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Blackshades Boss Pleads Not Guilty

June 2, 2014 10:08 am | by Sara Peters, Dark Reading | Comments

The BlackShades organization was run like a real business — salaried staff, detailed customer lists, support teams — and that was a key factor in both its success and its demise.               


Cyber Drug Trade Reduces Violence

June 2, 2014 9:54 am | by Andy Greenberg, Wired | Comments

The dark web may have a silver lining, according to a pair of academics: A new class of geekier, less violent drug dealers.                                    


NIST Requests Public Comment on Proposed SHA-3 Cryptographic Standard

June 2, 2014 9:38 am | by NIST | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has requested public comments on its newly proposed "Secure Hash Algorithm-3" (SHA-3) Standard, which is designed to protect the integrity of electronic messages.         


US Cybercrime Laws Used to Target Security Researchers

May 30, 2014 10:21 am | by Tom Brewster, the Guardian | Comments

Some of the world’s best-known security researchers claim to have been threatened with indictment over their efforts to find vulnerabilities in internet infrastructure, amid fears American computer hacking laws are perversely making the web less safe to surf.


French Spy on US Companies, Too

May 30, 2014 10:04 am | by Infosecurity | Comments

Former defense secretary gates says French are most "capable" hacking nation after China.                                             


US Companies Seek Cyber Experts for Top Jobs, Board Seats

May 30, 2014 9:52 am | by Nadia Damouni, Reuters | Comments

Some of the largest U.S. companies are looking to hire cybersecurity experts in newly elevated positions and bring technologists on to their boards, a sign that corporate America is increasingly worried about hacking threats.       


The NSA Finds a Snowden Email

May 30, 2014 9:41 am | by Ken Dilanian, Associated Press | Comments

Edward Snowden says he repeatedly raised constitutional concerns about National Security Agency surveillance internally, but an NSA search turned up a single email in which Snowden gently asks for "clarification" on a technical legal question about training materials, agency officials said Thursday.


Iranian Hackers Spy with Fake Facebook Accounts

May 29, 2014 9:42 am | by Jim Finkle, Reuters | Comments

In an unprecedented, three-year cyberespionage campaign, Iranian hackers created false social networking accounts and a fake news website to spy on military and political leaders in the United States, Israel and other countries, a cyberintelligence firm has said.


US Cyber Crime Rising Faster than Resistance

May 29, 2014 9:19 am | by Martha Mendoza, Associated Press | Comments

The 12th annual survey of cybercrime trends found that online attackers determined to break into computers, steal information and interfere with business are more technologically advanced than those trying to stop them.         


SSL after the Heartbleed

May 29, 2014 8:16 am | by Kelly Jackson Higgins, Dark Reading | Comments

Heartbleed wasn't the first security hole discovered in SSL deployments, and it won't be the last.                                           


Root Backdoor Found in Surveillance Gear Used by Law Enforcement

May 29, 2014 8:15 am | by Dan Goodin, Ars Technica | Comments

Software used by law enforcement organizations to intercept the communications of suspected criminals contains a litany of critical weaknesses, including an undocumented backdoor secured with a hardcoded password, security researchers say.   


LulzSec Sabu Gets Time Served

May 28, 2014 10:10 am | by Andy Greenberg, Wired | Comments

Hector Monsegur spent the last three years as a model law enforcement informant, quietly drawing out his fellow hackers and directly aiding in the arrest of members of the LulzSec hacking crew and Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond. His hard work was rewarded Tuesday, when a judge sentenced him to time served and released him.


Digital Evidence, the New DNA in Criminal Cases

May 28, 2014 9:51 am | by Computer Forensics International | Comments

In 1911, it was fingerprints. In 1990, it was DNA. "In 2014, its digital evidence that's now playing a lead role at determining the fate of criminal defendants," says Mark McLaughlin of Computer Forensics International.         


Estonia Exercise Shows NATO's Growing Worry about Cyber Attacks

May 28, 2014 9:35 am | by Peter Apps, Reuters | Comments

Companies and nations are pouring ever greater resources into cyber security, including sophisticated simulations, as they worry over data and intellectual property theft as well as attacks causing physical damage.          


Iran Denies It Summoned Facebook CEO to Court

May 28, 2014 9:12 am | by Associated Press | Comments

An Iranian prosecutor Wednesday denied reports that a local judge ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy.



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