Eric Taylor, known online under the nickname of Cosmo the God, was sentenced on Friday last week to three years probation for a series of hacks the teenager committed in 2011 and 2012.
A malware operator and administrator of two online hacking forums was sentenced last week to 41 months in prison for his role in the distribution of the Zeus malware and for selling online the personal data he stole from infected victims.
Germany's telecommunications regulator has issued a ban against a line of smart toys called "My Friend Cayla," calling the toy an espionage device, and recommending that parents destroy all toy instances at once.
For the second time in three months, Google engineers have disclosed a bug in the Windows OS without Microsoft having released a fix before Google's announcement.
The Zcoin project announced yesterday that a typo in the Zerocoin source code allowed an attacker to steal 370,000 Zerocoin, which is about $592,000 at today's price.
It is unbelievable that almost five years after Adobe announced it would stop developing Flash Player for Android, users are still installing a non-existent piece of software, which in almost all cases is just malware in disguise.
Corporate email addresses are 4.3 more likely to receive malware compared to personal accounts, 6.2 times more likely to receive phishing lures, and 0.4 times less likely to receive spam.
It was a very slow week when it comes to ransomware, which is a great thing. Hopefully it will stay that way.The biggest news this week is the POC ransomware targeting ICS/SCADA that was demonstrated at RSA this week and the live streaming by Fabian Wosar of him reversing and cracking a a new ransomware called Hermes.
Mobile security experts from Skycure have found two methods for bypassing the security containers put around "Android for Work," allowing attackers to access business data saved in this seemingly secure environment.
Brian P. Johnson, 44, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will have to spend the next 34 months in federal prison and pay $1,134,828 in damages after hacking his former employer shortly after being fired.