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Three men who admitted creating Mirai and using the botnet to launch attacks avoid prison after assisting the FBI in other complex cybercrime investigations [Read More]
Greece's Supreme Court on Friday said a Russian held in Greece for allegedly laundering $4 billion using the bitcoin digital currency should be extradited to Russia [Read More]
Russian national Peter Yuryevich Levashov pleads guilty in US court to computer crime, fraud, conspiracy and identity theft charges related to the development and use of the Kelihos botnet [Read More]
A Romanian court has ruled that Marcel Lazar Lehel, a hacker known as Guccifer, should be extradited to the U.S. to serve a 4½-year prison sentence. [Read More]
Russian Andrei Tyurin was extradited to the United States from Georgia to answer criminal charges over the massive theft of customer data from JPMorgan Chase and Dow Jones. [Read More]
Industry professionals comment on the U.S. bringing charges against Park Jin Hyok, a North Korean national believed to be a member of the notorious Lazarus Group [Read More]
ProtonMail announces that a 19-year-old from the UK who was involved in the DDoS attacks launched against the service by Apophis Squad has been arrested [Read More]
U.S. authorities detailed the evidence that allowed them to link Park Jin Hyok, a North Korean programmer, to the Lazarus Group attacks [Read More]
US charges North Korean national for Lazarus Group attacks, including the 2014 Sony hack, the $81 million Bangladesh Bank heist, the WannaCry ransomware attack, and targeting of US defense contractors [Read More]
Mozilla appoints Alan Davidson as new Vice President of Global Policy, Trust and Security. Davidson previously worked at the US Department of Commerce, New America and Google [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.