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The FBI and CISA believe malicious cyber activity targeting election infrastructure is unlikely to cause significant disruption to the election process. [Read More]
A former Seattle tech worker convicted of several charges related to a massive hack of Capital One bank and other companies in 2019 was sentenced Tuesday to time served and five years of probation. [Read More]
The Biden administration unveiled a set of far-reaching goals aimed at averting harms caused by the rise of artificial intelligence systems, including guidelines for how to protect people’s personal data and limit surveillance. [Read More]
The Mexican government or army has allegedly continued to use spyware designed to hack into the cellphones of activists, despite a pledge by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to end such practices. [Read More]
In this Q&A from the SecurityWeek CISO Forum, venture capital investors discuss the state of cybersecurity investments, business strategies in a confusing economic climate, predictions on hot and not-so-hot product categories, and what happens with all those cybersecurity unicorns. [Read More]
A cyber specialist who worked at the US National Security Agency and an army doctor and his wife were charged in separate cases with seeking to sell US secrets to foreign governments. [Read More]
SentinelLabs researchers are kick-starting a crowdsourced effort to understand a new mysterious APT hitting hitting telcos, ISPs and universities in the Middle East and Africa. [Read More]
Civil rights lawyers and senators are pushing for legislation that would limit U.S. law enforcement agencies’ ability to buy cellphone tracking tools to follow people’s whereabouts. [Read More]
Australian police are investigating a purported hacker’s release of the stolen personal data of 10,000 Optus customers and demand for a $1 million ransom in cryptocurrency. [Read More]
The Ukrainian government is proactively warning that Russia is planning “massive cyberattacks” against critical infrastructure targets in the energy sector. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Tracking & Law Enforcement

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Eric Knapp's picture
Because transactions using virtual currencies happen anonymously, they confuse issues of jurisdiction and can become difficult to enforce. When authorities do take action, cybercrime simply re-images itself with a new currency and a new platform.
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?