What remains of the Andromeda botnet that was largely dismantled in a November 2017 global law enforcement operation will probably "slowly disappear" as remediation continues into 2018, predicted one cybersecurity company that assisted in the investigation.
Three men have pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to the creation of the Mirai Internet of Things botnet malware, variants of which have been used in a series of debilitating distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
The suspect whom international authorities arrested in Belarus during a Nov. 29 operation to dismantle the Andromeda botnet has been identified with a high degree of certainty as Jarets Sergey Grigorevich - aka Ar3s, a high-profile cybercriminal and malware expert.
An international contingent of law-enforcement agencies on Friday dismantled the massive Andromeda malware botnet, sinkholing around 1,500 malicious domains and arresting a suspect in Belarus.
Already serving time for a previous conviction in federal court, Russian hacker Roman Seleznev was sentenced to an additional 14 years in prison after pleading guilty last September to racketeering and bank fraud.
The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has ruled that there is sufficient standing to proceed with a lawsuit that could require the court to publicly reveal the justifications behind the NSA's electronic surveillance program.
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.
A 32-year-old Chicago man is reportedly facing a maximum five years in prison after agreeing to plead guilty to hacking celebrities' Gmail and iCloud accounts in order to obtain their nude photos and videos.
Kaspersky Lab and Interpol announced on Thursday that they have signed a new cybercrime threat sharing pact that will strengthen the two organizations' collaborative relationship.
San Francisco's city attorney filed a lawsuit against Equifax saying the credit monitoring firm failed to protect the personal data of 15 million Californian residents.
D.C. Court of Appeals ruled the use of stingrays, or cell-site simulators, without a warrant is unconstitutional on the grounds of violating the Fourth Amendment.
Google has silently stopped challenging most warrants from U.S. judges in cases involving data requests stored in overseas servers.
The suit was filed on behalf of 10 U.S. citizens and a lawful permanent resident, most of them Muslim or people of color, whose devices were searched as they reentered the country after business or personal trips.
Justin G. Liverman, aka "D3F4ULT" of the "Crackas With Attitude" cybergang was sentenced to five years in prison.
Roman Seleznev, a convicted Russian hacker who in April 2017 was sentenced in a Washington State court to 27 years in federal prison, pleaded guilty last week to additional charges brought against him in the states of Nevada and Georgia.
The global privacy advocacy group Privacy International has found that 21 European Union members continue to retain personal data despite going against both their own and EU legal mandates.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is pushing for a federal government wide ban of security software developed by Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab.
American Pacific Mortgage (APM) has filed a breach of contract suit against Aspen Specialty Insurance Company disputing the latter's decision to not cover losses incurred from a business email compromise attack.
A federal district court judge in Virginia has granted Microsoft Corporation permission to seize domains that Russian APT group Fancy Bear has historically used to target the software giant and its users.
Marcus Hutchins, the UK researcher who accidentally stopped the spread of WannaCry ransomware, was arraigned in a federal Wisconsin court on Monday, for allegedly authoring a banking trojan called Kronos.
A pair of federal judges have separately issued rulings or statements in the last two weeks that struck a blow against Google in its attempt to block the U.S. Department of Justice from accessing customer data stored overseas.
A Bakersfield, Calif. man who allegedly tried to extort pornographic video footage from underage victims was tracked down and apprehended after investigators secretly hid malware on a digital video file sent from the intended victim's computer, according to an indictment filed in Indiana.
A law firm representing Wells Fargo & Co. may have released data to an unauthorized recipient associated belong to 50,000 investment accounts, according to a published report.
Ruby Corp. and Ruby Life, the parent organizations behind the adult dating website Ashley Madison, have agreed to an $11.2 million settlement with its customers who had their private information released during a 2015 data breach.
China seriously crippled U.S. Intelligence operations by systematically killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources.
Although Target agreed to compensate consumers affected in its 2013 data breach from a pool of $10 million, a lone consumer is halting payouts.
A California man is facing a $318,661.70 fine to cover the cost of repairing his former employers systems.