Two Methbot suspects set to plead guilty as alleged ringleader maintains his innocence

The men are two of the three who were extradited to the U.S. within the last year.

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Microsoft will offer free Windows 7 support for election officials through 2020

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 hours ago

The move is the latest step by Microsoft and other powerful tech companies to offer free or discounted services in support of election security.

What would a vulnerability disclosure program look like for voting equipment? Expect an RFI soon

by Sean Lyngaas • 23 hours ago

Voting equipment vendors have heard presentations from Bugcrowd, HackerOne, and Synack, according to ES&S's Chris Wlaschin.

How much of the cybersecurity talent shortage is self-inflicted?

by Jeff Stone • 1 day ago

The cybersecurity workforce gap goes beyond a lack of CISOs or an unwillingness to pay salaries.

Election commission says it won’t de-certify voting systems running old versions of Windows

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

The disclosure highlights the challenge of keeping voting systems secure after a vendor ceases offering support for a product.

A persistent group of hackers has been hitting Saudi IT providers, Symantec says

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

The findings come at a time of heightened tension in the Persian Gulf.

Latest Facebook shutdown involves hundreds of accounts misleading users in Ukraine, Iraq

by Jeff Stone • 3 days ago

The unrelated efforts in Eastern Europe and the Middle East are the latest examples of how the social media giant's reach is exploited.

Hacked government contractor shares breach details as investigation continues

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

“We want to see that this doesn’t happen to any other small business….or any other business for that matter,” Miracle Systems' president told CyberScoop.

Employees from Israeli spyware vendor Ability arrested in probe of 'significant' issues

by Jeff Stone • 4 days ago

Ability has faced legal scrutiny for years.

Meet 'Simjacker,' a nasty mobile vulnerability researchers say puts 1 billion phones at risk

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

A unnamed spyware vendor is using malicious SMS messages to infiltrate victims' phones, according to AdaptiveMobile Security.

Radio broadcaster Entercom hit with ransomware attack, reports say

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

Scammers demanded $500,000 to buzz off, an offer the radio operator apparently has declined.

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