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Russian spammer and hacker Peter Levashov extradited to United States

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

Russian authorities have accused the U.S. of “hunting” and “kidnapping” its citizens. Levashov's lawyers says politics is behind the case.

Why Twitter's bot problem is a looming security challenge

by cyber_admin • 6 months ago

Last month's bot attack targeting think tanks and journalists is just the latest instance that calls the company's security practices into question.

Trump will call for private sector war on botnets, aide says

by Shaun Waterman • 11 months ago

One of the president's early cybersecurity actions will be a public call for internet companies to collaborate to stop the massive networks of compromised computer hardware weaponized by hackers.

FTC, reigning in data actions, is urged to drop D-Link case

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

The new chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday she wants to reign in the agency's more aggressive data security actions, and lawyers for the latest electronics maker the FTC sued for poor cybersecurity are calling on her to withdraw the case.

Arbor: DDoS attacks growing faster in size, complexity

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

The size of distributed denial of service attacks continued to grow at a faster rate than ever last year, and the attacks also increased in frequency and complexity, according to Arbor Networks' latest Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report.

FBI will increasingly rely on foreign help to stop hackers, Assistant AG says

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

The emergence of cybercrime as a global phenomenon is causing the FBI and Justice Department to increasingly rely on international law enforcement collaboration, legal treaties and informal agreements in addition to cooperation from the private sector, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Leslie Caldwell described, Thursday.

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