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Peeling the Onion – Tor's Criminal Content Revealed Peeling the Onion – Tor's Criminal Content Revealed

Tor was developed to provide internet anonymity to those who need it. But with the Snowden surveillance revelations came an increased interest in and demand for such anonymity – and not surprisingly that includes the criminal element. Malware C&C servers are hosted, illicit trading organizations homed, services hidden and money laundered; all within Tor.
05 March 2014

TrustyCon 2014: NSA Surveillance “a benign enemy”, says Bruce Schneier TrustyCon 2014: NSA Surveillance “a benign enemy”, says Bruce Schneier

Reuters Technology reporter Joseph Menn interviewed security expert Bruce Schneier in front of last week’s TrustyCon audience in San Francisco, where the security expert provided his analysis of the government surveillance controversy
04 March 2014

Mt Gox Files for Bankruptcy Protection in Japan Mt Gox Files for Bankruptcy Protection in Japan

Following a year of growing concerns and a few weeks of complete closure, Mt Gox – once the world's most successful Bitcoin exchange – announced that it had entered 'bankruptcy protection' (similar to Chapter 11 in the US). It claims to have lost a total of almost 750,000 Bitcoins to hackers.
03 March 2014

Lauri Love Accused of Hacking the Federal Reserve Lauri Love Accused of Hacking the Federal Reserve

In October 2013 the UK's National Crime Agency announced that a 28-year old Briton, simultaneously identified by the FBI as "Lauri Love, 28, of Stradishall, England," was arrested on suspicion of hacking into US Army, US military and US government computers. Yesterday the FBI further charged him with hacking the Federal Reserve.
28 February 2014

BitCrypt Ransomware Easily Broken BitCrypt Ransomware Easily Broken

A new variant of ransomware dubbed BitCrypt has been smashed open by a pair of French researchers.
26 February 2014

New Instance of Pony Botnet Steals Virtual Currencies New Instance of Pony Botnet Steals Virtual Currencies

In December, Trustwave discussed a Pony botnet that had stolen 2 million account credentials (mostly website logins and email account credentials). Now it has discovered a new instance of Pony; but this time the botnet has evolved to steal virtual currencies as well as account details.
26 February 2014

RSA 2014: Art Coviello Addresses RSA/NSA Controversy in Keynote RSA 2014: Art Coviello Addresses RSA/NSA Controversy in Keynote

In the opening keynote at the RSA Conference 2014 in San Francisco, Art Coviello, Executive Chairman of RSA, gave his first public comments about RSA’s relationship with the NSA.
25 February 2014

Android, ZeroAccess, Zeus and CryptoLocker Headline Top 2013 Threats Android, ZeroAccess, Zeus and CryptoLocker Headline Top 2013 Threats

As most are aware, 2013 was a banner year for malware targeting mobile devices, with Android being the dominant platform of choice for malware developers: Google’s mobile OS represented 96.5% of all mobile malware infections.
25 February 2014

Blackphone privacy-focused smartphone launched at MWC Blackphone privacy-focused smartphone launched at MWC

The privacy-focused Blackphone smartphone teased out in January has now been launched at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress (MWC) with first shipments projected for June 2014. It is the product of Spanish hardware firm Geeksphone and US software company Silent Circle; with a website registered in privacy conscious Switzerland.
25 February 2014

Apple Issues Critical Vulnerability Patch for the Majority of its Devices Apple Issues Critical Vulnerability Patch for the Majority of its Devices

Apple released security patches Friday for iPhone 4 and later, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (4th and 5th generations) and iPad 2 and later. This is a serious vulnerability, and users are advised to patch as soon as possible.
24 February 2014

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