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Europol, FBI, Bitdefender team up on ransomware decryptor
The decryptor neutralises the latest versions of GandCrab – the most prolific families of file-encrypting malware to date.
Largest DDoS-for-hire websites responsible for 11% of attacks worldwide – Nexusguard
The FBI’s shutdown of the world’s 15 largest DDoS-for-hire “booter” websites in December resulted in 85% decrease in average attack sizes, year-over year.
Advice: FBI urges people to reboot their routers following Russia attack
After the FBI issued a plea for people around the world to reset their routers, Vectra's EMEA director has some advice for businesses moving forward.
Decrypted: Phantom Secure takedown a 'significant blow' against Australia's organised crime networks
“According to court documents, Phantom Secure advertised its products as impervious to decryption, wiretapping or legal third-party records requests."
Microsoft, ESET & law enforcement disrupt Gamarue botnet
Microsoft, ESET, the FBI, Interpol, Europol and other security stakeholders have collectively dismantled a major botnet operation known as Gamarue.
FirstWave tackles $3 billion enterprise issue
“The solution we've developed is designed to detect and block various ‘whaling’ attacks, specifically to protect a company’s C-Level executives."
Stop bullying Apple around and start doing some intelligence homework
The FBI should stop bullying Apple and the technology industry and spend their time and energy instead on figuring out other ways of investigating.
Is Apple creating an unhackable smartphone?
Various sources attest to the fact that Apple is working on creating a phone that is unhackable by government bodies or even Apple itself.
FBI asks Apple to break into iPhones. Apple says no
Apple has solidified its stance on digital privacy, with CEO Tim Cook publishing an open letter to customers about why it won't comply with FBI's requ
Political parties push for Coleman exit as Dotcom debacle drags on
"Are we still expected to believe that Mr Coleman did not discuss the investigation with any of his colleagues before endorsing the decision to grant permanent residency?"
Should Coleman come clean over FBI Dotcom briefing?
"Jonathan Coleman’s fingers are all over this. It is time the public were given a truthful account of what Government ministers knew and when."
Microsoft attacks global cyber criminals
In unison with the FBI and authorities across the world, Microsoft has disrupted a global cybercrime operation responsible for over half a billion dollars in financial fraud.
FBI arrests Kiwi in global Facebook ring
Global investigation into an alleged international cybercrime ring costing Facebook users NZ$1 billion.
Florida company loses Apple ID's not FBI
Software company sets record straight over stolen Apple IDs as FBI deny losing data.
Apple denies FBI device ID list
Apple distances itself from a hacker group's claim of stealing 12m device identification numbers from an FBI laptop.
FBI reveals Steve Jobs file
Apple founder was investigated in 1991 for a possible job with the US government; so what did they find?