Cyber Crime

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Ransomware 'customer support' chat reveals criminals' ruthlessness

F-Secure publishes 34 pages of chat transcripts between victims and gang's 'support rep'

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Would killing Bitcoin end ransomware?

Bitcoin and ransomware seem to go hand-in-hand, but experts say that doing away with the cybercurrency would just force cybercriminals to find another anonymous way to extort money

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Tips for negotiating with cyber extortionists

Whether you are opposed to it or not, enterprises need to have a plan for negotiating with people who take their data hostage

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Security researchers trick 'CEO' email scammer into giving up identity

Dell SecureWorks is encouraging businesses to use these tips to fight back against phishing schemes

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Microsoft's president wants a Geneva Convention for cyberwar

Brad Smith calls for international agreements on digital rules of engagement

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Prepare for the smart bot invasion

We all know about the havoc wreaked by malicious bots, but soon, we'll have to deal with 'good' bots. How do you tell the two apart?

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Line between cyber crooks and cyber spies getting more blurry

Actors who steal for cash and also work on government payrolls will increase over next five years, former assistant U.S. attorney says

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How San Diego fights off 500,000 cyberattacks a day

What it takes to protect San Diego’s complex network of smart city and legacy technology

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RSA Conference preview: The agenda can't keep up

The latest, scariest, most sophisticated threats are too fresh for the RSA Conference to cover, but the real value will be great info on how to be a better defender

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Recent WordPress vulnerability used to deface 1.5 million pages

Attackers are exploiting the recently patched REST API vulnerability that allows code to be injected into WordPress websites

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Ransomware soars in 2016, while malware declines

IoT exploits continue to be a threat, SonicWall report says

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AI isn't for the good guys alone anymore

Criminals are beginning to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to get around cyberdefenses

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Hacking the 2016 election: A timeline

Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election played out in a series of hacks taking place over several months. Here’s how the attacks unfolded.

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How AI is stopping criminal hacking in real time

At the risk of overstating the obvious, criminals are winning the cyber war right now

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Why 2017 will be the worst year ever for security

High-profile breaches are the tip of the iceberg. Many have never been detected or disclosed -- and without major infrastructure changes, it'll only get worse

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Hackers are seeking out company insiders on the black market

Researchers have noticed growing activity from online black market dealers trying to recruit company insiders for cyber crime

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Machine behaviors that threaten enterprise security

What to do when machine learning on the inside turns against the perimeter

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The evolution of (and solution to) ransomware

Ransomware has become the scourge of the internet 28 years after it first appeared. Here's how to prevent infection and recover if you're hit

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