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FBI Recommends Crypto Ransomware Victims Just Pay

Crypto ransomware is a type of malware that holds you ransom by encrypting your files and has been around for a while, but the FBI recently said at a cyber security summit that they advise companies that fall victim just to pay. Such malware tends to use pretty strong encryption algorithms like RSA-2048, which you […]

Topic: Malware

FBI Investigating Gawker Media User Database Password Ownage

After the non-stop action with WikiLeaks last week, the big news this week is the hack carried out on Gawker Media which exposed their users e-mail addresses and passwords. More than 200,000 password hashes (very lightly encrypted with DES) and e-mail combos can be downloaded on-line as a torrent file. Now this has had some […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Legal Issues, Privacy, Web Hacking

Ensuring Data Security During Hardware Disposal

After our recent story about the trading of BlackBerries for data theft the issue has emerged again this time more towards the secure disposal of data stored on PC hard disks. If a company or organisation has a decent data/information security policy in place (Like ISO27001 for example) they should have a secure destruction/disposal policy […]

Topic: Cryptography, Hardware Hacking, Privacy

Government Accountability Office Report Slams FBI Internal Security

Ah, FBI slammed again, it’s not the first time this has happened. Remember when a Consultant Breached FBI’s Computers? It also reminds me of when Homeland Security Scored an F for Internal Security AGAIN The Government Accountability Office, the federal government’s watchdog agency, Thursday released a report critical of the FBI’s internal network, asserting it […]

Topic: Hacking News

HOPE Speak Steven Rombom (Rambam) Charged

It turns out yesterday one of the planned speakers at HOPE Number 6 was arrested on Saturday and is being charged by the FBI. Security Fix obtained a copy of the complaint against “Steven Rambam” the private investigator arrested Saturday at the Hope Number Six hacker conference in New York City. The government document says […]

Topic: Legal Issues

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