Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days.
Below you’ll find a quick recap of topics followed by links to news articles and/or our blog posts providing additional insight. Be sure to check back each Friday for highlights of the goings-on each week!
Our research paper gives you a better understanding of what truly goes on in the Deep Web and darknets, and the effects these could have in the real world.
The Obama administration officials avoided immediately disclosing the severity of the OPM data hack by defining it as two distinct breaches. The FBI believes China was behind the hack and accessed personnel files as well as security clearance forms.
If the reports are accurate in stating the attackers achieved administrator access of the OPM network and systems, then that network has indeed been “owned.”
For the U.S., the extradition of Ercan Findikoglu shows the value of patience when it comes to pursuing suspected hacker kingpins. The case marks a success for a strategy quietly honed over a decade by the U.S. Secret Service to target alleged leaders of global cybercrime.
The Stegoloader Trojan, which has recently been making its rounds in the news, are targeting health care organizations in North America. The malware has been active since 2012 and uses steganography techniques to hide components in .PNG files.
Despite the fact that aircraft entertainment systems are connected to the Internet, there’s little evidence hackers are actually carrying out these attacks right now.
Between April 2014 and June 2015, the CryptoWall ransomware cost Americans over $18 million, according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
Dyre malware, which quickly emerged as one of the most prominent financial trojans following the Gameover Zeus botnet takedown last June, is still steadily making its mark in the underground market – and in victims’ accounts.
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