Feds indict 'fxmsp' in connection with million-dollar hacking operation

Andrey Turchin, known for selling access to stolen data, was last known to be in Kazakhstan

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Senate panel advances bill to combat child exploitation, but critics fear it could weaken encryption

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

Changes to the bill weren't enough to satisfy critics.

European police crack encrypted phone network, arrest hundreds of alleged criminals

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

“It is as if we were sitting at the conference table with the criminals," a Dutch official boasted.

Ransomware gangs are doing their homework before encrypting corporate data

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

"They’re snooping around” for balance sheets and other financial data, a DHS official says.

Chinese mobile surveillance of Uighurs more pervasive than previously thought, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

The spying tools have been in use for years.

FCC officially names Huawei, ZTE as national security risks

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

The decision takes effect immediately, and it primarily affects how U.S. telecom companies can access money from the $8.3 billion Universal Service Fund, which is intended to expand access to phone services.

US Cyber Command highlights Palo Alto Networks security patch, citing foreign espionage

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

The issue ranks as a 10.0 on the severity scale.

Internet freedom activists are concerned a Trump appointee could threaten pro-democracy work abroad

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

Technologists working on security tools outside the U.S. warn that a major change to their funding could mean catastrophe.

Senate Democrats push feds to stand up disinformation 'response center' ordered in NDAA

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

After the 2016 election, the FBI set up a task force on foreign influence. But senators said more needs to be done.

Russian national pleads guilty to being part of $568 million fraud ring

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

Sergey Medvedev is accused of being one of the leaders of the Infraud Organization, which trafficked in stolen financial data and in malware.

Admitted Russian scammer Aleksei Burkov sentenced to 9 years by US court

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

The sentence caps years of international negotiations, and legal wrangling.

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