Dark web markets are leaking their real IP addresses, risking police takedowns

Newly-cropped up dark web markets, run by inexperienced cybercriminals, have reportedly been leaking their sites’ real IP addresses. The exposure of real-world IP addresses of the servers hosting these sites could leave them vulnerable to being shut down by law enforcement authorities. Since the historic take down of AlphaBay and Hansa – two of the most prominent dark … Continue reading Dark web markets are leaking their real IP addresses, risking police takedowns

DHS and FBI Release Joint Technical Alerts on Malicious North Korean Cyber Activity

Today, DHS and FBI released a pair of Joint Technical Alerts (TA17-318A and TA17-318B) that provide details on tools and infrastructure used by North Korea to target the media, aerospace, financial, and critical infrastructure sectors in the United States and globally. The North Korean government malicious cyber activity noted in these alerts is part of a long-term … Continue reading DHS and FBI Release Joint Technical Alerts on Malicious North Korean Cyber Activity

Law enforcement struggles to police “dark web”

KALAMZOO, Mich. — In the wake of recent data breaches, including September’s Equifax hack, which comprised personal information of nearly half of all Americans, security efforts have been focusing on what is called “the dark web.” And it’s a place were personal data, such as stolen card credit or debit numbers and personal identification can end … Continue reading Law enforcement struggles to police “dark web”

BitTorrent inventor announces eco-friendly bitcoin competitor Chia

A bitcoin transaction wastes as much electricity as it takes to power an American home for a week, and legendary coder Bram Cohen wants to fix that. And considering he invented the ubiquitous peer-to-peer file transfer protocol BitTorrent, you should take him seriously. Cohen has just started a new company called Chia Network that will launch a cryptocurrency … Continue reading BitTorrent inventor announces eco-friendly bitcoin competitor Chia

CAINE 9.0 Linux Helps Investigators With Computer Security Forensics

While there are many security-focused Linux distributions on the market, one distribution distinguishes itself by targeting forensic investigators.  Instead of penetration testing tools, CAINE – which is an acronym for Computer Aided INvestigative Environment and was updated to version 9.0 on October 25.   It is loaded with applications and tools to help investigators find the … Continue reading CAINE 9.0 Linux Helps Investigators With Computer Security Forensics

New bill would allow hacking victims to ‘hack back’

Reps. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) introduced a bill Friday that would allow hacking victims to “hack back” when attacked. The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act allows individuals and companies to hack hackers if the goal is to disrupt, monitor or attribute the attack, or destroy stolen files. “While it doesn’t solve every problem, [the legislation] brings some … Continue reading New bill would allow hacking victims to ‘hack back’

Equifax Malware Reports Cause Firm to Remove ‘Hacked’ Page as Lawmaker Proposes Crackdown

Equifax has temporarily taken down the web page that had allegedly been hacked in order to con visitors into downloading malware. Reports of Equifax malware were first made by an independent security researcher and provided a fresh embarrassment for the credit bureau as it tries to mop up the mess left behind by its catastrophic breach earlier … Continue reading Equifax Malware Reports Cause Firm to Remove ‘Hacked’ Page as Lawmaker Proposes Crackdown

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