Reports that a plea deal is about to be reached for Karim Baratov - extradited from Canada to the United States on charges that he assisted Russian intelligence agents with the massive hack of Yahoo in 2014 - are premature, his attorney tells Information Security Media Group.
The steady stream of new reports about years-old breaches continues as Imgur, the popular photo-sharing service, belatedly warns that it suffered a breach in 2014 that compromised 1.7 million users' accounts.
Give crooks credit for topicality: They remain loathe to miss a trick. Indeed, hardly any time elapsed after Uber came clean about the year-old breach it had concealed before crack teams of social engineers unleashed appropriately themed phishing messages designed to bamboozle the masses.
Uber paid hackers $100,000 to keep quiet about a 2016 breach that exposed 57 million accounts belonging to customers and drivers, Bloomberg reports. But was the payment a bug bounty, as Uber has suggested, or really an extortion payoff and hush money?
U.S. prosecutors have unsealed an indictment against an Iranian man charged with trying to extort entertainment company HBO for $6 million in bitcoins. The case marks a rare public naming of someone accused of cyber extortion, which poses an increasing risk for all organizations.
With a rise in incidents of omnichannel financial fraud globally, financial institutions need to enhance their ability to detect fraud - while also reducing technical complexity. Maxim Shifrin of IBM Trusteer discusses new solutions.
Security experts are awaiting more details from Intel about two classes of vulnerabilities in its chips that could put organizations' most trusted data at risk. Millions of computers are affected, and computer manufacturers must prepare and distribute customized patches.
Recent versions of Windows have a security problem: They're not random enough, CERT/CC warns. The problem centers on certain uses of ASLR, which is designed to block return-oriented programming techniques and code reuse attacks.
A veteran security researcher has become entangled in a conflict with Chinese drone manufacturer DJI over his security vulnerability report, which initially qualified for the manufacturer's bug bounty program. The researcher says communications broke down after he refused to sign a legal agreement.
Kaspersky Lab says it "inadvertently" scooped up classified U.S. documents and code from an NSA analyst's home computer, but suggests it wasn't the conduit by which the material ended up in Russian hands. It claims that the computer was riddled with malware.
The face-off between security researchers and biometric authentication continues, with a group from Vietnam claiming to have fooled the facial-recognition system, called Face ID, that's built into Apple's latest iPhone by using a handmade mask that includes 3D printouts and a silicone nose.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against anti-malware software vendor Malwarebytes over its labeling of two applications as being harmful. Plaintiff Enigma Software says it plans to appeal the decision.
The FBI is still working to unlock the mobile phone of Devin P. Kelley after he shot and killed 26 people in a church in a rural Texas town. The revelation seems certain to revive the contentious debate over the use of strong encryption to protect consumers and their devices.
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The U.S. Justice Department has identified at least six members of the Russian government that investigators believe orchestrated last year's hack of Democratic National Committee computers and dumping of stolen information and may file charges next year, the Wall Street Journal reports.