Two decades later, ex-NSA contractor pleads guilty to stealing classified data

Two decades later, ex-NSA contractor pleads guilty to stealing classified data

A former US government contractor is facing nine years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of willful retention of national defense information. This is more than 20 years after the ...
Alleged Child Porn Lord Faces US Extradition

Alleged Child Porn Lord Faces US Extradition

In 2013, the FBI exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Firefox to seize control over a Dark Web network of child pornography sites. The alleged owner of that ring - 33-year-old Freedom Hosting ...
Citrix Systems

Citrix Systems Breached ‘for 10 Years by Iran,’ Claims Unknown Infosec Firm

Citrix Systems’ networks were infested with hackers, who stole terabytes of data. So says a security service provider that nobody’s heard of—and which seems to have popped out of nowhere. It was Iran, ...
Security Boulevard
Three Romanians plead guilty in multi-million dollar “vishing and smishing” scheme

Three Romanians plead guilty in multi-million dollar “vishing and smishing” scheme

A hacking trio based in Romania has pleaded guilty to charges brought by U.S. authorities after being caught siphoning cash from unwary Americans. The three now await sentencing. Between 2011 and 2014, ...
Technology Espionage: Huawei, the Unscrupulous Customer

Technology Espionage: Huawei, the Unscrupulous Customer

It is becoming an increasingly common thread: A U.S. startup has an exciting new technology; shares exemplars of new technology with potential customers; and potential customer violates all agreements in an attempt ...
Security Boulevard
Oklahoma Securities Commission’s Data Availed in Wild

Oklahoma Securities Commission’s Data Availed in the Wild

Poor cyber-hygiene is to blame for access to unencrypted sensitive data, highlighting issues with data security Security researchers at UpGuard recently uncovered a backup data store that had been poorly configured by ...
Security Boulevard

DNA Testing and the FBI, $198 Million Dollar Cryptocurrency Password, Password Checkup Chrome Extension – WB55

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for February 11th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: DNA testing and the FBI, the $198 million dollar cryptocurrency password, and ...
Cyber Security Roundup for December 2018

Cyber Security Roundup for December 2018

The final Cyber Security Roundup of 2018 concludes reports of major data breaches, serious software vulnerabilities and evolving cyber threats, so pretty much like the previous 11 months of the year.5.3 millions ...
How Do You Fight a $12B Fraud Problem? One Scammer at a Time

How Do You Fight a $12B Fraud Problem? One Scammer at a Time

The fraudsters behind the often laughable Nigerian prince email scams have long since branched out into far more serious and lucrative forms of fraud, including account takeovers, phishing, dating scams, and malware ...
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