Adam Mudd has been sentenced to a two-year prison term after he pleaded guilty to developing and selling "Titanium Stresser," an on-demand DDoS attack tool tied to over 1.7 million attacks worldwide. Separately, Britain's high court ruled that Lauri Love can fight a U.S. extradition request.
A man who allegedly used a smartphone with a Tor proxy and VPN client to hide his online activities has been arrested and charged with narcotics distribution after U.S. Postal Service employees spotted him mailing large numbers of envelopes while wearing latex gloves.
FireEye's Mandiant investigative unit is seeing a revival in tried-and-true hacking techniques, ranging from social engineering to the snatching of OAuth tokens. Why are these old techniques still working?
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will lose her cash bonus after an independent investigation into security breaches at the search giant found that the company's senior executives and legal team failed to properly comprehend or investigate the severity of the attacks.
Many IT professionals use remote administration tools to troubleshoot and fix PC problems remotely, just as if they were sitting behind the keyboard themselves. But these tools are also used for different purposes today. Both nation states and hacktivists use modified these tools, creating Remote Access Trojan's...
College student Zachary Shames, who's pleaded guilty to developing and selling Limitless Logger spyware, was outed to the FBI by security firm Trend Micro after Shames failed to compartmentalize his online activities. Turns out hiding your identity online is harder than it might appear.
Despite significant investments in the signature-based defenses of today's network, email and endpoint security solutions, since 2010, these solutions have been ineffective against the sheer volume of evolving malware. Security and risk professionals have turned to automated malware analysis (AMA) for help. These...
As defense stategies become stronger year after year, it seems as though the prevalence of malware is growing proportionately, projected to exceed $2 trillion by 2019 - a four-fold increase in the cost of security breaches over 2015.Posing a threat to every industry, profession, and company, malware not only...
Sen. Marco Rubio: Don't think of the Russian-government breach of Democratic Party computers as merely an attempt to influence the presidential election, but rather as a sophisticated campaign aimed to spread disarray through the government and society.
Because cyberattackers are now using memory-resident malware that leave no trace on the disk, forensics experts using traditional methods will face a challenge, says Christopher Novak, director of Verizon's global investigative response unit.
As the New Year unfolds, finding a breach prevention provider will be critical in order to safeguard an organization's assets. NSS Labs subjected nine cybersecurity market leaders to comprehensive, rigorous testing to determine how well each product handled current advanced threats and attack methods. All vendor...
The lack of a smoking gun - absolute certainty - has some security experts not entirely convinced that the Russians or their backers hacked Democratic Party computers in an attempt to sway the U.S. presidential election.
An explanation of how the FBI likely was able to quickly review 650,000 emails found on a computer shared by a top aide to Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads the latest ISMG Security Report. Also, this week's ISMG Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in London is previewed.
How did the FBI likely approach its examination of the computer of Hillary Clinton's close aide Huma Abedin to determine if it contained classified materials? Forensic expert Rob Lee explains just how such an examination occurs.
Apple-FBI crypto debate update: A researcher successfully defeated an iPhone passcode using less than $100 in equipment. But the delicate procedure, if used on the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, could have accidentally obliterated its data.