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US charges alleged North Korean hackers with trying to steal $1.3 billion in cybercrime spree

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

It's part of a larger case against alleged perpetrators of the WannaCry ransomware outbreak and the Bangladesh Bank heist.

Estonia's diplomacy training aims to shape state behavior in cyberspace

by Shannon Vavra • 3 weeks ago

Back by popular demand, it's the third-ever Estonia cyber diplomacy school.

Health insurer Excellus penalized $5.1M by HHS for data breach

by Joe Warminsky • 1 month ago

The incident dates back to the era of well-publicized hacks on corporations such as Target, Sony and Home Depot.

FireEye, Microsoft find 'killswitch' to hamper SolarWinds-related malware

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

The action highlights the power that tech companies have to throw up road blocks to well-resourced hackers.

FireEye says hackers stole its red-team tools, suggests state-sponsored group is to blame

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

Microsoft and the FBI are also investigating the breach of one of the most influential security firms in the world.

Helping to pay off ransomware hackers could draw big penalties from the feds

by Tim Starks • 5 months ago

The Office of Foreign Assets Control served notice to financial institutions and cyber insurance companies that they could suffer fines if they aid payments to attackers from nations like North Korea, Russia or Iran.

German investigators treating ransomware attack as negligent homicide, reports say

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 months ago

If confirmed, it would be the first documented case of a death stemming from a cyberattack, analysts say.

North Korean hackers are targeting Israel's defense sector, Israel Ministry of Defense claims

by Shannon Vavra • 7 months ago

North Korean government-linked hackers have been targeting the Israeli defense sector with fake job offers.

For North Korea, phishing with fake job-recruitment emails never gets old

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

This time, the spies were trying to get access to European defense firms, McAfee says.

EU sanctions Russian intelligence, Chinese nationals and a North Korean front company for alleged hacks

by Jeff Stone • 7 months ago

It's the first restrictive measure out of the EU in connection with cyber activities.