Cybercriminals continue to rely on individuals who undertake the risky operation of moving illicit proceeds from one location to another. But these "money mules" face a multitude of risks, including imprisonment, police warn.
Bitcoin: Is it the future of cash, a legitimate speculative instrument or a Ponzi scheme in easy-to-consume digital form? Despite the outstanding questions, investors and cybercriminals alike continue to amass cryptocurrencies. Both groups face perils.
Ethiopian dissidents living overseas had their devices infected with spyware made by an Israeli defense company, Canadian researchers allege. Their findings have revived longstanding concerns over some governments' potential abuse of powerful surveillance tools.
The hacker to whom Uber paid $100,000 to destroy data and keep quiet about its big, bad breach is a 20-year-old man living in Florida, Reuters reports. But numerous questions remain about the 2016 breach, including whether the payment was a bug bounty, extortion payoff or hush money.
In the latest blow to Kaspersky Lab, the U.K. government is warning that the Russian anti-virus vendor's software should not be used on computers that handle classified information. British bank Barclays has also ceased giving away Kaspersky's AV software to its customers.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Kirstjen Nielsen as secretary of homeland security on a 62 to 37 vote. She will lead a quarter-million employee organization that's charged to help secure the information technology of civilian federal agencies and the nation's critical infrastructure.
An international police operation has resulted in the disruption of the long-running Andromeda botnet and associated Gamarue crimeware toolkit. Andromeda has been used to distribute 80 types of malware, including backdoors, banking Trojans and ransomware, security experts say.
The U.K.'s privacy watchdog has launched a probe after some Members of Parliament admitted they share email passwords or leave workstations unlocked. The MPs were attempting to defend a colleague who's been accused of downloading and viewing pornography on his work PC.
A report on the SEC targeting a Canadian company for fraud, alleging it cheated investors by exploiting a so-called Initial Coin Offering crowdsourcing funding system, leads the ISMG Security Report. Also, an NSA analyst pleads guilty in a case involving storing classified data on his home PC.
An employee of the NSA's Tailored Access Operations group has pleaded guilty to mishandling classified information. The material ended up in the hands of Russia after he copied it to his home computer, which had Kaspersky Lab's anti-virus software installed.
A trio of Democratic senators is pushing for passage of a U.S. national data breach notification law. Data breach expert Troy Hunt tells lawmakers that data breaches will only get worse. But will Congress, which has rejected similar measures, enact this latest proposal?