Listen now – and have your say on this divisive issue in our comments!Read More S3 Ep28.5: Hacking back – is attack an acceptable form of defence? [Podcast]
Hacking for good! A judge said I could!Read More FBI hacks into hundreds of infected US servers (and disinfects them)
Fortunately, this suspect wasn’t as anonymous as he thought…Read More Italian charged with hiring “dark web hitman” to murder his ex-girlfriend
A man has been sentenced to two years in a federal prison after wreaking an act of revenge against a company, deleting so many staff’s user accounts that the firm had to shut down completely for two days.
Read more in my article on the Bitdefender B…Read More Businesses! Beware the vengeful IT contractor!
What do phone scammers who prey on the vulnerable deserve?
Fart spray and glitterbombs, of course! A fun video makes some serious points, and could be a valuable lesson for your family and friends.Read More Fighting back against phone scammers with glitter bombs
The hacker who claimed responsibility for breaching the live video streams of 150,000 CCTV cameras at police departments, hospitals, and well-known businesses has been charged by the US Department of Justice with hacking more than 100 companies.
Re…Read More Hacker who breached Verkada charged with stealing data from over 100 companies
The FBI is reminding organisations of the serious threat posed by business email compromise (BEC) scams, declaring that it caused over $1.8 billion worth of losses to businesses last year.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.Read More 64 times worse than ransomware? FBI statistics underline the horrific cost of business email compromise
How are cheerleaders being creeped out by deepfakes? What might Tinder tell potential dates about your murky past? And how should companies respond to the press when a security breach occurs?
All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition…Read More Smashing Security podcast #219: Cheerleaders, dating apps, and crisis PR
Researchers claim that not only are smart doorbells “unlikely” to have “any significant effect on residential burglary” rates, but they might actually increase the risk of burglary.Read More Smart doorbells may be signalling to burglars that you have something worth stealing
Following news that the video streams of 150,000 webcams managed by Verkada had been breached, police in Switzerland have raided the alleged hacker’s apartment.Read More Police raid apartment of alleged Verkada hacker, as questions asked about employees’ access to customer video feeds
Police in the Netherlands and Belgium have made hundreds of raids, and arrested at least 80 people, after cracking into an encrypted phone network used by organised criminals.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.Read More Criminals arrested after trusting encrypted chat app cracked by the police
Is it the end of the road for John McAfee? Is PornHub more legitimate than Facebook? And do you know as much as you think you do about the Microsoft Exchange Server mega-hack?
All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Sm…Read More Smashing Security podcast #218: Microsoft, McAfee, and mayhem
A Russian cybercrime forum appears to have suffered a data breach, spilling details of users.
Which is a terribly unfortunate thing to happen…Read More Russian cybercriminal forum hacked, user details exposed
Trio alleged to have been at it for more than a decade, and to have made off with well over a billion dollars.Read More US names three North Koreans in laundry list of cybercrime charges
The United States Department of Justice has charged three North Korean computer programmers with a range of cyber attacks that made headlines around the world.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.Read More US charges North Korean hackers in relation to WannaCry, Sony Pictures attack, and an attempt to steal more than a billion dollars from banks
Facebook – angry that the Australian government wants it and other tech giants to pay for content reposted from media outlets – has blocked users in Australia from sharing or viewing news content on the platform.
And in characteristic style, they’ve…Read More Breaking news: Facebook breaks news (and other pages) for Australian users
The FBI is hoping that its hunt for Capitol rioters will go viral, a cryptocurrency con lets its perpetrator live the high life… for a while, and just what does Facebook have against cows and a team of cricketers?
All this and much more is discuss…Read More Smashing Security podcast #215: Sexy cows banned on Facebook
More good news in the cybercrime law-and-order world, this time a bust of ransomware crooks.Read More Egregor ransomware criminals allegedly busted in Ukraine
New episode – listen now!Read More S3 Ep18: Apple emergency, crypto blunder and botnet takedown [Podcast]
Law enforcement agencies across the globe say that they have dealt a blow against Emotet, described by Interpol as “the world’s most dangerous malware”, by taking control of its infrastructure.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Securi…Read More Emotet botnet takedown – what you need to know