A U.S. government contractor was arrested on Aug. 24 based on espionage charges in a complaint unsealed today. Abraham Teklu Lemma, 50, a naturalized U.S. citizen of Ethiopian descent, of Silver Spring, Maryland, is charged with delivering national defense information to aid a foreign government, conspiracy to deliver national defense information to aid a foreign…
Three indictments in three different federal jurisdictions have been unsealed charging multiple Russian cybercrime actors involved in the Trickbot malware and Conti ransomware schemes. Trickbot was a suite of malware tools that aimed to steal money and make it easier to install ransomware. Hospitals, schools, and businesses were among the millions of Trickbot victims who…
A team of researchers has made progress in computer security by creating a new and effective cipher for cache randomization. This cipher, developed by Assistant Professor Rei Ueno from the Research Institute of Electrical Communication at Tohoku University, helps prevent cache side-channel attacks, providing better security and faster performance.
The Justice Department today announced the creation of the new National Security Cyber Section – aka NatSec Cyber – within its National Security Division. The newly established litigating section has secured congressional approval and comes in response to the core findings in Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco’s Comprehensive Cyber Review in July of 2022.
The Justice Department has announced charges against a Russian citizen, Ruslan Magomedovich Astamirov (АСТАМИРОВ, Руслан Магомедовичь), 20 years old, from the Chechen Republic. Astamirov has been charged for his involvement in deploying numerous cyberattacks, including LockBit ransomware, against computer systems in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Africa.
Google is urging owners of Android phones that use certain Samsung chipsets to take immediate action to protect themselves from critical vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities can allow skilled hackers to compromise devices by making a specially crafted call to the owner’s number.
A new research study has shown that “moving target defense”, a cybersecurity technique that shuffles network addresses, can effectively confuse hackers seeking control of military jets, commercial airliners, or spacecraft. This technique resembles a blackjack dealer shuffling playing cards to prevent gamblers from winning.
Proofpoint has been keeping an eye on some evolving financially motivated activity since October 2022 that they’re calling “Screentime.” It all starts with a sneaky email with a malicious attachment or link that leads to malware called WasabiSeed and Screenshotter.
Advertisers pioneer a new method for tracking users across the Web, known as user ID (or UID) smuggling, which does not require third-party cookies.
Remember the Jan. 6 riot/insurrection? How about the false claims of a stolen election? Remember when Trump got elected in 2016? Yeah, it could be that bad.