Why Is Antivirus Software Still a Thing?
Antivirus has been around for more than 20 years. Do you still need it to protect yourself today?
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.
Symantec: A Cryptocurrency Mining Malware 'Arms Race' Is Looming
The scheme is ramping up as cryptocurrencies become more valuable.
20 Percent of Mobile Cryptocurrency Malware Attacks Are In the US
And infection rates could rise.
‘Lone Wolf’ Criminal Hacker Gets Doxed Thanks To Series Of Dumb Mistakes
A cybercriminal from Eastern Europe who has been hacking a Chinese company for years appears to have carelessly exposed his own real identity.
Security researchers link North Korea to massive WannaCry ransomware hack
CIA's Alleged Hacking Tools Now Linked to 40 Hacks Around the World
In all, Symantec has identified targets in 16 countries, based on information Wikileaks has published.
Authorities Just Shut Down One of the World’s Largest Malware Networks
More than 800,000 domains were seized, sinkholed , or blocked in 'Operation Avalanche', an effort by law enforcement authorities and researchers in 30 countries.
The Hacks We Can't See
Scanning Code for Viruses Is No Longer a Job for Humans
Only a tiny percentage of code analysis is still done by humans.
A Controversial Surveillance Firm Was Granted a Powerful Encryption Certificate
Blue Coat Systems, whose spying technology has been detected in Sudan, Iran and Syria, was granted the power to sign its own encryption certificates.
crime & drugs
North Korea May Be Using Cyberattacks to Rob Banks
Cyber-security researchers found that the code used in three recent banks heists in Asia was the same type used to hack into Sony Pictures in 2014, which the FBI blamed on North Korea.
VICE News and Reuters
Porn Spambots Have Taken Over At Least 2,500 Twitter Accounts In Two Weeks
A campaign targeting accounts with thousands of followers hit at least 2,500 victims in two weeks.