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A newly observed variant of the Mirai malware is abusing infected Internet of Things (IoT) devices for Bitcoin crypto-currency mining, IBM X-Force security researchers warn. [Read More]
A 41-year-old Russian national has pleaded guilty over his role in a scheme involving the Ebury Linux botnet [Read More]
FBI warns the healthcare industry that threat actors are targeting FTP servers that have anonymous authentication enabled [Read More]
WikiLeaks releases documents describing Apple device hacking tools used by the CIA. Most require physical access to the targeted device [Read More]
A Lithuanian man has been indicted in the United States for convincing two U.S.-based Internet companies into wiring over $100 million to bank accounts he controlled as part of an email fraud scheme. [Read More]
Mark Vartanyan, a Russian national has pleaded guilty in the United States to charges related to the development and distribution of the Citadel malware. [Read More]
The Kremlin denied any official Russian involvement in cybercrimes after the US indicted two FSB intelligence agents over cyberattacks on Yahoo that compromised 500 million accounts. [Read More]
The US government announced the indictment of four individuals charged with computer hacking, economic espionage and other offenses in connection with the 2014 breach of Yahoo, two of which are serving officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). [Read More]
Industry professionals comment on the CIA hacking tools detailed by WikiLeaks and the implications of the Vault7 leak [Read More]
New attack method can be used to track mobile devices that rely on MAC address randomization to protect privacy [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....