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Researchers steal bitcoin by exploiting SS7 vulnerabilities

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 6 days ago

The new research follows years of warnings and a significant hack against German banks last year.

Instagram buying domains to deter hackers from selling data

by Shaun Waterman • 3 weeks ago

The social media company appears to have spent the long weekend buying up internet domains that hackers might try to use to sell contact information stolen last week from 6 million accounts.

Arrest of Chinese malware suspect highlights DOJ's strategy against foreign hackers

by Chris Bing • 3 weeks ago

The arrest of Yu Pingan in connection with the development of high-profile malware serves to highlight the Justice Department's modern and expansive efforts to prosecute foreign hackers in spite of extradition challenges.

Tax prep firm reaches settlement with FTC over cybersecurity lapses

by Shaun Waterman • 4 weeks ago

TaxSlayer was one of a number of online tax prep outfits that were targeted in 2015 by cybercriminals using "list validation" attacks.

Canadian allegedly paid by FSB officers to breach Yahoo will be extradited to U.S.

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

22-year-old Karim Baratov was arrested in March by Toronto police for breaching Yahoo multiple times between 2014 and 2016.

Hutchins arrest stokes fears among those sharing sensitive threat intel

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

The security researcher's arrest is troubling members of multiple threat information sharing groups who once counted Hutchins as an ally, but now worry that he could have recorded and shared their sensitive contributions.

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