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In late May, an international law enforcement effort disrupted the Gameover Zeus (GoZ) botnet, a network of compromised computers used for banking fraud. The crackdown effectively eliminated the threat from Cryptolocker. Yet, ransomware is not dead, two recent analyses have found.
In a classic example of a ripple effect, a number of Namecheap’s users’ accounts have now been compromised in a brute-force attack, by hackers using passwords previously stolen by Russian gang CyberVor.
Services are up and running again after a denial of service took down Sony's PlayStation Network for much of Sunday, coinciding with a bomb threat on American Airlines flight 362, which carried John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment. The threats caused the airline to divert the flight.
Websense Security Labs has come across an interesting campaign, targeting Russian nationals, trying to lure them to download and run executables on their computers, under the guise of attacking Western government websites.
The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving only his eyes visible. But police and intelligence services in Britain and the United States have a plethora of clues as they scramble to identify him, from image analysis and voice-recognition software to social media postings and testimony from former captives.
Edward Snowden has made us painfully aware of the government’s sweeping surveillance programs over the last year. But a new program, currently being developed at the NSA, suggests that surveillance may fuel the government’s cyberdefense capabilities, too.
In its latest quarterly filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Twitter broke down its user base, saying that up to 8.5 percent of its monthly active users — about 23 million — are automatons.
Thrifty attackers, are you tired of investing your dollars in a botnet that's constantly being disrupted by new anti-virus signatures and bot downtime? A "cloudbot" might be just what you seek.
To string along suspected sex offenders, Bryan Montgomery carries out intimate conversations with them — sometimes lasting a year — while posing as a juvenile on social media. The job brings psychological stress, which Montgomery acknowledges.
Thanks to a Twitter bot that monitors Wikipedia edits made from Russian government IP addresses, someone from the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) has been caught editing a Russian-language Wikipedia reference to MH17 in an article on aviation disasters.
Common tactics of social media extortionists include relating to a service member’s interests and posting pictures of attractive females to lure them into chats. What may seem like a normal person wanting to video chat or meet with a Marine, can actually be an extortionist trying to deceive him for his money or information.
In the wake of Microsoft's seizure of No-IP servers and domains, private and public sector representatives met to discuss what can be done to address the problem of botnets.
A month after the GameOver ZeuS sting, another bank fraud group's operations has been disrupted by an international collaboration of security firms and law enforcement agencies. The new target is Shylock, a Trojan that has stolen from banks in the U.S., Italy, and especially the United Kingdom.
Facebook has revealed details of how it helped derail a little-known botnet operation out of Greece that was used to steal and mine digital currency and spread via Facebook and Lightcoin mining — infecting some 250,000 machines worldwide.
Coordinated botnet disruptions have increased in pace and popularity over the last few years as more private companies work with international law enforcement agencies to combat malware infections on a grand scale. Operation Tovar, announced on June 2 2014, is the latest to make headlines.
Rhode Island state police, through an Internet task force, are taking a new approach to finding those that traffic in child pornography. The recent arrival of golden Labrador Thoreau makes Rhode Island the second state in the nation to have a police dog trained to sniff out hard drives, thumb drives and other technological gadgets that could contain child pornography.
In his mind and online persona, Gilberto Valle left little doubt about the depths of his depravation: In communications over the Internet, he imagined subjecting women he knew to sex-related torture and, in some cases, murder and cannibalism. However, the judge concluded that Mr. Valle’s Internet plotting had been “fantasy role play” and was not evidence of an actual crime.
A 20 year old bug has been discovered in an algorithm so pervasive it's used in the Mars Curiosity rover, cars, aircraft, Android phones and a string of popular open source wares. The bug can be found in the Lempel-Ziv-Oberhumer (LZO) data compression algorithm created by Markus Oberhumer, who on Wednesday posted a new version 2.07 of the code and revealed the bug.
A South St. Paul burglar effectively updated his status to "busted" when he logged into Facebook on a computer in the home he is accused of breaking into, prosecutors say.
Complaints originating from social media make up "at least half" of calls passed on to front-line officers, a senior officer has told the BBC.
The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground traditionally provides expertise in instrumentation for technology-based systems and is the Army’s designated tester for C4ISR systems, as part of the Army Test and Evaluation Command. This year, in addition to supporting with instrumentation, USAEPG brought a network forensics team to the technology-centric field evaluation.
No matter what they do to decompress, the investigators, lawyers and forensic analysts who handle child-pornography cases say they can't outrun the first image they saw on the job, let alone the thousands of other horrors their eyes and ears have witnessed.
Network investigations can be far more difficult than a typical computer examination, even for an experienced digital forensics examiner, because there are many more events to assemble in order to understand the case and the tools do not do as much work for the examiner as traditional computer forensics tools.
The Army’s semi-annual, large-scale Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) saw the technology of network forensics make an impact at NIE 14.2, the latest NIE, which concluded earlier this month.
Evernote and Feedly — the popular note-taking app and RSS reader respectively — were both down for many hours on Wednesday because of a sustained hacker attack. Though the sites are starting to restore service, users may have still have intermittent problems.
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