Roman Valeryevich Seleznev (alias “Track2,” “Bulba” and “Ncux”) was sentenced by federal judges in the Northern District of Georgia and in the District of Nevada for his role in an online marketplace that traded in identity theft and credit card fraud. He pled guilty to racketeering and conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
University of Maryland-College Park researchers set up over 200 “honeypot” computers to test whether online warnings deter cyberthieves. Quite the opposite, they found—in a study that may be a wakeup call to law enforcement.
The Trump administration’s refusal to publicly accuse Russia and others in a wave of politically motivated hacking attacks is creating a policy vacuum that security experts fear will encourage more cyber warfare. The White House “just wants ‘cyber’ to go away,” said one expert.
Security experts say ransomware attacks are an Internet scourge, but a new FBI reports suggests that the vast majority of its victims simply don’t bother reporting incidents of this growing financial cyber-menace.
Think your password keeps you safe? Think again. A former U.S. Navy cyberspecialist says that unless the feds mandate cybersecurity standards for private companies, the risks to our safety and personal information online will keep growing.
Police shootings and former Dallas Chief David O. Brown head TCR’s list of top criminal justice stories and newsmakers for 2016. Readers and contributors also selected Donald Trump’s election win, the bipartisan justice reform movement in the states, and the probe into Russian election hackers as among the 10 developments that bear watching next year.
On July 15, law enforcement authorities from 20 countries arrested more than two dozen suspects allegedly associated with Darkode, an online forum for malicious hacking. For agencies tasked with cracking down on the Internet's underworld, it was a rare victory, cyber experts told The Crime Report. The Darkode bust, they said, shows that you don't have to scour the deep web — a part of the Internet that isn't indexed by Google — to find illegal products. The Internet is […]
Corporate data breaches are increasingly costly, according to a report by the Ponemon Institute. The annual study, which is sponsored by IBM, looked at data breaches experienced by 350 companies in 11 countries during 2014. Breaches studied ranged in size from 2,200 compromised records to more than 101,000 compromised records. Attacks on U.S. companies were the most costly, averaging $217 per stolen record. The global average was $154 per stolen record. The average total cost of a corporate data breach […]
In the two weeks after the so-called “Heartbleed” Internet security bug was made public on April 7, 2014, there were more than 42,000 attempts to exploit the vulnerability to gain access to Department of Defense (DoD) information, The Crime Report has learned. A National Security Agency (NSA) memo circulated on April 22, 2014, and obtained recently by The Crime Report, details steps the agency took to secure military and intelligence networks from cyber-attack. The number of attempts—in the memo the […]