Someone is using the 'Cozy Bear' moniker to scare DDoS victims into bitcoin payments

It looks like scammers are impersonating one of Russia’s most notorious hacking groups in order to extort victims out of thousands of dollars worth of bitcoin.

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Klobuchar to voting vendors: Don’t turn your back on good hackers when setting up a CVD program

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

A Democratic presidential candidate and one of the most outspoken voices in the Senate on election security has chimed in on a voting vendor RFI.

APT33 has used botnets to infect targets in the U.S. and Middle East, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

The Iranian hackers also set up their own virtual private network with “exit nodes" that change frequently, according to Trend Micro.

As iOS vulnerabilities emerge, a new app promises to detect hacked iPhones

by Jeff Stone • 4 days ago

The app is available for $4.99 in the iOS store.

‘GridEx’ offers stiff security test for an industry that welcomes the challenge

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

An exclusive look at GridEx, the biennial grid security exercise that puts power companies to the test.

Russia's GRU propped up fake media personas, mostly failed at social media promotion after DNC hack

by Jeff Stone • 5 days ago

The effort failed to prioritize obvious strategies that would have generated higher engagement.

Facebook confirms bug that activated iOS cameras

by Jeff Stone • 6 days ago

Longstanding concerns with the way Facebook handles user data resulted in more worries this week.

Microsoft says it will apply California privacy law across the country

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

As privacy-protecting legislation has stalled in Congress, California is one of a handful of states that have taken action.

Canadian tech giant OpenText to acquire Carbonite to boost cloud sales

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

The deal comes after Carbonite acquired Webroot earlier this year.

An issue in Apple Mail means some 'encrypted' messages aren't actually protected

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

A fix is on the way, though exactly when remains unclear.

'Sandworm' book review: To understand cyberwar, you must understand Ukraine

by Greg Otto • 1 week ago

The new book explains why Ukraine has been linked to almost every major cyberattack and how cyberwarfare's ultimate consquence is the danger to people's lives.

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