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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]
Five Mexican plaintiffs are seeking 2.5 million Israeli shekels ($693,000) in compensation and an injunction to prevent the NSO Group from helping anyone spy on them. [Read More]
Police have arrested a Connecticut man they allege hacked into someone's retirement account and stole more than $300,000. [Read More]
Facial recognition technology was credited with the arrest of a man attempting to use a fake passport to enter the United States at Washington's Dulles airport, officials said. [Read More]
Former NSA contractor Reality Winner sentenced to 63 months in prison for leaking a classified report on Russian hacking to The Intercept [Read More]
Microsoft takes control of several domains associated with the Russia-linked threat group APT28 (Fancy Bear). The names of the domains suggest the hackers may have been using them in election-related attacks [Read More]
A schoolboy who "dreamed" of working for Apple hacked the firm's computer systems, Australian media has reported, although the tech giant said Friday no customer data was compromised [Read More]

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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.
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.