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.
During the past week, US users visiting adult-themed sites were targeted by ads for a fake PornHub app that contained a version of the Koler ransomware.
A former CIA agent was arrested and arraigned in court yesterday on accusations of selling top secret documents to Chinese intelligence officers disguised as members of a Chinese think tank.
Despite being an expanding threat, ransomware infections are rarely reported to law enforcement agencies, according to conclusions from the 2016 Internet Crime Report, released yesterday by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
In a US-CERT report released yesterday afternoon, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have published IOCs about a malware family known as DeltaCharlie, used by North Korea to create its private DDoS botnet.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the FBI for the purpose of obtaining documents that reveal more details about the Bureau's close relationship with Geek Squad, a Best Buy division specialized in computer repairs.
The FBI has arrested members of a motorcycle gang accused to have hacked and stolen over 150 Jeep Wranglers from Southern California, which they later crossed the border into Mexico to have stripped down for parts.
A judge presiding over a child pornography case that was set in motion in 2012 has ruled that users have no legal expectation of privacy when they hand over their computers to Best Buy's Geek Squad IT technicians.
In an alert sent to medical and dental healthcare entities, the FBI is asking organizations to mind and secure their FTP servers in the face of hackers trying to get protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII).
Spanish police officers arrested and jailed a Russian national last Friday, January 13, on suspicion of creating and operating the NeverQuest banking trojan.