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Uber hid massive hack compromising data of 57M for a year

The information stolen in October 2016 included names, phone numbers and email addresses of the company's customers.

Two Democrats ask Appropriations Committee to give states $400M for election security

The duo asked the committee to apply the balance left from the 2002 Help America Vote Act to state election systems security and upgrades.

Cyberthieves swipe $31 million in tokens from Tether

Cybercriminals on Sunday stole nearly $31 million in USDT cryptocurrency from Tether, prompting the digital currency converter to suspend its back-end wallet service and apparently causing cryptocurrency trading values to fall.

British MPs push May to block Lauri Love extradition

Over a one-year period, Lauri Love allegedly exploited vulnerabilities in Adobe ColdFusion and carried out SQL injection attacksto hack government databases with unnamed co-conspirators in Australia and Sweden.

AlphaBay spokesperson 'Trappy' arraigned

Ronald L. Wheeler, aka Trappy, was arraigned in federal court for conspiring to commit access device fraud.

Senate judiciary presses Kushner for info on pre-election correspondence about Russia, WikiLeaks

In a letter to Kushner's lawyer, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said information from other sources showed that the president's son-in-law received correspondence about WikiLeaks and Russia prior to the election.

New IcedID banking trojan already rivals worst of its malware peers

A newly discovered banking trojan, targeting U.S. financial institutions and services since at least September, is already as advanced in its capabilities as its predecessors Zeus, Gozi, and Dridex, researchers from IBM have reported.

Man charged for using vDOS hacker for hire against Minnesota firm

Federal prosecutors are charging John Kelsey Gammell with using hackers for hire to launch DDoS attacks against former employers.

CIA director stands by intel on Russian meddling after Trump defends Putin

Trump's initial remarks came after brief meet-ups with Putin at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in Vietnam, during which he said he broached the subject of Russian tampering to influence the election.

Tennessee city hit with ransomware, $250K demanded

The City of Spring Hill, Tenn. was hit late last week with a ransomware attack after an employee opened a malicious email.

Americans worry about cybercrime more than they worry about car theft

American's are worrying more about becoming victims of cybercrime far more than they are worrying about becoming victims of conventional crimes.

Hundreds of school websites redirected pro-ISIS web page

Pro-ISIS hackers illegally accessed a web hosting provider and defaced the websites of roughly 800 U.S. schools on Monday, according to various news reports.

Marcher banking trojan campaign attacks Austrians' finances three different ways

An attack campaign targeting Android users in Austria has been employing a unique trio of techniques to steal their funds: a credentials phishing web page, malicious banking app overlays, and credit card phishing screens.

Anime enemy: Asian content distributor Crunchyroll blames DNS hijack for malicious redirection

Asian entertainment website is blaming a DNS hijack attack, after site visitors in the early morning of Nov. 4 were redirected to a malicious website designed to infect them with malware.

Russian hackers altered Clinton campaign email, part of broader initiative

The altered missive came from Campaign Chairman John Podesta's email. Podesta was netted in a phishing campaign.

Dark web analysis reveals $20,000 start-up cost for banking trojan botnet campaigns

Before reaping their ill-gotten rewards, cybercriminals interested in launching their botnet operation must generally shell out thousands of dollars to support their campaign, according to a new report from Recorded Future.

Justice Dept. has enough evidence to charge Russian officials with DNC hack, report

The department has gathered enough evidence against the unnamed officials and the case could be brought before a U.S. court by early 2018.

Man who used botnet to earn college tuition dodges jail time, gets probation

Sean Tiernan is now enrolled in the Stanford CyberSecurity Graduate Program and employed by a cybersecurity company.

QtBot downloader discovered in geo-based Locky-Trickbot campaign

Researchers from Palo Alto Networks have uncovered QtBot, an intermediate-stage downloader that helps to deliver the final payload in geography-based Locky-Trickbot malspam campaigns.

Hilton to pay $700,000 in data breach settlement with New York, Vermont

Hilton hotels has reached a $700,000 joint settlement with the New York Attorney General's office for a pair of data breaches that were discovered in 2015, including one that exposed more than 350,000 credit card numbers.

RIG EK used to spread Matrix ransomware via malvertising

Matrix ransomware is now being distributed via the RIG exploit kit on various sites displaying malvertising.

Trump ex-aide pleads guilty to lying about meeting with Russians to get 'dirt' in hacked Clinton emails

As former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort was arrested for crimes against the U.S., Special Counsel Robert Mueller announced that George Papdopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his interactions with Russian operatives.

Cybercrime Blotter: Man who impersonated financial institution pleads guilty to computer intrusion

Dwayne Hans, 27, pleaded guilty last week to illegally accessing a website operated by the U.S. General Services Administrationin order to redirect more than $1.5 million in government payments to his own personal accounts.

Kremlin and Russian lawyer who met with Trump, Jr., shared info

The meeting between Natalia V. Veselnitskaya and the younger Trump as well as Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, and former Trump Campaign Manager Paul J. Manafort, has been a target of scrutiny by investigators.