Malware/Cybercrime

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Endpoint Security Meets the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

Many organizations don't have the resources in place to effectively prevent, detect, and respond to endpoint security events.

Snowden willing to face trial in US, if it's fair

The NSA leaker's lawyers are negotiating a return to the US to face charges


Personal data on 50,000 Uber drivers exposed in breach

An investigation revealed a database had been accessed last May

Europol and security vendors disrupt massive Ramnit botnet

The operation seized command-and-control servers and Internet domains used by the Ramnit gang

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If you could go back in time...

Turning back the clockImage by ShutterstockEvery week brings news of breaches, cybercrime and state-sponsored hacks, each more shocking than the last.Unfortunately, it's not practical to rip up the whole Internet and start over again...

Anthem's latest breach estimate says 78.8 million were affected

At least 14 million records are incomplete, but they probably don't belong to Anthem members

DOJ offers $3 million reward for Gameover Zeus botnet suspect

DOJ hopes the multi-million dollar reward will reinvigorate the hunt for the suspect

Reddit bans nude photos, sex videos posted without consent

The new rule goes into effect in a couple weeks

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New tools can detect hidden malware

We tested new security appliances from Damballa, Lancope and LightCyber that are designed to detect the latest cyber-attacks.

Federal Cybersecurity Duplicity

President’s pep rally at Stanford repeated past promises and ignored the US conflict of interest between defensive reinforcement and offensive cyber operations

Revenge porn site operator faces at least two years in prison

Hunter Moore was accused of acquiring nude photos from hacked Gmail and Yahoo accounts

Swedish man pleads guilty to peddling Blackshades malware

Blackshades was widely used in the cybercriminal underground for about three years

Russian extradited to US for hacks that stole 160 million credit card numbers

The defendant pleads not guilty to assisting with cyberattacks on Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Heartland and other companies

Arabic cyberespionage group attacking Middle Eastern, other targets

The Desert Falcons mercenary group has stolen more than 1 million files since 2013

Cybercriminal gang plunders up to $1 billion from banks over two years

Once inside a bank's network, the gang studied how it performed wire transfers in order to better mask fraud

Megaupload programmer pleads guilty to copyright infringement

The computer programmer, the first Megaupload defendant to be sentenced, is going to jail

Book Report: Countdown to Zero Day

Kim Zetter's book on Stuxnet sheds light on esoteric areas like malware analysis, process automation, and cyber war.

Drop in smartphone thefts after kill-switch introduction

Thefts and robberies of smartphones fell in three big cities with iPhones leading the pack

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Whodunit? In cybercrime, attribution is not easy

The debate over whether credible attribution of cyberattacks is possible is intense and ongoing. But it has heated up again in the wake of the U.S. government blaming North Korea for the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment -...

Megaupload programmer arrested in the US

The arrest was a surprise since the programmer was believed to have been in the Netherlands

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