Accessing all the data in a single smartphone can be as painstaking as processing thousands of fingerprints at a crime scene, but rather than isolating the prints you know from those you don’t, thousands of irrelevant text messages or call logs can simply muddy the waters of an investigation.
The police need to attract and retain people with high-end technical skills in order to provide law enforcement for the digital age, according to Andy Archibald, head of the UK's National Crime Agency.
Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who accessed and leaked reams of classified documents detailing NSA surveillance programs, answered questions as part of a panel hosted by American Civil Liberties Union executives at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.
ThreatMetrix explains the risks consumers face during tax season and strategies to protect taxpayer identities, especially when filing online returns. Of all potentially fraudulent tax returns, 93 percent are filed online, asserting the heightened need for preventative cybersecurity measures to protect tax e-filing.
Reports in recent days of cyber incidents involving Russia and Ukraine are largely unconfirmed and inconsistent. The scale and frequency of website defacements — of the kind the Russian government broadcaster RT reported over a week ago — is barely distinguishable from the ordinary background noise of hostile activity against any high-profile site.
Police investigating a burglary in Colorado are searching for a man who they believe snapped a selfie with an iPad reported stolen from a gymnastics studio.
Cyber Criminals are settling into a comfortable place in the "Dark Web" where they test, refine and distribute malware for online thievery.
Hackers took over the Reddit account and personal blog of Mark Karpeles, Mt. Gox’s CEO, to post an angry screed alleging that the exchange he ran had actually kept at least some of the bitcoins that the company had said were stolen from users.
With the current situation in Ukraine, and Russian hackers' penchant for escalating minor and major disputes and conflicts their nation has with neighboring countries into the cyber realm, it's no wonder that Latvia has launched a Cyber Defence Unit.
Since the first major protests in Kiev that triggered the current crisis with Moscow, American intelligence agencies have been on high alert for cyber attacks aimed at the new government in Ukraine. They were a bit late: the attacks started long before President Viktor F. Yanukovych was forced from office.
A few days after selling WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion, Jan Koum stepped into a suite at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco to celebrate with old friends, including CEOs, reformed hackers and a few people who fell into both those camps.
Initially created to help political dissidents bypass traffic restrictions and hide their online activity from authoritarian governments, the Tor anonymity network has long since become a great tool for cyber crooks to hide their criminal activities and infrastructure.
Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be.
Exposing a previously unknown weakness in the cryptographic system securing bitcoins, scientists have devised an attack that can steal large amounts of the digital currency when hackers run even unprivileged software on the same computer processing the coins.
The worldwide cybersecurity skills shortage is well-documented; and many countries have developed programs to fill the gap. These programs usually try to instill interest in schools, or tempt IT professionals into a career in security.