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Former NSA employee sentenced to 66 months for taking home classified info

by Greg Otto • 11 hours ago

Nghia Pho was sentenced to 66 months in prison Tuesday for taking home highly classified NSA hacking tools between 2010 and 2015.

Operator of 'VirusTotal for criminals' gets 14-year prison sentence

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 days ago

“Ruslan Bondars helped malware developers attack American businesses,” said Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski.

NSS Labs files antitrust suit against multiple cybersecurity vendors

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

The company alleges that CrowdStrike, Symantec and ESET as well as the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization conspired to restrict testing of products.

Deterrence or waste of time? Experts at odds over DOJ's actions on North Korea

by Greg Otto • 1 week ago

There's a rift among legal and cybersecurity experts over the way in which government handled the recent complaint against North Korea.

Russian hacker pleads guilty for role in massive botnet schemes

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

“For over two decades, Peter Levashov operated botnets which enabled him to harvest personal information from infected computers, disseminate spam, and distribute malware used to facilitate multiple scams,” Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said.

U.S. charges North Korean hacker over Sony, WannaCry incidents

by Greg Otto • 3 weeks ago

Park Jin Hyok, a North Korean computer programmer, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit computer-related fraud.