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A investigation led to the arrest of one French and one Belgian national for their part in large scale CEO fraud (also known as business email compromise -- BEC). [Read More]
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) is capable of detecting behavior associated with the sophisticated FinFisher spyware used by law enforcement agencies. [Read More]
Taylor Huddleston, creator of the NanoCore RAT malware that allows attackers to steal information from victim computers, was sentenced to 33 months in prison. [Read More]
U.S. Department of Justice creates new cybersecurity task force to help find ways to combat cyber threats and become more efficient in this area [Read More]
A United States Judge sent two Russian nationals to prison for their involvement in a hacking scheme that compromised roughly160 million credit card numbers and incurred losses of hundreds of millions. [Read More]
UK officially accuses the Russian government of being behind the NotPetya attack, which cost major organizations millions [Read More]
A shooting erupted Wednesday outside the suburban Washington headquarters of the National Security Agency. [Read More]
The 'responsible encryption' demanded by law enforcement and some politicians will not prevent criminals 'going dark'; will weaken cyber security for innocent Americans; and will have a hit on the U.S. economy. [Read More]
Europol and UK’s NCA announced that users and sellers of the LuminosityLink RAT have been targeted in an operation involving over a dozen law enforcement agencies [Read More]
Russian national Pyotr (Peter) Levashov, accused of being the mastermind behind the Kelihos botnet, extradited from Spain to the U.S. [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....