen the movie. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Journalist Brian Krebs spends time in the dark areas of the Internet, where hackers steal data off credit cards and sell the information in online underground stores. Krebs has learned computer code and how to get onto black market websites and cybercrime networks. iStockphoto hide caption

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The Hazards Of Probing The Internet's Dark Side

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