The NSA and CIA Use Ad Blockers Because Online Advertising Is So Dangerous

The Intelligence Community has deployed ad-blocking technology, according to a letter sent by Congress and shared with Motherboard.


Head of Russian cybersecurity firm Group IB detained on state treason charges

MOSCOW, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Russian cybersecurity company Group IB Ilya Sachkov has been detained in Moscow on suspicion of state treason and will be kept in custody for two months, a court said in a statement on Wednesday. The company's Moscow offices were searched by law enforcement officers on Tuesday.

CISA, FBI, and NSA Release Conti Ransomware Advisory to Help Organizations Reduce Risk of

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and National Security Agency (NSA) published a cybersecurity advisory today regarding increased Conti ransomware cyberattacks. The advisory includes technical details on the threat and mitigation steps that public and private sector organizations can take to reduce their risk to this ransomware.

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Facebook Grew Marketplace to 1 Billion Users. Now Scammers Are Using It to Target People Around the World.

For years, Carman Alfonsi relied upon Facebook Marketplace to buy and sell used pool tables for his Michigan billiards business. He banked a steady stream of income from the wildly popular online bazaar. But this July, Alfonsi's Facebook account was hacked and used to post roughly 100 scam listings for cell phones and vehicles.


Can this man save the world from artificial intelligence?

Mo Gawdat glimpsed the apocalypse in a robot arm. Or rather, in a bunch of robot arms, all being developed together. An arm farm. They had been tasked, these arms, with learning how to pick up children's toys. Not like vices, but like hands. Gently. Delicately. Navigating unfamiliar shapes.


Unsealed DOJ indictment accuses Group-IB executive of hacking crimes - CyberScoop

Written by Jeff Stone Mar 5, 2020 | CYBERSCOOP The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday unsealed a 2014 indictment that appears to accuse a current cybersecurity executive in an alleged conspiracy to sell usernames and passwords belonging to American customers of the social media company Formspring in 2012.


REVil ransomware devs added a backdoor to cheat affiliates

Cybercriminals are slowly realizing that the REvil ransomware operators may have been hijacking ransom negotiations, to cut affiliates out of payments. By using a cryptographic scheme that allowed them to decrypt any systems locked by REvil ransomware, the operators left their partners out of the deal and stole the entire ransom.