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A Nigerian behind an online fraud network which engineered scams worth more than $60 million (54 million euros) has been arrested in southern oil city of Port Harcourt, Interpol said on Monday. [Read More]
A leaked draft proposal expanding on export controls for dual-use products shows recognition that European technology can be used by repressive [Read More]
Oregon man accused of hacking hundreds of email accounts, including ones belonging to celebrities, sentenced to 6 months in prison [Read More]
Ukrainian Artem Vaulin, alleged to be the ringleader of the world's biggest online piracy site, Kickass Torrents, was accused of distributing over $1 billion worth of illegally copied films, music and other content. [Read More]
Comey said while there was no firm evidence that Clinton's email was successfully hacked, he also said he could not rule it out, and that sophisticated cyber criminals would not have left any trace. [Read More]
The FBI said it will not recommend charges over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, but said she had been "extremely careless" in her handling of top secret data. [Read More]
The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton about her use of personal email while serving as secretary of state, an issue that has dogged her campaign to become America's first female president. [Read More]
The US government is continuing its quest for greater authority in cyberspace in order to fight crime and protect national security. [Read More]
The Tor (The Onion Router) browser is looking to enhance the security of its users by employing new features aimed at preventing deanonymization attacks against them. [Read More]
Ardit Ferizi admitted in a United States court to providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) . [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....