FBI announces $5 million bounty for information on Russian hackers behind Dridex attacks

FBI announces $5 million bounty for information on Russian hackers behind Dridex attacks

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that the State Department, in partnership with the FBI, have set a reward of up to $5 million for information that can lead to the ...
Facebook

U.S. AG Wants Legal Back Door to All Facebook Postings (and Everything Else)

When it comes to encryption, we are having another Groundhog Day. The U.S., UK and Australian governments are pressuring Facebook to stop its plans to include “end to end” encryption, which would ...
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Levandowski

Former Google-Waymo Engineer Levandowski Charged With IP Theft

Some 18 months after Uber cleared the air with Waymo (an Alphabet/Google company) via a civil settlement then worth $245 million in Uber stock, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) unsealed a ...
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Project Lakhta Russian Meddling

Best of 2018: Project Lakhta: Russian Meddling Gets Russians Indicted

As we close out 2018, we at Security Boulevard wanted to highlight the five most popular articles of the year. Following is the third in our weeklong series of the Best of ...
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FBI's Crime Data Explorer: What the Numbers Say about Cybercrime

FBI’s Crime Data Explorer: What the Numbers Say about Cybercrime

What do the numbers say about Cybercrime? Not much. No one is using them. There is a popular quote often mis-attributed to the hero of Total Quality Management, Edward Deming: "If you ...
Global Intellectual Property Protection Efforts

USG Increases Global Intellectual Property Protection Efforts

There is no denying the intellectual property (IP) of U.S. companies is flying out of the country. It doesn’t matter the sector; if your IP is of use to another, there is ...
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DoJ's Irresponsible 'Responsible' Encryption

DoJ’s Irresponsible ‘Responsible’ Encryption

On Oct. 8, 2017, David Patterson, Sr. died on a reservation in New Mexico. Patterson was one of the last surviving World War II “Navajo code talkers” employed by the government because ...
IRS Tax Fraud and IRS's Woeful Cybersecurity

IRS Tax Fraud and IRS’s Woeful Cybersecurity

In late July, the U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) issued the results of audit on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its woeful state of information security, a state which continues to ...