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Senator asks Department of Justice if it can keep a lid on its software exploits

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

Sen. Ron Wyden is asking what law enforcement agencies are doing to protect their hacking tools from foreign spies.

Researchers are still using lessons from VPNFilter to track threats one year later

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

The lessons learned from that takedown of the 500,000-router botnet are still reverberating today in the cybersecurity community.

International police dismantle crime ring that allegedly used GozNym malware to try to steal $100 million

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

The crackdown included an indictment of 10 alleged members of the crime ring, and prosecution of defendants in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

U.S. jury finds two Romanians guilty of stealing credit card info, infecting 400,000 computers

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The two men also allegedly stole millions of dollars through online auction fraud.

SamSam outbreak led to FBI restructuring, top official says

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

The notorious ransomware forced the FBI to rethink how the bureau tackles cyber investigations.

Inspector general finds deficiencies in how FBI tells companies they've been breached

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

Many FBI agents tasked with responding to cyber crimes fail to properly index victims properly in a bureau reporting platform, a problem that could make it more difficult for hacked organizations to recover, according to the report.

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