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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it is setting up a special unit dedicated to identifying cyber-related misconduct, along with a Retail Strategy Task Force. [Read More]
Department of Homeland Security finally notifies U.S. states whose voting systems were targeted by Russian hackers last year [Read More]
New campaigns using the FinFisher spyware are using a previously unseen infection vector, strongly suggesting that Internet service providers (ISPs) might be involved in the distribution process [Read More]
Moscow has requested the extradition of Alexander Vinnik, a Russian national also wanted in the United States for laundering billions of dollars through a Bitcoin exchange he operated. [Read More]
Justin Liverman, member of Crackas With Attitude hacker group, sentenced to 5 years in prison for hacking accounts of U.S. officials [Read More]
Wikileaks as published documents detailing AngelFire, a tool allegedly used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to load and execute implants on Windows-based systems. [Read More]
A former employee of Columbia Sportswear pleaded guilty to intentionally accessing the Columbia Sportswear IT network without authorization. [Read More]
About 1,000 Russians braved pouring rain in Moscow on Aug. 26 to demonstrate against the government's moves to tighten controls on internet use, with police arresting about a dozen protesters. [Read More]
The FBI has charged Chinese national Yu Pingan with using malware linked to the hack of government databases (OPM) that saw the personal information of millions of federal workers and contractors stolen. [Read More]
WikiLeaks exposes tool used by CIA to secretly collect biometric data from the agency’s liaison services [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....