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About 1,000 Russians braved pouring rain in Moscow on Aug. 26 to demonstrate against the government's moves to tighten controls on internet use, with police arresting about a dozen protesters. [Read More]
The FBI has charged Chinese national Yu Pingan with using malware linked to the hack of government databases (OPM) that saw the personal information of millions of federal workers and contractors stolen. [Read More]
WikiLeaks exposes tool used by CIA to secretly collect biometric data from the agency’s liaison services [Read More]
A piece of code linked to both the UK researcher Marcus Hutchins (aka MalwareTech) and the Kronos malware was first published in 2009 [Read More]
A Canadian man accused of carrying out devastating cyberattacks on Yahoo waived his right to an extradition hearing on Friday and will soon be handed over to US marshals. [Read More]
British researcher Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty in US court to creating and selling the Kronos banking Trojan [Read More]
A lawyer for 23-year-old security researcher Marcus Hutchins accused of creating malware to attack the banking system called him a "hero" and predicted he would be "fully vindicated." [Read More]
Four people have been arrested in India for leaking an episode from HBO's "Game of Thrones" television series before it was aired in the country. [Read More]
WikiLeaks has published documents that describe a remote tool allegedly used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to collect RTSP/H.264 video streams. [Read More]
Two Iranian nationals have been charged in the U.S. with hacking, identity theft and wire fraud [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....