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Britain is rushing through emergency laws to ensure the police and security services can keep accessing people's Internet and mobile phone data.
Cybercriminals arrested in the Philippines would allegedly convince their victims that their bank accounts were being used for money-laundering and that their assets could be protected if they transferred all their money to accounts owned by the fraudsters.
Microsoft's decision to drop the case against No-IP comes after reviewing evidence provided by the defendant that demonstrated the company was not knowingly involved in the malware operations
Facebook's Threat Infrastructure team recently helped take down the Lecpetex botnet, which affected thousands of accounts.
The second case within days of alleged US spying in Germany on Wednesday threatened to further strain transatlantic ties already frayed by the NSA surveillance scandal.
The FBI and National Security Agency monitored the emails of prominent Muslim-American activists, academics and a political candidate, according to a report co-authored by journalist Glenn Greenwald.
Moscow accused the US of abducting the son of a Russian lawmaker who was arrested in the Maldives on suspicion of being one of the world's most prolific traffickers of stolen credit card details.
Spamhaus believes that a Russia-based group named "Stophaus" is responsible for the March 2013 DDoS attack, and wants more people arrested.
Moscow accused Washington of abducting a Russian national after a man suspected of being one of the world's most prolific traffickers of stolen credit card details was arrested in the Maldives.
he United States pledged Monday to cool a new spy row with Germany after Chancellor Angela Merkel warned reports of involving an alleged German double agent and the CIA could mark a fresh breach of trust between allies.

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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....
Idan Aharoni's picture
There are many security companies, individual researchers and certain circles in academia that hold a wealth of information on cybercrime activities that could be the difference between a bust and a cybercrime investigation that leads to a dead end. It’s not just about collaboration with other law enforcement agencies, but also about collaboration with the security industry.
Mike Lennon's picture
Enjoy this selection of top picks for 2010, listed in no particular order. Happy New Year!
Idan Aharoni's picture
Cybercriminals are constantly going up against anti-fraud measures designed to stop their efforts and they need to bypass them in order to make a profit.
Zeus 2.1 now boasts features that help it avoid analysis and hostile takeover from law enforcement, researchers, or competing cybercriminal organizations.
Idan Aharoni's picture
When it comes to infrastructure, money mules are important - if not more important - than having a botnet or a phishing attack set up. After all, what use are online banking credentials if you can’t cash them out?