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Tor's ex-director: 'The criminal use of Tor has become overwhelming'

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 days ago

"I think 95 percent of what we see on the onion sites and other dark nets is just criminal activity."

Lawmakers introduce bill to shine spotlight on government hacking stockpile

by Chris Bing • 6 days ago

A new bipartisan bill aims to add transparency to the Vulnerabilities Equities Process.

Cyber experts tell Congress that if companies can't hack back, maybe the feds should

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

Corporate cybersecurity experts told senators that the U.S. government should launch offensive cyber-missions against hackers who attack and steal information from American companies.

Mobile-encryption markets booming as law enforcement sees world 'going dark'

by Shaun Waterman • 2 weeks ago

The growth of ubiquitous global mobile encryption may be a bane for U.S. law enforcement. But it is a boom market, expected to almost quadruple in size over the next five years according to a new projection.

FBI Director: If left unchecked, Russian hackers will change vote tallies in a future U.S. election

by Chris Bing • 3 weeks ago

FBI Director James Comey predicts that if left undeterred, Russian hackers will one day attempt to change the vote tally in a U.S. election. Comey said as much during an exchange with South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham during a public hearing on Capitol Hill organized by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday. During the hearing, various lawmakers asked Comey a series of different questions concerning Russia’s ability to conduct damaging, cyber operations against both the U.S. and its allies.

Ransomware demands now average about $1,000 because so many victims decide to pay up

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 weeks ago

Americans pay ransoms at double the global rate.

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