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DOJ official: Whether they're extradited or not, indicting foreign hackers is important

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

Whether or not foreign government hackers see the inside of a U.S. courtroom, indicting them is key to American deterrence policy, Adam Hickey said.

Pacific Northwest burger chain hit by FIN7

by Greg Otto • 3 weeks ago

Northwest U.S. fast food chain Burgerville revealed Wednesday that its customers' credit and debit card information was stolen by the international cybercrime group known as FIN7.

FireEye unmasks a new North Korean threat group

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

APT38 is bent on financing the North Korean regime, responsible for millions of dollars in bank heists, according to FireEye.

Deterrence or waste of time? Experts at odds over DOJ's actions on North Korea

by Greg Otto • 1 month ago

There's a rift among legal and cybersecurity experts over the way in which government handled the recent complaint against North Korea.

Russian hacker pleads guilty for role in massive botnet schemes

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 month ago

“For over two decades, Peter Levashov operated botnets which enabled him to harvest personal information from infected computers, disseminate spam, and distribute malware used to facilitate multiple scams,” Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said.

'Cobalt Group' launches new campaign against banks in Romania, Russia

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

An infamous hacking group is back to aggressively targeting banks less than a month after the Justice Department announced the arrest of three of its high-level members, according to new research.

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