A study of the takedowns of AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces.
Latest in Cybersecurity: Crime and Espionage
Though it was little noticed outside the Bitcoin community, the arrest in Greece on a sealed U.S. indictment of Alexander Vinnik for allegedly running the BTC-e crypto-currency exchange is significant news.
Cybercrime Roundup: Russian-born US Citizen Sentenced for Committing Cybercrime Within the United States
On July 10th, Alexander Tverdokhlebov was sentenced to 110 months for his activities renting out botnets on Russian-language cybercrime forums.
The most recent ransomware attack, which spread across Europe, the United States, and Asia yesterday, represents a chilling evolution in the worm-as-weapon.
Ukraine is under sustained cyber assault. Is this a precursor to war? [UPDATE: Apparently not -- this is a much more vicious ransomware attack]
For the last several years readers of this blog have pondered the challenge of effective law enforcement across national borders in the digital realm, an exercise that often pits American law enforcement against American companies and puts US law enforcement in potential conflict with foreign allies. On Thursday June 22 at 9 AM I will be hosting an event at The Heritage Foundation entitled: "
The CrashOverride program represents the first-in-the-wild case of a generic automated attack: one that is designed to affect all systems of a given family, not just a particular installation. If someone were to couple this warhead to a self-propagating worm for delivery, it could constitute a global threat.
We've sold our one Bitcoin for a healthy profit.
The courts take up questions over authorization to access the third-party accounts of former employees, the CFAA's definition of "loss," and bitcoin.
I am a bit of an outlier in the cybersecurity community since I think that there are circumstances in which private actors ought to be allowed to more aggressively respond to intrusions on their systems (though I don't go "full postal" on the issue). For those who are interested in the subject I just published a piece at Heritage co-authored with my colleagues Steve Bucci and David Inserra, entitled "Next Steps for U.S.