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Two individuals suspected of developing and distributing the SpyEye Trojan have been sentenced to a combined 24 years in prison [Read More]
Apple received a total of 1,015 requests for account data from law enforcement agencies in the United States during the second half of 2015. [Read More]
Apple urged a federal court Friday to reject efforts to force the company to help break into an iPhone as part of a New York drug investigation. [Read More]
Authorities successfully disrupted a large-scale ATM skimming operation as part of a collaboration with Italian law enforcement, Europol announced Thursday. [Read More]
The California Assembly Bill 1681 was quietly dropped this week without a vote. The bill would have authorized $2,500 penalties for phone manufacturers and operating system providers if they do not comply with court orders to decrypt phones. [Read More]
Dmitry Fedotov, aka “Paunch,” the author of the Blackhole exploit kit, has been sentenced by a Russian court to 7 years in prison [Read More]
Microsoft sued the US government, arguing that secret warrants to search people's email violate the US Constitution. [Read More]
Former employee of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission sentenced to 18 months in prison for attempted spear-phishing attack [Read More]
US lawmakers unveiled legislation to require technology firms to help law enforcement unlock encrypted devices -- prompting a fierce outcry from the industry and privacy activists. [Read More]
Professional grey hat hackers helped the FBI hack the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter, not Cellebrite [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....