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Friend of Silk Road creator details early days of the site

Richard Bates testified that he helped Ross Ulbricht troubleshoot the site, which later became an online marketplace for illegal products


Prosecutors tighten case against alleged Silk Road mastermind

Anonymous TorChats and a journal highlight the activities of Silk Road operator

Alleged Silk Road 2.0 'key assistant' charged

Brian Richard Farrell is accused of being a key assistant to the alleged operator of Silk Road 2.0

Survey: Cybersecurity pros endorse data breach notification rules

Three quarters of ISACA members say they support Obama's proposal

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Gap between perception and reality of cyberthreats widened in 2015

There is a widening gap between what security executives believe to be true and the reality of cyberthreats, according to the Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report released today.

UK police make arrest related to denial of service attack on Playstation and Xbox networks

The police seized equipment and arrested an 18-year-old man on Friday

U.S. government lurked on Silk Road for over a year

In a New York federal court, the prosecution begins its case against the alledged mastermind of the Silk Road underground marketplace

CryptoWall ransomware is back with new version after two months of silence

CryptoWall 3.0 uses both the Tor and I2P anonymity networks for increased stealthiness

Silk Road founder was a patsy, defense maintains

Prosecutors charge Texas man Ross Ulbricht with single-handedly running the billion dollar Silk Road underground marketplace

Silk Road case goes to court

The prosecution calls the notorious and now shuttered website as "the most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the Internet"

United, American airlines account fraud highlights hacker focus on travel industry

Travel agencies and websites offer a rich sampling of personal data plus easy ways to cash out

Endpoint Security Activities Buzzing at Enterprise Organizations

CISOs are assessing people, processes, and technologies to address endpoint security threats and vulnerabilities

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GameZone, Huffington Post hit by malvertising attack

Criminals hijacked ads on AOL's Advertising.com network and served drive-by malware downloads to visitors to the Huffington Post, LA Weekly, GameZone, and other sites last week

FBI director again points to North Korea for Sony attack

Hackers 'got sloppy' when attempting to mask their IP addresses, Comey says

IBM: Retail attacks down, but when they hit cyber-attackers get more

In 2014 unauthorized access via Secure Shell Brute Force was most trendy attack; Shellshock as well as POS malware such as BlackPOS, Dexter, vSkimmer, Alina and Citadel were also prevalent.

Moonpig jeopardizes data of millions of customers through insecure API

The company failed to fix a security flaw reported over a year ago, a developer said

Morgan Stanley fires employee who leaked sensitive client data

Clients have not suffered losses, the bank said

What Should the 114th Congress Do About Cybersecurity in 2015?

Bellicose rhetoric and intelligence sharing aren’t enough, the U.S. needs a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy ASAP

White House approves sanctions against North Korea for Sony hack

The economic sanctions are the 'first aspect' of the U.S. government's response to the Sony hack

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