U.S. Cyber Command warns of North Korea-linked Lazarus Group malware

It's the second time in as many months Cyber Command has added malware details to VirusTotal.

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Peter Thiel says he doesn't trust the FBI to safeguard an encryption backdoor

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

Thiel, an outspoken Trump supporter, supports the current status when it comes to encryption.

Feds plan to use SecureDrop as a vulnerability reporting portal

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

The plan is for DEF CON to host the servers for the vulnerability reporting, acting as a bridge between hackers and the government.

At DEF CON’s aviation village, the military is interested in more than just the hacks

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

The Defense Digital Service's newly minted chief, Brett Goldstein, tells CyberScoop his team intends to use the DEFCON aviation village as a way to attract recruits to hack the Pentagon.

A phishing campaign with nation-state hallmarks is targeting Chinese government agencies

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

The identity of the hackers responsible remains elusive, though the phishing targets in China and the IP addresses involved indicate a coordinated effort, researchers from Anomali said.

Extortion and alleged ISIS threats: A Saudi embassy learned the hard way about email security

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

Security researcher Chris Kubecka knew that it might be a tough assignment to catch an intruder on the email system at Saudi Arabia's embassy in the Netherlands. But the story only got bigger once she got to work.

NSA's reverse-engineering malware tool, Ghidra, to get new features to save time, boost accuracy

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

The spy agency says it has listened to feedback from users and is integrating some of those ideas into the software.

Meet APT41, the Chinese hackers moonlighting for personal gain

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

In a first for China-based group, FireEye said, the hackers are using malware typically reserved for spying for personal gain.

'Machete' cyber-espionage group goes after military in Venezuela

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

The group, dubbed "Machete by ESET, has been known to hit many Latin American countries.

Hey, industry: Cybersecurity needs to be a safety essential in your products

by cyber_admin • 2 weeks ago

As technology advances and the world becomes more connected, the risk of cyberattacks on vehicles, personal electronic devices and even airborne drones increases.

With Will Hurd's retirement, Congress loses a key cybersecurity advocate

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

The Texas Republican has advocated strong encryption and higher standards for connected devices.

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