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Australia passes world's first law authorizing encryption backdoors

by Jeff Stone • 4 days ago

Privacy advocates, technologists and businesses including Apple have criticized the Australian bill and similar proposals elsewhere, saying such a plan would introduce portals for government abuse and malicious hackers alike.

U.S. indicts two over SamSam ransomware attacks that hit Atlanta, other cities

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 weeks ago

The indictment includes notable cases like the attacks on the city of Atlanta, the city of Newark and the Port of San Diego.

U.S. charges eight in complex ad-fraud scheme

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

U.S. prosecutors in New York unveiled a 13-count indictment charging suspected cybercriminals of orchestrating a scheme to defraud internet advertisers out of tens of millions of dollars.

Feds get guilty plea in 'DerpTrolling' attacks on video game sites

by Jared Beinart • 1 month ago

Austin Thompson could get up to a decade in prison for DDoS attacks against Sonly Online Entertainment and other sites.

Accused 'Vault 7' leaker to face new charges

by Greg Otto • 1 month ago

Joshua Schulte is alleged to have passed classified information to his family and smuggled cell phones into his jail cell.

University DDoS attack leads to $8.6 million fine, house arrest for New Jersey man

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 months ago

Paras Jha is one of the masterminds behind the Mirari botnet, which has been used in several large-scale attacks.

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