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Published: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:30:32 +0000

Last Build Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:30:32 +0000

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Avalanche botnet network struck down in global operation

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:52:00 +0000

A concerted effort between law enforcement and cybersecurity firms has resulted in the destruction of a major botnet platform.

US, EU take down Avalanche cybercrime network

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:33:00 +0000

The Avalanche family of malware has cost users more than $6 million in damages.

FBI gains expanded hacking powers after lawmakers' attempts to block fail

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:00:00 +0000

One leading senator called the expansion in powers 'one of the biggest mistakes in surveillance policy in years'.

How machine learning can stop terrorists from money laundering

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000

ISIS, among others, are using complex schemes to clean up funds - and it's up to us to find solutions to the problem.

With the deadline days away, expansion of FBI hacking powers looks likely

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:07:00 +0000

It only takes 10 lines of law to kill the controversial rule change. But after six months of congressional inaction, time is running out.

Mirai botnet attack hits thousands of home routers, throwing users offline

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:00:00 +0000

Germany's federal security office confirmed that almost a million customers in the country were affected by internet outages as a result of the attack.

Tech support scams evolve, borrow tricks from ransomware creators

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 04:09:00 +0000

If cold calling, fake alerts, and screen lockers aren't enough, potential victims now face a new threat born from ransomware.

Riseup email service sparks concern after warrant canary 'expires'

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 02:00:00 +0000

Warrant canaries are useful but flawed when not implemented properly.

Twitter tells law enforcement to stop mining tweets for surveillance

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:54:00 +0000

Reports of law enforcement agencies and police departments using the service to spy on suspects has caused the company "great concern".

Ransomware abusing encrypted chat app Telegram protocol cracked

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:16:00 +0000

Researchers have managed to ruin the malware's encryption in the same month it was discovered.

Deliveroo customers get hacked, go hungry, and foot the bill

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:01:00 +0000

It seems free food does indeed taste better, with hackers now targeting the takeaway service's customers to satisfy their cravings.

Catastrophic botnet to smash social media networks in 2017

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000

Security experts predict that Mirai is far from the end of social media disruption due to botnets.

DoD, HackerOne kick off Hack the Army bug bounty challenge

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:16:00 +0000

Now you can hack the US government -- legally.

These are the biggest tech turkeys of 2016

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:08:00 +0000

We look back at the biggest mistakes, controversies, and screw-ups from the tech world this year.

AdultFriendFinder network finally comes clean to members about hack

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:14:00 +0000

The adult entertainment and dating network waited a week to message its millions of users after news of the hack broke, but its method of delivery was far from proactive.

How Liberty is remaking the department store for the internet age

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:00:05 +0000

Iconic department store Liberty is embracing mobile and the internet: here's how.

Your car will be recalled in 2017 thanks to poor open-source security

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0000

Security experts believe yet another open-source software security catastrophe is on the horizon -- but this time, your car is the target.

Hackers say they took source code and admin logins

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:53:00 +0000

The hacker group also took credit for swiping half-a-dozen admin accounts, including their login keys used for accessing accounts.

Qualcomm launches bug bounty program for Snapdragon chips, modems

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:31:00 +0000

The worst security flaws reported by researchers can net rewards of up to $15,000.

Britain has passed the 'most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy'

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:00:00 +0000

The law forces UK internet providers to store browsing histories -- including domains visited -- for one year, in case of police investigations.