FinCEN fines BTC-e $110 million for violating anti-money laundering laws

The fine comes in the form of a civil money penalty, the first of its kind for foreign-based virtual currency exchangers.

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Black Hat attendees are very vocal about the VEP

by Shaun Waterman • 1 day ago

Las Vegas has been buzzing with questions about the government's process for disclosing newly discovered software vulnerabilities.

U.K. to establish new innovation center for cybersecurity technology development

by Ryan Johnston • 3 days ago

The new center in London will provide opportunities for collaboration between large firms and startups, as well as other services.

NIST moving forward, cautiously, on framework revisions

by Shaun Waterman • 3 days ago

NIST laid out their plans for an update of their cybersecurity framework, inching forward with a number of proposed changes to the draft they released in January.

Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 days ago

Denunciations like "most frequently exploited product" have been common for the software.

North Korea's internet connections to China and India come under scrutiny

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 days ago

Recorded Future's findings of "a near absence of malicious cyber activity" from within North Korea itself support the longstanding assumption that Pyongyang conducts cyber-operations from outside its own borders.

New tool can help prevent government-mandated backdoors in software, Swiss researchers say

by J.M. Porup • 3 days ago

The framework, dubbed "Chainiac," makes it extremely difficult for governments to force vulnerabilities into the software supply chain.

Study: Zero days rediscovered much faster

by Shaun Waterman • 7 days ago

The report comes as White House cybersecurity czar Rob Joyce says he is reviewing the Vulnerability Equities Process — the policy structure that decides whether zero days found by U.S. agencies should be disclosed to the manufacturer.

Justice Department announces shutdown of AlphaBay, Hansa dark markets

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the shutdown of AlphaBay and Hansa in a Thursday press conference.

Senator calls for review of energy infrastructure cybersecurity policy

by Ryan Johnston • 1 week ago

Democrat Maria Cantwell introduced two letters in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee requesting review of the nation's energy infrastructure cybersecurity.

Second act for cybersecurity commissioners: Pritzker, Palmisano, Nadella form nonprofit

by Shaun Waterman • 1 week ago

Some members and staff of President Obama's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity are seeking to advance the commission's goals through a nonprofit that will provide cyber risk-management best practices for small and medium-sized businesses, according to an announcement.

NSA inspector general nominee pledges to investigate contractor leaks, whistleblower protections

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 week ago

"I frankly can't imagine a place where that would be a greater concern than the NSA," Robert Storch told the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Tallinn Manual author: Petya malware attack likely war crime

by Shaun Waterman • 1 week ago

Two prominent international law experts think the recent malware worm, if actually tied to Russia, constitutes a violation of the Geneva convention.

Wyden urges DHS to adopt secure email authentication protocol

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 week ago

The driving force behind Wyden's increasingly granular push to improve U.S. government cybersecurity is Chris Soghoian, the former ACLU technologist who joined Wyden's office earlier this year.

A vulnerability in IoT software has opened a door into thousands of internet-connected devices

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

Coding flaws evident in a popular open source software library known as gSOAP could allow a hacker to remotely control and infect internet-connected hardware like security cameras with malware, according to research published Tuesday by IoT-focused cybersecurity firm Senrio.

State Department's top cyber diplomat announces departure

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 week ago

Chris Painter, who was first appointed as the department's coordinator for cyber issues by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011, will depart by August.

Iranian hackers heisted U.S. defense software for clients blocked by sanctions, indictment says

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

A group of Iranian hackers broke into multiple U.S. defense contractors in order to steal intellectual property and other businesses information that they then sold to foreign enterprises and governments, including the Iranian government, according to a newly unsealed U.S. indictment.

Energy sector hacking campaign targeted more than 15 U.S. firms

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

Sources told CyberScoop that 18 companies have received the phishing emails, with another five investigating incidents that may be tied to the same attackers.

Homeland security adviser explains what Trump meant by 'impenetrable Cyber Security unit'

by Shaun Waterman • 2 weeks ago

U.S. officials will open a dialogue with their Kremlin counterparts about "rules of the road" in cyberspace, White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert said.

AlphaBay shut down by law enforcement raids across three countries

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

Law enforcement raids and arrests in the United States, Canada, and Thailand targeted a Canadian citizen thought to be the leader of AlphaBay.

House funding bill for DHS follows Trump plan to cut research and science offices

by Shaun Waterman • 2 weeks ago

The Homeland Security funding bill advancing in the House follows the Trump administration's budget request in imposing severe cuts on the department's Science and Technology Directorate.

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