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Cryptographers at Swiss university ETH Zurich have found at least five exploitable security flaws in the privacy-themed MEGA cloud storage service [Read More]
Belgian and Dutch police, coordinated by Europol, dismantled a cybercrime group that made millions through phishing and other types of schemes. [Read More]
Systems ensnared by RSOCKS were being abused to proxy internet traffic for the botnet operators’ customers. [Read More]
2,000 people have been arrested and a significant amount of criminal assets have been seized in an international law enforcement operation targeting social engineering schemes. [Read More]
The modular surveillanceware is likely developed by Italian vendor RCS Lab, which operates in the same market as Pegasus developer NSO Group Technologies and FinFisher creator Gamma Group. [Read More]
Hired by the CIA in 2010, Schulte said he worked on a team that helped verify the location of Osama bin Laden before the al-Qaida leader was killed in a U.S. overnight raid in Pakistan. [Read More]
Microsoft is acquiring Miburo, a cyber threat analysis and research company that specializes in foreign information operations. [Read More]
L3 Technologies, a U.S. government contractor that sells aerospace and defense technology, has emerged as a "leading candidate" to acquire Israeli exploit merchant NSO Group. [Read More]
Academics discover that mobile devices leak identifying information about their owners via Wi-Fi probe requests. [Read More]
Despite soaring valuations, several well-capitalized cybersecurity startups with 'unicorn' valuations are cutting staff to weather macroeconomic storms. [Read More]

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Landon Winkelvoss's picture
Similar to investigations that disrupt cyberattacks on retailers, the same tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) can be leveraged against those that sell counterfeit or stolen goods.
Gordon Lawson's picture
Threat hunting must be non-attributable, while maintaining a clear audit trail to satisfy legal and governance requirements.
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.