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US and European police on Thursday announced the shutdown of two huge "dark web" marketplaces that allowed the anonymous online trade of drugs, hacking software and guns. [Read More]
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco confirmed a lower court decision that gag orders included in FBI National Security Letters (NSLs) do not violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution's free speech protections. [Read More]
Russian man who obtained US citizenship sentenced to 9 years in prison for running a sophisticated cybercrime scheme [Read More]
18-year-old UK student charged with providing DDoS services used to attack systems of NatWest, NCA, BBC, Amazon, Netflix and others [Read More]
WikiLeaks details OutlawCountry, a tool used by the CIA to redirect traffic from Linux systems [Read More]
WikiLeaks Vault 7: CIA used software named ELSA to track users’ locations via Wi-Fi [Read More]
Hackers sponsored by the Russian government targeted election-related networks in 21 U.S. states, says the DHS [Read More]
A British man from Sutton Coldfield on Thursday pleaded guilty to stealing user accounts from a US military communications system, National Crime Agency (NCA) announced. [Read More]
WikiLeaks releases details on CherryBlossom, a tool used by the CIA to hack wireless routers and access points [Read More]
Approximately 3,000 European Union citizens fell victim to an international criminal network of payment card fraudsters, that installed skimming devices on an average of 400 ATMs every year. [Read More]

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Eric Knapp's picture
The NSA tapping into our digital lives is a heinous breach of privacy, say those on the opposing team. I say, “meh.” Assume that everything you do and say is being watched and heard, always.
Mark Hatton's picture
They always say in the investment world that cash is king. We are now seeing that in terms of cyber as well. Stealing cash, it’s even better than stealing money.
John Vecchi's picture
Understanding the various types of malicious actors targeting your networks, including their motivations and modus operandi, is key to identifying, expelling and expunging them.
Gant Redmon's picture
When it comes to cybercrime, the police really can’t and aren’t going to protect residents of your town. The same goes for all towns and cities. Unless you’re talking a high six-figure theft, it's unlikely an officer will be assigned to your case.
Rod Rasmussen's picture
In this second column in a two part series, Rod tackles the impact of the DNSChanger malware and simple solutions to counter similar DNS attacks on enterprises and major government agencies.
Chris Poulin's picture
To effectively defend yourself against an enemy, you have to think like your adversary. Put yourself in their mind, their shoes. What’s the motive? How determined are they? Will they stop at a well-hardened network perimeter or move on to other tactics, including social engineering? Once you suffer a breach, how do you share your analysis?
Idan Aharoni's picture
The worlds of counter terrorism and fraud prevention should increase their ties. Systems that are already implemented in one world may be applied to the other. Solution providers and policy makers from both worlds need to meet up and share ideas, thoughts and experience for the benefit of both.
Noa Bar-Yosef's picture
This week, we highlight a mix of tools and tool types that security researchers should have in their weapons in arsenal, including tools unveiled for the first time at the Black Hat conference.
Michael Goff's picture
Once a Software Vendor discovers that their software has been pirated, the gut reaction is to put an immediate stop to it. If piracy is discovered, it’s best to react, but don’t overreact. Be proactive, yet patient.
Idan Aharoni's picture
Crowd sourcing investigations could harness the power of the web and its population to track down cybercriminals. But such a community effort of a cyber investigation comes with big challenges....