April 10, 2017 - ShadowBrokers finally made good on their promise to release the decryption key to unlock the stolen 'auction' file purportedly filled with NSA hacking tools.
April 8, 2017 - The common conception of cyber attacks is kind of like bad weather: ranging from irritating to catastrophic, but always unpredictable. Hackers are simply too sophisticated to draw any reliable judgments on and we shouldn’t try. As it turns out, some hackers are fairly predictable in their successful use of really dumb attacks.
October 25, 2016 - Over the years we’ve done analysis on tech support scammers to include their tactics, infrastructure, front companies, payment mechanisms, and even how they hire. But one question that comes up frequently from security researchers is how a group of criminals, who are by most accounts computer illiterate, set up tech support scams that require a hard minimum of technical expertise, troubleshooting, and maintenance?
October 21, 2016 - Today there was a massive DDoS attack that targeted one of the DNS providers that acts as a backbone for the internet, especially in the western part of the world.
October 7, 2016 - Video games! They're great, except when they're not. And in this case, a very good game is giving players some very bad experiences in the realm of "all my data is ruined". Gaming cheats cause problems for those wanting to keep their save games free from harm. We take a look at the issue, and show how to avoid getting caught up in a spot of save game ruination.