After Gaza ceasefire, MoleRATs hacking group continues to target Middle Eastern governments

It’s an example of how, alongside the violence that has long marked the Israel-Palestine conflict, there are often much subtler efforts by digital spies to access networks.

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Vigilante hacking campaign blocks victims from visiting The Pirate Bay, other piracy sites

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

A hacker doesn’t appear to be happy with the amount of digital piracy out there.

Snapchat stalker pleads guilty to using stolen passwords to torment college students

by Jeff Stone • 3 days ago

A 29-year-old man admitted to accessing 300 accounts, some belonging to high school students.

As vaccine passports morph into digital IDs, privacy advocates want to know that user data is protected

by Tonya Riley • 4 days ago

Vaccine passports might be clearing the runway for greater adoption of digital IDs. Privacy experts say there are still many unanswered questions.

Ukrainian cops seize cash, computers as part of Clop ransomware crew disruption

by Jeff Stone • 4 days ago

Clop is the same gang thought responsible for a messy extortion incident that affected the IT provider Accellion.

How FireEye attributed the SolarWinds hacking campaign to Russian spies

by Jeff Stone • 5 days ago

FireEye's CEO also said it's difficult to know whether a mysterious postcard was in fact sent by a Russian intelligence agency.

How recent disinformation campaigns tied to Russia, Pakistan blended fake engagement with real life

by Jeff Stone • 5 days ago

Measuring the amorphous impact of such ephemeral social media operations remains challenging.

Burgeoning ransomware gang Avaddon appears to shut down, mysteriously

by Tim Starks • 1 week ago

The group had become increasingly prolific, but there were no clear answers for why Avaddon disappeared.

Hackers reportedly used EA Games' Slack to breach network, access source code

by Tonya Riley • 1 week ago

Hackers tricked the company's IT support to get access to corporate systems, it seems.

Amazon's Sidewalk, a neighborhood device network, is 'uncharted territory' for data privacy, watchdogs say

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

Researchers say the technology is secure, though it touches on lingering anxieties.

Biden revokes TikTok ban, issues new guidance for evaluating foreign apps

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The order is a reprieve for TikTok, which had challenged a Trump-era directive in the courts.