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Alexander Vinnik heads to trial in France on ransomware, money laundering charges

by Joe Warminsky • 2 months ago

It's the latest milestone in a case that spans at least four countries. French and U.S. prosecutors allege the Russian helped create the infamous Locky ransomware and then launder the resulting bitcoin ransom payments.

Takedown of 92 Iran-owned domains includes 4 used for disinformation in US, feds say

by Joe Warminsky • 2 months ago

The Department of Justice said the four domains targeted at U.S. audiences — newsstand7.com, usjournal.net, usjournal.us and twtoday.net — were seized specifically under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

After Assange indictment, DDoSecrets publishes old WikiLeaks chats, strategy sessions

by Jeff Stone • 5 months ago

The disclosures, labeled AssangeLeaks, come after the same group pushed out the BlueLeaks database.

Zoom apologizes for disabling US accounts commemorating Tiananmen Square anniversary

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

The apology comes after an uproar from human rights activists and U.S. lawmakers for Zoom’s role in quashing dissent outside of mainland China.

Volunteer cybersecurity pros say they've stymied hacks against health care organizations

by Sean Lyngaas • 8 months ago

The group say it's dismantled nearly 3,000 malicious domains and identified more than a 2,000 software vulnerabilities.

Hackers seize on coronavirus fears for fodder in spearphishing, misinformation schemes

by Shannon Vavra • 9 months ago

Hackers frequently take advantage of crises and current events to tailor their messages better.

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