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Reuters is reporting that a draft executive order would set new rules on data breach disclosure and use of multi-factor authentication and encryption in federal agencies. [Read More]
Gen. Paul Nakasone said that Cyber Command and the NSA are helping plan the Biden administration’s response to the SolarWinds intrusion and that policymakers are considering a range of options. [Read More]
The FBI warns that the Mamba ransomware is now weaponizing DiskCryptor to encrypt entire drives, including the operating system. [Read More]
A judge says former CIA employee Joshua Schulte cannot get espionage charges against him dismissed on the grounds that there weren't enough Hispanic or Black individuals on the grand jury that indicted him. [Read More]
Adobe has released an "critical" patch for a potentially dangerous code execution vulnerability in Adobe ColdFusion. [Read More]
Malware hunters at Google say a sophisticated APT group burned through at least 11 zero-days exploits in less than a year to conduct mass spying across a range of platforms and devices. [Read More]
Prosecutors charged Till Kottmann for stealing credentials and data and publishing source code and proprietary information from more than 100 entities, including companies and government agencies. [Read More]
The threat actors behind the malware use phishing emails to lure victims into downloading TrickBot. [Read More]
The FBI received nearly 800,000 cybercrime complaints in 2020, with reported losses totaling $4.2 billion. [Read More]
A Florida teenager accused of masterminding a Twitter hack of celebrity accounts in a crypto currency scheme has been sentenced to three years in juvenile prison in a plea agreement. [Read More]

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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.
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.