cybercrime

SAM.gov hackers used spearphishing, spoofing, credential theft

by Shaun Waterman • 4 months ago

An executive whose company was affected the breach of GSA's SAM.gov portal explains how it all went down.

DHS is using facial recognition technology to help rescue victims of child exploitation

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 4 months ago

The technology will help investigators deal with the huge amount of data found on the internet and the dark web.

‘Pit bull’ Secret Service cyber cop wins public service award

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

A Secret Service agent who helped catch the JPMorgan Chase & Co. hackers and is described by colleagues as a "pit bull" was honored this week at the "Sammies" public service awards.

Smartphones can steal 3-D printing plans by listening to the printer

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

Smartphones equipped with special programming can become a sophisticated spy sensor capable of stealing designs from a 3-D printer — just by measuring the noise and electromagnetic radiation the printer emits.

Romanian hacker Guccifer jailed for Powell, Bush hacks

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

The Romanian hacker known as Guccifer was sentenced to 52 months in federal prison Thursday by a U.S. court in Alexandria, Virginia.

Senators urge global action on cyber bank robbers

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

U.S. President Barack Obama should raise the issue of online bank robberies and other cyberattacks on the worldwide financial system at the upcoming G20 gathering of global leaders in China, six democratic senators urged this week.