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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won the first stage of his effort to overturn a U.K. ruling that opened the door for his extradition to U.S. to stand trial on espionage charges. [Read More]
Russia's FSB and law enforcement arrested four members of the “Infraud Organization” cyber fraud ring. [Read More]
The takedown of the REvil ransomware gang took the world by surprise. Researchers analyzed Dark Web chatter and have found that this potential new world is breeding fear in that community. [Read More]
Active for roughly half a year, the malware has been attributed to Wizard Spider, the threat actor behind Conti and Ryuk. [Read More]
The 11 suspects are believed to be involved in fraud schemes collectively impacting more than 50,000 companies. [Read More]
The FBI and other federal government agencies are increasingly looking to counter cyber threats through tools other than criminal indictments. [Read More]
Israeli lawmakers on called for a parliamentary inquiry into the police’s alleged use of sophisticated spyware on Israeli citizens, including protesters opposed to former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. [Read More]
The sudden move by Russia's top law enforcement agency to conduct a very public takedown of the REvil ransomware operation has set tongues wagging about how diplomacy may hold the key to slowing big-game ransomware attacks. [Read More]
VPNLab, a VPN service often used by cybercriminals, has been shut down as a result of an international law enforcement operation. [Read More]
Russia on Friday said it cracked down on the infamous REvil hacking group, and it was reportedly done at the request of the United States. [Read More]

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Landon Winkelvoss's picture
Similar to investigations that disrupt cyberattacks on retailers, the same tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) can be leveraged against those that sell counterfeit or stolen goods.
Gordon Lawson's picture
Threat hunting must be non-attributable, while maintaining a clear audit trail to satisfy legal and governance requirements.
Idan Aharoni's picture
Taking down dark web sites may cause headache for both the bad guys and the good guys, but it can also have a profound positive effect on the fight against cybercrime.
Lance Cottrell's picture
Even while using Tor hidden services, there are still many ways you can be exposed and have your activities compromised if you don’t take the right precautions.
Wade Williamson's picture
Asking for security backdoors that only benefit the good guys is like asking for bullets that only hurt the bad guys. That’s simply not how encryption works.
David Holmes's picture
In the initial hours after the Paris attacks by Islamic terrorists, when the PlayStation 4 rumor was first circulating, I decided to see exactly what kind of encryption the PS4 uses for its messaging system.
James McFarlin's picture
The overall industry tone of caution around active defenses may be calibrated to defuse the notion rather than taking the argument, buying time for other alternatives to surface.
David Holmes's picture
In 2011, Twitter began encrypting all information between the (mostly) mobile endpoints and their own servers. This made it more difficult for monitoring agencies to determine a mobile user’s Twitter profile, and thereby that user’s follow list. More difficult, but not impossible.
Adam Firestone's picture
The time has come for the technology professions to demonstrate ethical maturity and adopt standards of ethical conduct to which we hold ourselves and our peers accountable.
Wade Williamson's picture
If criminals can’t use or sell stolen data without being caught, then the data quickly becomes worthless. As a result it’s critical to understand what happens to data after a breach.