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Human rights experts say highly sophisticated intrusive tools are being used to monitor, intimidate and silence human rights defenders, journalists and political opponents. [Read More]
Cryptocurrency services firm Poly Network said that a hacker they are calling "Mr White Hat" was giving back all $613 million in digital loot from a record haul. [Read More]
Cryptocurrency investors have been transfixed over the past few days by the antics of a mysterious hacker who stole more than $600 million -- before giving some of it back. [Read More]
Firefox 91 brings enhanced cookie clearing, HTTPS by default in private browsing, and patches for several high-severity vulnerabilities. [Read More]
In a Black Hat 2021 keynote speech, CISA director Jen Easterly unveiled a cloud services anti-ransomware collective with big-tech and issued a call for more cybersecurity workers. [Read More]
Microsoft is experimenting with the idea of ripping out a key performance feature from the Edge browser to better measure the tradeoffs between security, optimization and performance. [Read More]
Novalpina Capital has been saddled with both an internal dispute among its founding partners and an explosive report showing NSO Group's spyware has been widely misused around the globe. [Read More]
Corellium COO Matt Tait warns that stolen zero-days are changing the economics of mass exploitation and calls for platform vendors to make major changes to address the surge in supply chain attacks. [Read More]
The malware uses screen recording and keylogging to harvest users’ login credentials for banking applications and crypto-wallets. [Read More]
The two individuals are believed to have stolen more than $270,000 from dozens of ATMs. [Read More]

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Oliver Rochford's picture
As the “Snowden leaks” continue in their revelations and unraveling of the twisted web of government surveillance, it is becoming clear that the foundation of trust in the Internet as a shared commons has been thoroughly undermined.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
The power of metadata does not come in that data itself but in the ability of that data to be processed and correlated in an automated fashion. What many believe is meaningless data can reveal more than one would think.
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.