Chinese hacking group resurfaces to spy on U.S. maritime firms

Researchers say some of the companies are related to the South China Sea territory dispute.

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Hackers beat Firefox and Safari to earn $105K at Pwn2Own

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 14 hours ago

Chinese contestants from major companies had been dominating the contest in recent years, but new regulations from Beijing prohibited them from joining this year's fray.

Trump's NSA nominee promises to 'follow the law' in 2nd confirmation hearing

by Chris Bing • 15 hours ago

Gen. Paul Nakasone, the former head of Army Cyber Command, glided through a lackluster confirmation hearing Thursday to the top of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, putting him in the unique and powerful position of guiding both U.S.-backed cyber-espionage and warfare.

Palo Alto Networks to acquire for $300 million

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 days ago

In-Q-Tel-backed Evident will be folded into Palo Alto's existing tech.

Safari, Microsoft Edge exploits earn hackers $162k at Pwn2Own

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 days ago

The exploits, and money, are flying in Vancouver.

Former Equifax executive charged with insider trading after mega breach

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 days ago

Jun Ying allegedly concluded that Equifax had been breached and sold all of his stocks weeks before the company went public with the information.

Lawmakers to generals: Tell us the policies you need to launch cyberattacks

by Chris Bing • 3 days ago

During a Senate Armed Service Committee hearing Tuesday, the country's top cyber warfare generals answered questions and provided status updates on their forces.

What's worse? The AMD chip flaws or the disclosure process?

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 days ago

A small company is reporting major vulnerabilities in AMD chips, yet the disclosure itself has sent security researchers into a frenzy.

Hacking group threatens researchers' lives after they discover attack servers

by Chris Bing • 3 days ago

Security researchers' lives were threatened after coming across a cyber espionage operation, according to a new report.

Victims can sue Yahoo for massive breaches, federal judge says

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 4 days ago

The plaintiffs say they would have chosen a different email provider had they been aware of Yahoo's risks.

Infosec experts to consumers: You’ve got the power

by Samantha Ehlinger • 4 days ago

Consumers need to use their buying power to send a message that they value security, experts said Saturday at a SXSW panel.

Kaspersky uncovers sophisticated cyber-espionage operation across Africa and Middle East

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 5 days ago

Kaspersky says the threat is likely the work of a nation-state.

Behavioral analytics firm BioCatch raises $30M to expand product

by Greg Otto • 5 days ago

BioCatch proactively collects and analyzes more than 2,000 parameters to generate user profiles and model different types of genuine and malicious behavior.

ISPs inside Turkey and Egypt spread FinFisher spyware in massive espionage campaign

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

New research by human rights advocacy organization Citizen Lab shows how products made by two Western technology contractors facilitated nationwide surveillance in multiple developing countries under authoritarian rule.

The FBI Director thinks this company found an answer to 'going dark'

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

Key escrow, anyone?

China's government is keeping its security researchers from attending conferences

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

A new measure will keep Chinese researchers from their usual Pwn2Own domination.

Netsparker gets $40 million to grow its security scanner business

by Greg Otto • 1 week ago

The scanner actually exploits vulnerabilities in order to avoid false positives.

Code for massive 'Memcrashed' DDoS attack made public

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 week ago

It's been just over a week since the first massive Memcached-fueled denial of service attack. The authors of the new tool is being released "to bring more attention to the flaw."

Trump backs paper ballot backups for voting systems

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he supports states moving toward a paper backup ballot: "A lot of states are doing that. And I think that's a great idea."

While U.S. ponders response to Russia, agencies' hands are tied in cyberspace, intelligence chief says

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

After being repetitively criticized for not taking action, the head of the intelligence community complained that a lack of policy had stifled his agencies from forcefully responding to Russian cyberattacks and propaganda.

Open source security platform Snyk raises $7 million in Series A funding round

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 weeks ago

Snyk says it will use leverage the new funding to "deploy additional product offerings that improve the secure usage of open source for developers."

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