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Turkey is investigating 10,000 people suspected of terror-related activity on the internet or posting comments on social media insulting government officials, the interior ministry said on Saturday. [Read More]
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the highest constitutional court of the EU, has effectively slapped down the UK's new Investigatory Powers Act. [Read More]
Russia-linked cyberespionage group Fancy Bear (aka APT28 and Pawn Storm) tracked Ukrainian troops using Android malware [Read More]
New evidence found in the latest Shadow Brokers files reinforces the theory that the information was obtained from a rogue insider [Read More]
Joshua Aaron, a 32-year-old American is accused of orchestrating major computer hacking crimes against US financial institutions, brokerage firms and financial news publishers, including the largest theft of customer data from a US financial institution. [Read More]
Facebook launches free Certificate Transparency Monitoring tool that allows users to obtain information on certificates issued for a specified domain [Read More]
Europol on Monday announced that 34 arrests were made as part of an operation targeting users of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) cyber-attack tools. [Read More]
Changes to Rule 41 of the federal rules of criminal procedure give the FBI (with a judicially granted search warrant) authority to hack computers in any jurisdiction, and potentially overseas. [Read More]
Over the last few days, Google has delivered a batch of warnings about potential government-backed attacks against numerous journalists, academics and activists. [Read More]
The Philippines has launched criminal proceedings against six bankers accused of failing to stop the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh’s central bank earlier this 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....