College student Zachary Shames, who's pleaded guilty to developing and selling Limitless Logger spyware, was outed to the FBI by security firm Trend Micro after Shames failed to compartmentalize his online activities. Turns out hiding your identity online is harder than it might appear.
Sen. Marco Rubio: Don't think of the Russian-government breach of Democratic Party computers as merely an attempt to influence the presidential election, but rather as a sophisticated campaign aimed to spread disarray through the government and society.
Because cyberattackers are now using memory-resident malware that leave no trace on the disk, forensics experts using traditional methods will face a challenge, says Christopher Novak, director of Verizon's global investigative response unit.
The lack of a smoking gun - absolute certainty - has some security experts not entirely convinced that the Russians or their backers hacked Democratic Party computers in an attempt to sway the U.S. presidential election.
An explanation of how the FBI likely was able to quickly review 650,000 emails found on a computer shared by a top aide to Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads the latest ISMG Security Report. Also, this week's ISMG Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in London is previewed.
How did the FBI likely approach its examination of the computer of Hillary Clinton's close aide Huma Abedin to determine if it contained classified materials? Forensic expert Rob Lee explains just how such an examination occurs.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCall calls on Congress to increase spending on quantum computing research to ensure that the United States is the first nation to employ quantum computing as a tool to decrypt data. "We can't lose this one to the Chinese," he says.
Apple-FBI crypto debate update: A researcher successfully defeated an iPhone passcode using less than $100 in equipment. But the delicate procedure, if used on the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, could have accidentally obliterated its data.
Because many law enforcement agencies lack cybercrime expertise, it's important for companies that have been attacked to provide as much technical and forensic information as possible to authorities to help ensure that investigations lead to arrests and prosecutions, a panel of experts says.
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is warning that all 62 of its hotels suffered a POS malware infection this year that resulted in the compromise of cardholder data. So far it's unclear if the attack relates to breaches of Oracle MICROS or other POS vendors.
A hacker attempted to steal user data relating to online hunting and fishing licensing applications in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, via cloud software vendor Active Network. But so far it's unclear if any applicants' information was taken.
A UAE-based activist targeted by a rare and valuable remote exploit for Apple's mobile software has caused concern over the continued sale of powerful spying tools to governments with poor human rights records.
Too often when organizations get shaken down by online criminals, they panic, and in the process make the predicament they're facing even worse, warns digital forensic investigator Ondrej Krehel in this video interview.
FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia has blamed his company's lower-than-expected quarterly revenue on the rise of ransomware and cyber extortion attacks and a decline in APT campaigns. Experts debunk those assertions.
Security firm ThreatConnect says Guccifer 2.0, who claims to be the lone hacker of the Democratic National Committee, may have close ties to Russia. But after reviewing related technical evidence, not all security experts agree.