Report: Malware campaign linked to Chinese ad firm infects 250 million computers
A sweeping malware campaign has infected more than 250 million computers around the world in what cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies is calling the “largest infection operation in history.”
EFF sues DOJ for information about alleged FBI-Geek Squad program
The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Justice Wednesday after a months-long quest to obtain records regarding the FBI’s alleged use of Best Buy Geek Squad employees to search customer computers without warrants.
Cryptocurrency company pushes back against Shadow Brokers' latest claims
The Shadow Brokers announced Tuesday that they will accept Zcash as payment for a monthly subscription service to access leaked NSA files. The group also raised speculation on the cryptocurrency’s ties to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, the Department of Defense, and Israel.
U.S. universities race to contain WannaCry ransomware, officials say
At least five American universities have been impacted by the global ransomware virus known as “WannaCry,” CyberScoop learned today. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Trinity College, University of Washington and North Dakota State University confirmed Tuesday that computers connected to university networks were infected by the virus, while University of Maine denied widespread infection on the Orono campus.