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NIST shared dataset of tattoos that’s been used to identify prisoners

byLisa VaasIn 2017, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit looking to force the FBI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to cough up info about Tatt-C (also known as the Tattoo Recognition Challenge): a tattoo recognition program that involves creating an “open tattoo database
Publish At:2020-03-19 12:45 | Read:204 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & order Privacy biometrics eff Electronic Frontier Found

Watch out for Office 365 and G Suite scams, FBI warns businesses

byJohn E DunnThe menace of Business Email Compromise (BEC) is often overshadowed by ransomware but it’s something small and medium-sized businesses shouldn’t lose sight of.Bang on cue, the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has alerted US businesses to ongoing attacks targeting organisations using Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite.Warnings
Publish At:2020-03-10 10:50 | Read:266 | Comments:0 | Tags:BEC Google Microsoft Security threats business email comprom

Are our police forces equipped to deal with modern cybercrimes?

“You should have asked for the presence of a digital detective,” Karen said when I told her what happened at the police station. I had accompanied a neighbor, who is a small business owner, that had been hit with ransomware and wanted to file a report. After listening to his story, the police officer at the desk asked if my neighbor had a description of the
Publish At:2020-03-04 16:09 | Read:302 | Comments:0 | Tags:Opinion critical infracstructure cybercrime digital evidence

Hackers Were Inside Citrix for Five Months

Networking software giant Citrix Systems says malicious hackers were inside its networks for five months between 2018 and 2019, making off with personal and financial data on company employees, contractors, interns, job candidates and their dependents. The disclosure comes almost a year after Citrix acknowledged that digital intruders had broken in by probin
Publish At:2020-02-19 14:05 | Read:360 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Data Breaches Citrix Systems CVE-2019-1978

US Govt agencies detail North Korea-linked HIDDEN COBRA malware

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released reports on North Korea-linked HIDDEN COBRA malware. The FBI, the US Cyber Command, and the Department of Homeland Security have published technical details of a new North-Korea linked hacking operation. The government experts released new an
Publish At:2020-02-15 17:31 | Read:276 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Hacking Malware Reports CISA FBI information security ne

DDoS Attack Potentially Targeted State Voter Registration Site, Says FBI

The FBI said that a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack potentially targeted a state-level voter registration site.In a Private Industry Notification (PIN) released on February 4, the FBI said that a state-level voter registration and voter information website received a high volume of DNS requests over the period of a month. Those requests were cons
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:21 | Read:226 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News DDoS FB

Alleged Member of Neo-Nazi Swatting Group Charged

Federal investigators on Friday arrested a Virginia man accused of being part of a neo-Nazi group that targeted hundreds of people in “swatting” attacks, wherein fake bomb threats, hostage situations and other violent scenarios were phoned in to police as part of a scheme to trick them into visiting potentially deadly force on a target’s ad
Publish At:2020-01-11 03:35 | Read:449 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ne'er-Do-Well News Atomwaffen Division Chanz Deadnet Doxbin

Stalkerware’s legal enforcement problem

Content warning: This piece contains brief descriptions of domestic violence and assault against women and children. In the past five years, only two stalkerware developers, both of whom designed, marketed, and sold tools favored by domestic abusers to pry into victims’ private lives, have faced federal consequences for their actions. Following a guilty p
Publish At:2019-11-18 16:50 | Read:708 | Comments:0 | Tags:Stalkerware Al Franken Computer Fraud and Abuse Act cybersta

‘Satori’ IoT Botnet Operator Pleads Guilty

A 21-year-old man from Vancouver, Wash. has pleaded guilty to federal hacking charges tied to his role in operating the “Satori” botnet, a crime machine powered by hacked Internet of Things (IoT) devices that was built to conduct massive denial-of-service attacks targeting Internet service providers, online gaming platforms and Web hosting compan
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:10 | Read:685 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ne'er-Do-Well News Drake DYN DDoS fbi Kenneth Currin Schuchm

DHS and FBI warn of ongoing attacks on energy firms and critical infrastructure

The US DHS and the FBI have issued a warning that APT groups are actively targeting energy firms and critical infrastructure. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI have issued a warning that APT groups are actively targeting government departments, and firms working in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sector
Publish At:2017-10-23 00:30 | Read:3893 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking DHS Dragonfly energy

FBI Director – Terrorists could launch drone attacks very soon

FBI director Christopher Wray warns of terrorists are planning to use drones in attacks, the threat is considered as imminent. This week, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Congress that terrorists may use drones in attacks against the United States, the official described the threat as imminent. “We do know that terrorist organizations have an inter
Publish At:2017-09-29 12:55 | Read:3254 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Terrorism Drone FBI ISIS US

Who Is Marcus Hutchins?

In early August 2017, FBI agents in Las Vegas arrested 23-year-old British security researcher Marcus Hutchins on suspicion of authoring and/or selling “Kronos,” a strain of malware designed to steal online banking credentials. Hutchins was virtually unknown to most in the security community until May 2017 when the U.K. media revealed him as the
Publish At:2017-09-09 13:55 | Read:5178 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other 184.168.88.189 atthackers@hotmail.com Blackhole bv1 co

FBI masqueraded the NIT in a video-bait to unmask sextortionist on Tor

The FBI used a NIT involving a specially crafted video file to unmask a sextortionist that via Tor was threatening youngsters. The FBI has used once again the network investigative technique (NIT) for unmasking Tor users, this time the feds used it to arrest a suspected sextortionist. The man is accused of having tricked young girls into sharing nude pics o
Publish At:2017-08-10 03:20 | Read:4123 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Deep Web Hacking anonymity child p

How a Citadel Trojan Developer Got Busted

A U.S. District Court judge in Atlanta last week handed a five year prison sentence to Mark Vartanyan, a Russian hacker who helped develop and sell the once infamous and widespread Citadel banking trojan. This fact has been reported by countless media outlets, but far less well known is the fascinating backstory about how Vartanyan got caught. For several ye
Publish At:2017-07-25 21:20 | Read:3453 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Aquabox Citadel Citadel Trojan fbi Kolypto Mark Vartan

Exclusive: Dutch Cops on AlphaBay ‘Refugees’

Following today’s breaking news about U.S. and international authorities taking down the competing Dark Web drug bazaars AlphaBay and Hansa Market, KrebsOnSecurity caught up with the Dutch investigators who took over Hansa on June 20, 2017. When U.S. authorities shuttered AlphaBay on July 5, police in The Netherlands saw a massive influx of AlphaBay re
Publish At:2017-07-21 06:30 | Read:4162 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other AlphaBay takedown Europol fbi Hansa Market Petra Haand

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