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Secret Service Creates Cyber Fraud Task Forces

9 hours 4 min ago
Traditional financial crime and cyberattacks are converging, requiring new skills and approaches to the problem, officials said.

Notorious Hacker ‘Fxmsp’ Outed After Widespread Access-Dealing

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:17
The Kazakh native made headlines last year for hacking McAfee, Symantec and Trend Micro; but the Feds say he's also behind a widespread backdoor operation spanning six continents.

BEC Hotshot with Opulent Social Media Presence to Face U.S. Charges

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 16:01
The Nigerian native has been extradited from Dubai after a string of over-the-top Instagram posts.

E.U. Authorities Crack Encryption of Massive Criminal and Murder Network

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 10:10
Four-year investigation shuts down EncroChat and busts 746 alleged criminals for planning murders, selling drugs and laundering money.

Ring Doorbell’s Police Partnerships Questioned Over Racial Bias

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 08:00
Amazon has placed a moratorium on police use of its facial recognition platform - but a congressman asked if that extends to its Ring smart doorbell in a new inquiry.

‘Cardplanet’ Operator Sentenced to 9 Years for Selling Stolen Credit Cards

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 14:06
The carding store victimized mainly U.S. citizens and is responsible for $20 million in fraudulent purchases.

Nationwide Facial Recognition Ban Proposed By Lawmakers

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 14:14
Lawmakers proposed a new bill that would ban the use of facial recognition by law enforcement nationwide.

Emerging Ransomware Targets Photos, Videos on Android Devices

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 16:21
The CryCryptor malware strain is a brand-new family of threats, leveraging COVID-19 to spread.

New Bill Targeting ‘Warrant-Proof’ Encryption Draws Ire

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 10:54
The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act is being decried as "an awful idea" by security experts.

Former DIA Analyst Sentenced to Prison Over Data Leak

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 15:46
A former Defense Intelligence Agency analyst leaked classified information to two journalists - one of whom he was dating - shedding light on insider threats.

News Wrap: Malicious Chrome Extensions Removed, CIA ‘Woefully Lax’ Security Policies Bashed

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 11:50
Insider threats, the CIA's bad security policies, and malicious Chrome extensions were the topics of discussion during this week's news wrap podcast.

Theft of CIA’s ‘Vault 7’ Secrets Tied to ‘Woefully Lax” Security

Tue, 06/16/2020 - 11:54
An internal investigation into the 2016 CIA breach condemned the agency's security measures, saying it “focused more on building up cyber tools than keeping them secure."