FBI Director Chris Wray is following in predecessor James Comey's footsteps in joining the anti-encryption crusade. Though the FBI has admitted to distorting the number of encrypted devices it can't get into,
US law enforcement announced today the arrests of 74 individuals accused of orchestrating BEC (business email compromise) scams through which they stole millions from users across the world.
On Friday, a New York man was arrested and charged in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York with conducting an extensive cyberstalking and threats campaign. He was charged with one count of cyberstalking and two counts of sending interstate threats.
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released another National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin as an extension of the alert the agency issued in November, 2017. This latest alert expires on September 14, 2018.
4iQ is a identity threat intelligence company that monitors the internet for identity records exposed in data breaches and accidental leaks. The latest 4iQ identity breach report indicates that between 2016 and 2017 there was a 182 percent increase in raw identity records discovered by its team.
The number of people who reported ransomware infections to US authorities has gone down last year, according to a yearly FBI Internet crime report.
Tech support scams are bigger than ever, according to Microsoft, the company revealing last week that it received over 153,000 reports from customers who were the victims of a tech support scam in 2017, a number that went up 24 percent compared to complaints the OS maker received in 2016.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced on Tuesday that it would be awarding the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award to Michael Gillespie for his efforts in combating ransomware and helping users who fell victims to this threat.
Three men have pleaded guilty for their role in the creation of the Mirai malware and the use of the subsequent Mirai botnet to launch DDoS attacks on multiple targets across the Internet, according to documents unsealed today by the US Department of Justice (DOJ).
The FBI and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) will announce official charges later today against Behzad Mesri, an Iranian national, for allegedly hacking HBO, attempting to extort the company into paying a ransom, and leaking then-unreleased episodes and scripts for HBO TV series, including Game of Thrones.
Court documents obtained by Bleeping Computer reveal that the FBI has charged a Minnesota man for launching hundreds of DDoS attacks on companies all over the world, including his former employers and business partners.
Extortion can also be funny when it happens to the bad guys, and there's one extortion attempt going on right now that will put a big smile on your face.
A District of Columbia court ruled that the FBI can keep secret the name and vendor of a hacking tool it used to break into the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter, Rizwan Farook.
The FBI and Montana law enforcement is looking for a hacker who's been terrorizing local high schools for the past five days, threatening both students' families and teachers alike.
On Monday, US authorities announced the arrest of a suspect who used Tor to disguise his online identity and coerce underage female victims into sending sexually explicit images and videos in a tactic commonly referred to as "sextortion."
MalwareTech — the security researcher who stopped the WannaCry ransomware outbreak — was arrested in Las Vegas on accusations of creating the Kronos banking trojan together with another person.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has issued a public service announcement about the improper security and privacy protections provided by manufacturers of Internet-connected smart toys, also known as IoT toys.
A young man guilty of hacking several three-letter US agencies has been sentenced today to two years in prison, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.