Three men plead guilty for roles in Mirai botnet empire, court documents show

The defendants, Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman, were all labeled co-conspirators by the Department of Justice.

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Wyden asks White House to get more involved in boosting election cybersecurity

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 day ago

Wyden says leaving the matter to states "is irresponsible and a total abdication of the federal government’s primary role in matters of national security."

Here's what the newly signed NDAA means for cybersecurity

by Chris Bing • 2 days ago

President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Tuesday, approving the $700 billion spending bill designed to fund the U.S. military and its various cybersecurity-focused initiatives.

Hacking group turns Microsoft Office flaw into an exploit in less than a week

by Chris Bing • 6 days ago

APT34 has been especially active since mid-2016, based on publicly available research authored by analysts with FireEye and Kaspersky Lab.

Steven Hernandez named new Department of Education CISO

by Greg Otto • 7 days ago

Hernandez was the Department of Health of Human Service’s Office of Inspector General, where he served as CISO since 2010.

This country's hacking efforts have become too big to ignore

by Chris Bing • 7 days ago

While hackers linked to China, North Korea and Russia earned headlines over the past year, similar groups in Iran have been drawing far less attention.

Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed as Homeland Security Secretary

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 week ago

Nielsen's confirmation comes despite criticism on her relative lack of leadership experience, independence and ethics that hampered her nomination process.

Andromeda botnet mastermind arrested in Belarus, identified by his ICQ number

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 week ago

The suspect "is ​recognized ​as ​a ​leading ​expert ​in ​malware ​development ​and ​reverse engineering, ​network ​security, ​and ​antivirus ​technology," researchers wrote.

Roy Moore scandal used for phishing schemes aimed at U.S. law firms

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

A group loosely connected to China is trying to capitalize on the scandal surrounding the special election in Alabama.

U.K. cyber agency tells government to handle Russian anti-virus software with caution

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 week ago

The guidance stops short of banning any software outright, but warns that national agencies should avoid using Russian anti-virus software in the interest of national security.

Watchdog questions DoD about Cyber Command's work with private sector, civilian agencies

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

The role the military, intelligence community or DHS plays in stopping digital attacks aimed at the U.S. economy can appear blurred at times.

International law effort takes down long-running Andromeda botnet

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 week ago

First launched in 2011, Andromeda was detected on an average of one million machines every month in the last six months.

Why Eugene Kaspersky keeps talking about 'Project Sauron'

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

Kaspersky Lab founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky says he's figured out why the U.S. government hates his company.

Former NSA employee pleads guilty to taking classified information home

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

The classified documents the former NSA software developer illegally took home between 2010 and 2015 were reportedly subsequently stolen by Russian intelligence.

National data breach notification law proposed by Senate Commerce Committee members

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

The new bill, called the Data Security and Breach Notification Act, comes in the wake of reports that Uber paid $100,000 to cover up a 2016 data breach that affected 57 million users.

Famed Russian hacker gets 14 years in prison for $50 million cyberfraud ring

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

Roman Seleznev was called "a pioneer" of modern cybercrime and "one of the most revered point-of-sale hackers in the criminal underworld."

Western allies consider offensive cyberwarfare agreement as Russia launches plan for ‘independent internet’

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

The agreement, being hammered out by the Denmark, Germany, Norway, Spain, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States, may be solidified by 2019.

How DJI fumbled its bug bounty program and created a PR nightmare

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

Popular drone maker DJI has bungled its bug bounty program — and a very public spat could have repercussions for the growing freelance industry.

Europol busts global ATM skimmer network

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

Four Bulgarians were arrested Thursday as part of an international police effort.

Guilty plea for Canadian charged in 2014 Yahoo hacking case

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

Karim Baratov, a 22-year-old Kazakhstan-born Canadian citizen, was arrested in Toronto in March before waiving his right to fight extradition to the U.S. earlier this year.

Top secret Army, NSA data found on public internet due to misconfigured AWS server

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

A misconfigured Amazon Web Services server with details on the Army's shutted 'Red Disk' project was publicly available on the open internet.

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