International News, Articles and Updates
Facebook announced this week that it is donating $250,000 to the Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
China and Russia were called out in a report as the world's most prolific perpetrators of economic espionage against the U.S.
"Cyber Atlantic 2011" aimed to clarify how the two nations can best communicate about cyber incidents that occur on government systems or critical infrastructure.
A new piece of mobile malware targets Russian users of Symbian and Windows Mobile phones, and an Android strain may be in development.
An Australian government agency that instituted patching, whitelisting and account control as the foundation of its targeted attack defense took home a U.S. award from the SANS Institute.
Following an attack on a major Japanese defense contractor, the nation's government computers were targets in an ambush that sought to monitor and steal sensitive communications.
A Los Angeles man has earned considerable time behind bars after serving as the U.S. head of a phishing operation that stole more than $1 million from the customers of two banks.
Three members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous have been arrested in Spain, but the group has promised revenge to the country.
Police in Greece have arrested an 18-year old man suspected of hacking into computer systems belonging to the Pentagon, National Security Agency, FBI and Interpol, according to reports. The unnamed hacker, who used the alias "nsplitter," faces charges of hacking, fraud and illegal weapons possession. In addition to infiltrating government sites, the man also is reportedly accused of participating in credit card fraud. Greek police arrested the teen in his home in Athens on Monday. U.S. and French authorities aided in the investigation.
Just as cybercriminals share information, the private, private and international communities must ally to combat today's threats.
Dutch authorities said Monday that a 27-year-old Armenian man has been charged as being the mastermind behind the Bredolab botnet, a network of millions of compromised computers worldwide.
The FBI on Friday announced the arrests of five individuals in the Ukraine, key members of a Zeus gang that plundered bank accounts to the tune of $70 million.
A Russian man believed to be one of the most prolific sellers of stolen credit card data was arrested over the weekend in France, federal prosecutors said.
A new Senate bill would establish the position of ambassador at large, who would be charged with advising the secretary of state on international cyber issues.
Romanian law enforcement officials on Sunday arrested 70 individuals from three organized cybercrime groups that have reportedly been utilizing phishing and online auction scams to defraud consumers around the world.
Yet another complex -- but stealthy and effective -- cyberespionage network has turned up, this one largely targeting Indian computer systems. Again, the operation is believed to be run out of China.
A new U.S. Senate bill would threaten countries with funding restrictions if they fail to properly address cybercrime within their boundaries.
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