Twitter, Mudge and survival of the quittest

Why corporate Darwinism needs to change so Silicon Valley won't ignore the likes of Twitter whistleblower Peiter "Mudge" Zatko.

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Ransomware attacks jump as new malware strains proliferate, research finds

by AJ Vicens

Ransomware cases increased 47 percent amid a rise in attacks involving new strains of malware from the LockBit cybercrime syndicate.

Will spyware maker NSO Group's struggles reduce use of its eavesdropping tech? Critics doubt it.

by AJ Vicens

The company announced layoffs and a reorganization on Sunday, but spyware researchers doubt that will reduce the use of its technology.

Pentagon put microgrid technology to the test at DEF CON, drawing on hackers' ingenuity

by Suzanne Smalley

The collaboration unfolded at the cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas where more than 1,700 attendees attempted to outsmart DOD technology.

Why robotexts are scammers' favorite new tool

by Tonya Riley

Technology meant to limit robocalls has pushed scammers toward SMS-based attacks, which experts say can be even more dangerous.

What to watch for as 'Hacker Summer Camp' gets underway in Las Vegas

by Suzanne Smalley, AJ Vicens

Black Hat, DEF CON and BSidesLV take place this year amid a backdrop of COVID, cyberwarfare in Ukraine and digital attacks on Taiwan.

Collective of anti-disinformation 'Elves' offer a bulwark against Russian propaganda

by Suzanne Smalley

A group known as the Elves formed after three Lithuanian friends decided to work together to take on Russian trolls.

Treasury Department sanctions cryptocurrency 'mixer' Tornado Cash

by Tonya Riley

Treasury accused the mixer of failing to stop laundering from malicious cyber actors including North Korea's Lazarus Group.

Twilio, a texting platform popular with political campaigns, reports breach

by Tonya Riley

The company says it became aware of the hack on Aug. 4 but it declined to say how many customers were affected by the incident.

Cast your vote for the CyberScoop 50

by CyberScoop Staff

The awards honor visionaries, leaders, up and coming talent and the most promising innovations in cybersecurity. Voting closes Sept. 30.

The growth in targeted, sophisticated cyberattacks troubles top FBI cyber official

by Suzanne Smalley

Assistant Director for Cyber Bryan Vorndran worries about future threats posed by deep fakes and artificial intelligence.

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