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Two individuals pleaded guilty over their role in a loan fraud scheme that involved data stolen in the 2014-2015 data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) [Read More]
Former CIA employee, aged 29, charged for providing classified information to WikiLeaks, hacking, and possession of child pornography [Read More]
Several French nationals believed to be behind Rex Mundi, a group that hacked and extorted several major companies, were arrested in the past year [Read More]
Kaspersky suspends its collaboration with Europol and the NoMoreRansom initiative after the EU voted a resolution that describes the company’s software as “malicious” [Read More]
DHS HART national biometric database will be useful to law enforcement, but experts are concerned about the civil liberties implications and securing access and use of the data [Read More]
19-year-old who used the online moniker Vigilance arrested for hacktivist attacks on Minnesota government systems [Read More]
The operator of the world's largest internet hub challenged the legality of sweeping telecoms surveillance by Germany's spy agency, a German court heard. [Read More]
The European Union’s law enforcement agency has created a dedicated team that will be investigating activity across the dark web. [Read More]
FireEye releases GeoLogonalyzer, an open source tool that helps organizations detect malicious logins based on geolocation and other data [Read More]
Europol has signed two cybersecurity memorandums of understanding this week – one with three EU agencies and one with the World Economic Forum (WEF) [Read More]

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Chris Coleman's picture
Over the past year the buzz around tracking threat actors has been growing and in my opinion hitting the height of the hype cycle. Relying on behavior profiles alone is a great way to get an unwelcomed outcome.
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.