Trump Says He Gave Kim Jong Un His Direct Number. Never Do That

July 4, 2018

Days after President Donald Trump met with Northern korean despot Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the president touted the strength of the two leaders’ relationship. “I can now call him, ” he told reporters at the White House on Friday. “I rendered him a very direct amount. He can now call me if he has any difficulty. We have communication.” The US and North koreans have an extremely complicated and…


The damage from Atlantas huge cyberattack is even worse than the city first thought

June 24, 2018

More than two months after a cyberattack hobbled many of its critical municipal systems, the city of Atlanta is still sorting through the wreckage of what is likely the most difficult cyberattack targeting a U.S. metropolitan to date. On March 22, Atlanta’s connected systems city-wide were hit with a ransomware content locking their respective files and challenging an approximately $50,000 pay in bitcoin( the rate has fluctuated since ). The…


White House Cuts Critical Cybersecurity Role as Threats Loom

June 2, 2018

A little over a month ago, the White House forced out Tom Bossert, its cybersecurity czar. A week afterwards, cybersecurity coordinator Rob Joyce said he would depart as well. And now, rather than replace either, the Trump administration will do without anyone at the helm of its cybersecurity policy. It couldn’t have picked a worse time. The news that the newly appointed national protection consultant John Bolton has decided to…


Can hackers put an end to cybercrime? These ‘ethical hackers’ say yes.

May 13, 2018

Players in the World Hackathon in Guadalajara, Mexico, in July of 2017 Image: Ulises Ruiz Basurto/ EPA/ REX/ Shutterstock The last two years have appreciated the Equifax violate, the WannaCry cyberattack, a nefarious DDoS attack that destroyed the internet for a full day, and a laundry list of other security infringes of the stores, eateries, and retailers we know and adoration. A skilled hacker has a dangerous amount of power…


Snowdens Bitcoin Fan Gets His WishTo Be Arrested

March 29, 2018

An Oregon man who once asked the government to arrest him for imparting Bitcoin to anarchist, and Bitcoin enthusiast who depicted national attention in April 2015 with his objection of then-president Barack Obama’s directive as forbidding any financial support to Snowden, who was then participating his third year of exile in Russia. Ives’ complained by sending the whistleblower 33 pennies worth of Bitcoin and calling out it out on Twitter…


Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Inventor Accused of Swindling $5 Billion of Cryptocurrency

March 21, 2018

Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed inventor of bitcoin, accuses of swindling more than$ five billion worth of the cryptocurrency and other resources from the property of a computer-security expert. Wright, who claimed in 2016 that he established the computer-based currency for the purposes of the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, allegedly schemed to use phony contracts and signatures to lay claim to bitcoins mined by peer Dave Kleiman, another cryptocurrency adherent, who died…


Tony Soprano of Cybercrime Snitches on Russian Hacker

March 17, 2018

Accused Russian hacker Peter Levashov is losing his defense attorney following the discovery that the same lawyer was simultaneously representing a cybercrime ringleader who informed on Levashov in a plea deal. The bizarre spin connects for the first time two of the U.S. government’s biggest cybercrime catches: Levashov, who was extradited from Spain this month on U.S. charges that he passed the massive Kelihos botnet, and Gery Shalon, a Russian-born…


Leaked: Secret Documents From Russias Election Trolls

March 11, 2018

The Kremlin-backed troll farm at the center of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election has softly suffered a cataclysmic security breach, The Daily Beast has confirmed, in a divulge that spilled new more detailed information on its operations onto obscure corners of the internet. The Russian ” information exchange ” Joker.Buzz, which auctions off often stolen or confidential information, advertised a leakage for a large cache of the access…


Bitcoin Dives After SEC Says Crypto Platforms Must Be Registered

March 10, 2018

Bitcoin slumped back below $10,000 after the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission reiterated that many online trading platforms for digital assets should register with the agency as exchanges. The largest cryptocurrency dropped as much as 13 percentage to $9,416 after the SEC statement boosted concerned about the fact that stiffening regulation may limit trading. Bitcoin is down about 50 percent from its high-pitched of almost $20,000 in December in part…


Feds Bust Designers of the Botnet That Crippled the Internet

January 12, 2018

A federal courtroom in Alaska unsealed evidences Tuesday showing that a number of young men have entered plea arrangements over their alleged roles in a huge, malicious network of internet-of-things devices. Mirai, as the botnet was known, was used in massive onslaughts throughout 2016. Josiah White, who applied the hacker handles Lightspeed and thegenius, helped generate the Mirai botnet, according to court records. A second man, Paras Jha, who cybersecurity…


Another reason why you should never ever download Flash on your Android phone

October 20, 2017

Image: getty images Consider this yet another PSA on why you should never ever download Adobe Flash Player, or anything resembling it if you’re employing an Android phone. Security researchers at ESET have discovered a new kind of ransomware infecting Android phones on a tier nobody’s ever seen before. Called DoubleLocker, the exploit encrypts the data on the infected machine and then changes its PIN number so victims are locked…


Equifax was allegedly hacked months before its massive breach

October 10, 2017

Jeez . Image: RHONA WISE/ EP-AEFE/ REX/ SHUTTERSTOCK Equifax was hacked this past summer. You already know this. Nonetheless, according to a brand-new report, the company’s computer systems were likewise allegedly broken into in March. And here’s the kicker: The same crew might be responsible for both occurrences. That’s right, the same culprits behind the stealing of personal information on potentially 143 million Americans might have been poking around in…


Facebook pledges $1 million for cybersecurity education

July 27, 2017

Image: Mike Nelson/ Epa/ REX/ Shutterstock Less than a year after Mark Zuckerberg mocked the notion that his social network might have any serious impact on the U.S. election, Facebook announced that it will donate fund to cybersecurity education endeavors as well as a new project to ensure election security. Facebook’s director security officer, Alex Stamos, announced the new funding on Wednesday at Black Hat USA, the largest seminar devote…


Jared Kushner says a fake Guccifer tried to blackmail him for Bitcoin

July 25, 2017

The Kush . Image: REX/ Shutterstock Jared Kushner prince of the United States and future savior of the Middle East wants you to know that not all computer crazies worked to help his father-in-law during the course of its 2016 presidential campaign. The Kush sat before investigates in Congress on Monday to talk about his meetings with Russian tribe leading up to last year’s election, and he wanted the committee…


Buyers fear police have secretly seized the last big dark web market standing

July 23, 2017

A sampling of the goods . Image: Dreaming sell The Silk Road, Silk Road 2.0, AlphaBay, and Hansa: These are the dark-web marketplaces shuttered by law enforcement, leaving online buyers and sellers of drugs, weapons, and who knows what else scrambling to find the next online bazaar for their illicit wares. They saw it in Dream Market, but as the last big-hearted pitch-dark market standing picks up steam, consumers are…


Alpha Bay, Hansa taken down in coordinated global cybercrime operation

July 21, 2017

It’s get harder to make illegal transactions on the Dark Web Image: ingibiork/ Shutterstock A massive world endeavor shut down a pair of enormous darknes web marketplaces where transactions of drugs, firearms, and stolen data reportedly made at the least$ 1 billion. SEE ALSO: A dark web marketplace went down, and oh boy did its customers freak out The FBI, DEA, the Dutch National Police, and Europol worked to take…


Corelight closes $9.2M Series A to help enterprises battle ransomware

July 19, 2017

Its already been a year of multiple high profile ransomware attacksand now cybersecurity startup Corelight has pouched a $9.2 million Series A round, is presided over by Accel Partner. Osage University Partners and Riverbed Technology Co-founder Dr Steve McCanne also participated in the round. Preventing ransomware is among the listed use-cases for the startups first product, the Corelight Sensor, which it describes as a flight data recorder for its target…


CoinDash takes a hit as hackers steal $7 million worth of Ether

July 18, 2017

Oops . Image: Shutterstock/ Lightboxx All it took was three minutes. Shortly after proceeding live, CoinDash’s July 17 Initial Coin Offering( ICO) was in serious trouble. The company, which allows for the trading of the popular cryptocurrency Ether( the “money unit” of the Ethereum platform ), was all set for a big fundraising round with investors given the chance to invest in CoinDash with Ether. It’s a well-established practice similar…


AlphaBay has reportedly been shut down by authorities

July 15, 2017

Probably not an accurate representation of a typical AlphaBay patron . Image: imageBROKER/ REX/ Shutterstock AlphaBay, a dark entanglement marketplace for wares in the “not exactly legal” list, went offline in early July, and countless customers presupposed the admins decided to make away with their money. But a new report from The Wall street Journal am of the view that AlphaBay was actually taken down in a coordinated action by…


Good morning, Verizon customers! By the way, you’re screwed

July 14, 2017

Image: AP/ REX/ Shutterstock This tale was revised at 1:07 p.m. ET . If you’re a Verizon patron, you need to change your PIN the personal identification number you use when contacting customer services right now. A security firm divulged on Wednesday that information on millions Verizon accounts was disclosed on an unsecured server. The message consisted of the subscriber’s reputation, cellphone number, and the note PIN. The last-place constituent…