Category: Online Publication
Tags: hackers,Information Overload,news,Technology,Tools
Source Author: Jim Kerstetter
Source Date: 12/21/2016
Source Name: New York Times
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A parent or teacher might wonder at the world of cyberthieves and hackers and think, “If only they used all that brain power for something positive.” On Tuesday, White Ops, a security company that specializes in tracking online advertising, released an astonishing report about a ring of thieves based in Russia that created a huge number of fake news sites meant to look like real news sites and hundreds of thousands of bots meant to act like real users.