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In wake of Equifax breach, government shines light on entire industry

by Chris Bing • 6 days ago

While law enforcement agents were sent to immediately investigate how and why hackers broke into Equifax, other federal agencies, like the Homeland Security Department, were focusing on understanding the threat posed to the larger industry, a senior U.S. official said.

U.S. officials looking at Apache vulnerability as cause for Equifax breach

by Chris Bing • 7 days ago

The official's comments to CyberScoop are the first from a government source regarding the cause behind one of the largest data breaches in history, which was publicly announced last week.

Hacker posted stolen material from Mandiant researcher in attempt to damage FireEye stock

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

The incident highlights how a hacker can stoke fears of a corporate breach to negatively affect the stock price of a specific, targeted company.

Mandiant researcher doxed by hackers; FireEye counters claim that internal info dumped

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

A hacker claiming to have compromised Mandiant published a trove of leaked emails apparently connected to a single employee's personal computer.

Cryptocurrency company pushes back against Shadow Brokers' latest claims

by Cassandra Stephenson • 4 months ago

The Shadow Brokers announced Tuesday that they will accept Zcash as payment for a monthly subscription service to access leaked NSA files. The group also raised speculation on the cryptocurrency’s ties to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, the Department of Defense, and Israel.

The leaked NSA hacking tool that will wreak havoc for years to come

by Chris Bing • 4 months ago

Turns out 'EternalBlue' was a good name for the tool that could cause massive headaches for enterprises in the coming years.

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