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The US government has seized $3.4 billion in bitcoin from a real estate developer who stole the cryptocurrency from the dark web marketplace Silk Road a decade ago. [Read More]
The mysticism that has allowed tech firms to make billions of dollars from surveillance is finally clearing, says Meredith Whittaker, President of encrypted messaging app Signal. [Read More]
UK opposition politicians called for an investigation after a newspaper reported that suspected Kremlin agents had hacked ex-Prime Minister Liz Truss's cell phone when she was foreign minister. [Read More]
Ukrainian Mark Sokolovsky has been charged with computer fraud for allegedly infecting millions of computers with malware known as "Raccoon Infostealer." [Read More]
The FBI, CISA, and HHS warn of Daixin Team’s ransomware and data extortion operations targeting organizations in the healthcare sector. [Read More]
The FBI says the Iranian cyber group Emennet Pasargad has been targeting various entities to steal data and leak it online. [Read More]
A new report provides recommendations on how to tackle the money mule aspect of illicit money laundering. [Read More]
Interpol discloses the results of Operation Jackal, a joint law enforcement effort against Black Axe and related West-African organized crime groups. [Read More]
President Joe Biden signed an executive order designed to protect the privacy of personal data transfers between the EU and the United States and address European concerns about US intelligence collection activities. [Read More]
A 19-year-old Sydney man was arrested and charged with using the dumped data in a text message blackmail scam, police said in a statement. [Read More]

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Landon Winkelvoss's picture
Similar to investigations that disrupt cyberattacks on retailers, the same tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) can be leveraged against those that sell counterfeit or stolen goods.
Gordon Lawson's picture
Threat hunting must be non-attributable, while maintaining a clear audit trail to satisfy legal and governance requirements.
Idan Aharoni's picture
Taking down dark web sites may cause headache for both the bad guys and the good guys, but it can also have a profound positive effect on the fight against cybercrime.
Lance Cottrell's picture
Even while using Tor hidden services, there are still many ways you can be exposed and have your activities compromised if you don’t take the right precautions.
Wade Williamson's picture
Asking for security backdoors that only benefit the good guys is like asking for bullets that only hurt the bad guys. That’s simply not how encryption works.
David Holmes's picture
In the initial hours after the Paris attacks by Islamic terrorists, when the PlayStation 4 rumor was first circulating, I decided to see exactly what kind of encryption the PS4 uses for its messaging system.
James McFarlin's picture
The overall industry tone of caution around active defenses may be calibrated to defuse the notion rather than taking the argument, buying time for other alternatives to surface.
David Holmes's picture
In 2011, Twitter began encrypting all information between the (mostly) mobile endpoints and their own servers. This made it more difficult for monitoring agencies to determine a mobile user’s Twitter profile, and thereby that user’s follow list. More difficult, but not impossible.
Adam Firestone's picture
The time has come for the technology professions to demonstrate ethical maturity and adopt standards of ethical conduct to which we hold ourselves and our peers accountable.
Wade Williamson's picture
If criminals can’t use or sell stolen data without being caught, then the data quickly becomes worthless. As a result it’s critical to understand what happens to data after a breach.