The FBI suspects that 24-year-old Hamza Bendelladj, an Algerian national, developed, marketed, distributed and controlled the notorious botnet toolkit, used to steal millions of dollars from online bank accounts.
A new proposal would require tech firms to design surveillance-enabling trapdoors from the ground up or modify existing services, facilities and equipment. The FBI says it's necessary to quickly catch terrorists and child abusers, but others say it's a recipe for opening servers up to hacking and illicit surveillance.
Do you usually shy away from legal documents?
Well, here's one that's well worth reading: it deals very interestingly with the zone in which busting cybercrooks and protecting privacy intersect...
The FBI and DHS are seeing dozens of attacks on ambulance and hospital communication lines as extortionists demand $5,000 for supposedly unpaid payday loans.
Brian Krebs was the victim of a caller ID spoof that resulted in armed police surrounding his house. He's pretty sure about the criminal element responsible and has linked the perpetrator(s) to a denial-of-service attack against Ars Technica following its report of Krebs's ordeal.
The Kim Dotcom saga took yet another turn today when the New Zealand Court of Appeal knocked back one of the big fella's earlier minivictories again US law enforcers.
Paul Ducklin takes you through the timeline of the story so far, and tries to guess what happens next...
Just over a year ago, the FBI announced the bust of six Estonians over malware known as DNSChanger.
The first of the six has just pleaded guilty...
Federal investigators in the US are tightening the screws on former senior government officials who might have leaked info about the Stuxnet worm.
The party-time news of the past weekend was the launch of Kim Dotcom's comeback file sharing service, Mega.
Crypto critics have already taken issue with some aspects of Mega's implementation, and Dotcom has taken issue right back at them...
An alleged hacker, suspected by the FBI of stealing millions of dollars from online bank accounts, has been arrested by Thai police and paraded in front of the world's media.
A techie named David Schuetz has done something so obvious, so simple, and so tellingly useful, that I'm going to go all out and call it a stroke of genius.
He found the source of the "Anonymous FBI leak", and forced us all to find a whole new raft of conspiracy theories to go along with it...
Hackers claim to have stolen a database of 12,367,232 Apple device IDs, and personal information such as full names, cellphone numbers, addresses and zipcodes belonging to iPhone and iPad users.
And where do they claim they stole this information? From an FBI laptop... via a Java vulnerability.