Researchers Uncover New Version of the Infamous Flame Malware
They also found evidence that Stuxnet has ties to another malware family. The discoveries were made using tools and techniques only available to researchers in recent years.
The US Military Just Publicly Dumped Russian Government Malware Online
US Cyber Command, a part of the military tasked with hacking and cybersecurity operations, says it is releasing malware samples as an information sharing effort.
Hacker Publicly Posts Data Stolen From Government-Linked Cyberespionage Group
Last week, Motherboard obtained data from the so-called ZooPark hacking group, which some suspect is connected to Iran. Now the hacker responsible has seemingly dumped the information after receiving a $1,000 payment.
Vigilante Hacks Government-Linked Cyberespionage Group
Earlier this month, Kaspersky published research on the so-called ZooPark group, which ran a hacking campaign towards Android devices across the Middle East. Now, a hacker has allegedly stolen ZooPark's own data and provided it to Motherboard.
Twitter Blocked Kaspersky Ads, Pointing to US Government Ban
After US office closures, a ban from the Department of Homeland Security, and other pitfalls, Twitter confirms it banned Kaspersky from advertising on the social media network.
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"Don’t Mess With Our Elections": Vigilante Hackers Strike Russia, Iran
Vigilante hackers have left American flags and messages on machines in Russia and Iran. The hackers tell Motherboard why they did it.
Internal Kaspersky Investigation Says NSA Worker’s Computer Was Infested with Malware
The Russian cybersecurity firm released a new report that pushes back against accusations that it helped leak sensitive NSA materials and suggests that a backdoor found on worker’s machine could have allowed others to take files from his machine.
At Least 1.65 Million Computers Are Mining Cryptocurrency for Hackers So Far This Year
2017 is on track to easily beat 2016.
Hackers Stole $800,000 From Russian ATMs With Disappearing Malware
The method was a complete mystery, and the only clues left behind were files containing a single line of English text: "Take the money, bitch."
You Could Be Mining This Cryptocurrency Without Knowing It
Hackers are cashing in on Zcash.
This Ransomware Is Evolving Too Quickly for the Good Guys to Keep Up
Just after Kaspersky releases a decrypt tool for CryptXXX, the ransomware’s authors manage to bypass it.
To Catch Ransomware Suspects, Dutch Police Relied on a Russian Security Firm
It's just the latest example of the close relationship between private cybersecurity companies and law enforcement.