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Twitter has barred US intelligence agencies from accessing a service that sorts through posts on the social media platform in real time and has proved useful in the fight against terrorism. [Read More]
Police have arrested 44 people in Britain and Spain suspected of involvement in a scam to hack into accounts belonging to company executives. [Read More]
Nikita Kuzmin, the creator of the Gozi malware, has been sentenced to time served and ordered to pay $7 million [Read More]
The FBI said it would not disclose details of its hack of an iPhone used by one of the shooters in last year's San Bernardino killing spree. [Read More]
Germany is replacing the head of its foreign intelligence service, which has been rocked by revelations it helped the US National Security Agency spy on European targets. [Read More]
FBI Director James Comey said encryption and privacy are important but "there has never been a time in the 240 years of our country when privacy has been absolute." [Read More]
Philippine officials said they have arrested a suspect in the hacking of the national election agency's website ahead of next month's presidential polls. [Read More]
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]

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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....