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White House unveils process behind disclosing software vulnerabilities

by Greg Otto • 1 month ago

The White House released a charter Wednesday that will give more clarity and bring more transparency to how the government disseminates information on software flaws.

Super-stealthy attackers used NSA exploit weeks before WannaCry

by Shaun Waterman • 7 months ago

A more sophisticated, stealthier attacker used the same NSA-engineered cyberweapon to infiltrate the IT networks of companies across the world, including at least one publicly traded in the U.S., according to new research.

Basic phishing emails are so effective that most hackers don't use exploit kits anymore

by Chris Bing • 8 months ago

Hackers overwhelmingly prefer to target email accounts as their entry point into organizations, today, and that’s causing a massive drop in exploit kit usage, according to new research conducted by Symantec. The findings underscore a significant and recent transformation in the way that attackers generally seek to compromise systems; a trend that’s greatly accelerated over the last 12 months, Symantec found.

Leaked NSA hacking tools are a hit on the dark web

by Chris Bing • 8 months ago

A shadowy cast of random hackers are now sharing, promoting and working to reverse engineer the tools in the latest Shadow Brokers dump.

'Amateurish' espionage campaign launched with leaked Hacking Team tools

by Chris Bing • 8 months ago

A mysterious group appears to be relying on hacking tools that were originally stolen from Italian surveillance company Hacking Team to spy on European government officials, think tanks and journalists, according to new research published Thursday by cybersecurity firm F-Secure.

DOJ, FBI officials say there's been a surge in teenage hackers

by Chris Bing • 8 months ago

Government lawyers are seeing such a spike in adolescent cases that it reminds some of the late 1990s.

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