Justice Department officials urge Congress to pass ransomware notification law

But they say Congress should hold the brakes on banning ransomware payments.

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Cyber job listings excluded Colorado workers after salary transparency law went into effect

by Tonya Riley • 23 hours ago

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment confirmed that it had received dozens of complaints about companies violating the law.

Apple patches zero-day flaw that hackers may have exploited

by Tim Starks • 1 day ago

Other details about the vulnerability were thin.

Scammers are using fake Microsoft 11 installers to spread malware

by Tim Starks • 2 days ago

The malicious sdownloads range from relatively innocuous adware to password stealers and trojans.

Average ransomware payment declined by 38% in second quarter of 2021, new Coveware report says

by Tonya Riley • 5 days ago

The average payment was $136,576 in the second quarter.

No cyberattack in sprawling internet outage, Akamai says

by Tim Starks • 6 days ago

Problems with Akamai Edge DNS were behind the outage.

Kaseya obtains decryption key for victims of massive ransomware attack

by Tonya Riley • 6 days ago

The company declined to comment on if it paid to obtain the key.

Pioneering spammer Peter Levashov is sentenced to time served after 33 months

by Jeff Stone • 7 days ago

Better known as "Severa," the Russian man was extradited to the U.S. three years ago.

UK man arrested in connection with massive Twitter hack, alleged cyberstalking

by Tonya Riley • 7 days ago

The high profile hack compromised the accounts of 130 victims.

Sweeping report details how NSO Group spyware leverages iOS software for surveillance

by Tonya Riley • 1 week ago

A new report reveals the extent of the spyware company's reach.

Amnesty sues NYPD, seeking details about facial recognition technology and arrest data

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

The records could shed light on how NYPD surveilled protestors during the Black Lives Matter protests last summer.