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A coronavirus-tracking app locked users' phones and demanded $100

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

The app is the latest reminder that trusting Apple and Google to serve as gatekeepers is an effective way to mostly avoid malware.

Microsoft strikes back at Necurs botnet by preemptively disabling hacking tools

by Jeff Stone • 3 weeks ago

The action is the result of eight yesrs of tracking and planning, the company said.

Known bugs and predictable phishing are behind your average security incident, IBM says

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

There's so much available in cybercrime forums that scammers don't need to be very creative, the X-Force team found after examining billions of incidents.

China-linked hackers have targeted Malaysian government, officials warn

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The alleged Chinese spying on Malaysian government organizations fits Beijing's pattern of using cyber-operations to project power in the region.

Feds are lining up more indictments related to Chinese cyber-activity, officials say

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

“Chinese theft by hacking has been prominent,” Attorney General William Barr says. Another Department of Justice official says indictments are coming "soon."

The Dark Overlord hacking suspect who's fighting extradition to the U.S. is running out of options

by Jeff Stone • 5 months ago

Nathan Wyatt could be on his way to the U.S. before the end of the year. The group known as the Dark Overlord has been tied to a series of attacks on U.S. schools, health care providers and Netflix.

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