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WikiLeaks Vault 7: CIA used software named ELSA to track users’ locations via Wi-Fi [Read More]
Hackers sponsored by the Russian government targeted election-related networks in 21 U.S. states, says the DHS [Read More]
A British man from Sutton Coldfield on Thursday pleaded guilty to stealing user accounts from a US military communications system, National Crime Agency (NCA) announced. [Read More]
WikiLeaks releases details on CherryBlossom, a tool used by the CIA to hack wireless routers and access points [Read More]
Approximately 3,000 European Union citizens fell victim to an international criminal network of payment card fraudsters, that installed skimming devices on an average of 400 ATMs every year. [Read More]
Six people arrested and dozens interviewed in international law enforcement operation targeting users of tools designed to help malware evade detection [Read More]
Latvian national Peteris Sahurovs extradited to the US for his role in a scareware operation that caused losses of millions of dollars [Read More]
Several researchers and security firms have teamed up to disrupt the infrastructure of the RIG exploit kit [Read More]
The FBI is helping Qatar investigate the source of an alleged "hack" of state media which sparked diplomatic tensions in the Gulf, a source with knowledge of the probe said Friday. [Read More]
Cybercriminal creates sophisticated malware and uses it to target major organizations, but makes little profit and fails to hide his identity [Read More]

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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.
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.