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Cyber Law News

Cyber Crime News

Cyber Security News

Stanford Center for the Internet and Society

  • Adapting Advertising Infrastructure for Content Regulation: WIPO’s BRIP Blacklist
    In the name of “brand safety,” advertisers these days are working hard to better control where their ads appear online. Programmatic advertising with real-time bidding automates the process of online ad buying and ad placement to such an extent t…
    - 8 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 9:27pm -
  • How to beat a copycat.
    If you run a billion (or even million) dollar brand, does it make sense to spend a few thousand dollars to protect your mark from copycats? Or if you are a songwriter, does it make sense to spend thirty-five dollars to register a copyright on your so…
    - 14 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 9:10pm -
  • Bringing the Fight for Court Transparency to the Ninth Circuit
    You may recall that in February, a federal district court in Fresno denied a petition I filed with the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Northern California, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation to attempt to shed light on the Department…
    - 26 days ago, 21 Jun 19, 12:09am -
  • Raids on Journalists by Australian Police Underscore Need for Assistance and Access Act Repeal
    Today I'm submitting my latest entry in a series of comments to Australia's Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security to remind them what a terrible idea the Assistance and Access Act is. Location…
    - 32 days ago, 14 Jun 19, 7:29pm -
  • Thoughts on Baltimore's ongoing ransomware situation
    Hackers seek ransoms from Baltimore and communities across the USMany of Baltimore’s city services are crippled by a cyberattack.Richard Forno, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Location…
    - 42 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 11:45am -
  • Tool Without A Handle: Guerilla Information Warfare
    “The enemies of liberal democracy hack our feelings of fear and hate and vanity, and then use these feelings to polarize and destroy" - Yuval Noah Harari.The security of our news and media information systems matters as much as the security of per…
    - 44 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 6:27am -
  • Open Letter to GCHQ Regarding Threats Posed by their Ghost Proposal
    Today I join several cybersecurity, civil liberties, civil society organizations and researchers in responding to the United Kingdom's GCHQ recent proposal to silently add 'ghost' users from law enforcement or the security services to online chats an…
    - 48 days ago, 30 May 19, 2:15pm -
  • Court Denies Petition to Unseal Its Perma-Sealed Surveillance Docket
    After 32 months of litigation, my quest to unseal my local federal district court's sealed surveillance docket has ended with not a single page unsealed and no prospective reforms in place.  Location…
    - 56 days ago, 21 May 19, 8:28pm -
  • Essay in the Boston Review
    Today I have a response piece up on the Boston Review, responding to an intriguing essay by Bruce Schneier and CIS affiliate Henry Farrell about how to protect democracy against what they call "information attacks" designed to undermine the public's…
    - 61 days ago, 16 May 19, 8:01pm -
  • What Online Content Are We Regulating? Illegal Speech, Offensive Speech, and Platform Value
    This discussion, excerpted from my Who Do You Sue article, very briefly reviews the implications of what I call “must-carry” arguments – claims that operators of major Internet platforms should be held to the same First Amendment standards as t…
    - 71 days ago, 6 May 19, 5:28pm -

Cyber Crime

Cyber Terror

US-CERT

  • newNCSC Releases 2019 Active Cyber Defence Report
    Original release date: July 16, 2019The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released their 2019 Active Cyber Defence (ACD) report, which provides an analysis of program outcomes throughout 2018. NCSC’s ACD program—stood u…
    - 4 hours ago, 17 Jul 19, 12:27am -
  • newMicrosoft Releases Security Updates for PowerShell Core
    Original release date: July 16, 2019Microsoft has released updates to address a vulnerability in PowerShell Core versions 6.1 and 6.2. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.The Cybersecurity and Infrastr…
    - 5 hours ago, 16 Jul 19, 11:25pm -
  • newOracle Releases July 2019 Security Bulletin
    Original release date: July 16, 2019Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update for July 2019 to address 319 vulnerabilities across multiple products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected syst…
    - 5 hours ago, 16 Jul 19, 11:12pm -
  • newDHS Webinar: Cybersecurity Threats to the Healthcare Sector
    Original release date: July 16, 2019The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) are conducting a webinar focused on current cybersecurity threats to the healthcare sector. The webinar will be held on Wednesda…
    - 5 hours ago, 16 Jul 19, 10:55pm -
  • newIRS Releases Six Cybersecurity Safeguards
    Original release date: July 16, 2019The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a news release outlining six cybersecurity safeguards to protect computers, email, and sensitive data. The recommendations are part of the Taxes. Security. Together. Ch…
    - 8 hours ago, 16 Jul 19, 8:46pm -
  • Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome
    Original release date: July 15, 2019Google has released Chrome 75.0.3770.142 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses a vulnerability that an attacker can exploit to take control of an affected system.The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Jul 19, 10:55pm -
  • Vulnerability Summary for the Week of July 8, 2019
    Original release date: July 15, 2019 | Last revised: July 16, 2019 The CISA Weekly Vulnerability Summary Bulletin is created using information from the NIST NVD. In some cases, the vulnerabilities in the bulletin may not yet have assigned CVSS sco…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jul 19, 10:26am -
  • NCSC Releases Advisory on Ongoing DNS Hijacking Campaign
    Original release date: July 12, 2019The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released an advisory about an ongoing Domain Name System (DNS) hijacking campaign. The advisory details risks and mitigations for organizations to de…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Jul 19, 1:44am -
  • Atlassian Releases Security Updates for Jira
    Original release date: July 11, 2019Atlassian has released security updates to address a vulnerability affecting Jira Server and Jira Data Center. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.The Cybersec…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 10:27pm -
  • Juniper Networks Releases Multiple Security Updates
    Original release date: July 10, 2019Juniper Networks has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in various products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.The Cybe…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Jul 19, 5:30pm -

FBI Cyber Crimes Stories

  • Cyberstalker Sentenced
    A man who conducted a relentless campaign of online harassment against a law school interviewer after not being accepted to the school is now serving a federal prison sentence.
    - 37 days ago, 10 Jun 19, 9:55am -
  • 2018 IC3 Report Released
    Statistics gathered by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) for 2018 show Internet-enabled theft, fraud, and exploitation remain pervasive and were responsible for a staggering $2.7 billion in financial losses last year.
    - 86 days ago, 22 Apr 19, 10:34am -
  • The Melissa Virus
    Two decades ago, computer viruses were still relatively new notions to most Americans, but the fast-moving and destructive Melissa virus changed that in a significant way and showed many the darker side of the web.
    - 25 Mar 19, 10:57am -
  • Addressing the Cyber Threat
    At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Director Christopher Wray discussed the FBI’s approach to combating cybercrime through expertise, technology, and partnerships.
    - 6 Mar 19, 3:24pm -
  • Ransomware Abettor Sentenced
    A man who profited from the ransomware known as Reveton, which appropriated the FBI logo to scare victims into paying to unlock computers infected with the malware, will be spending time in prison.
    - 6 Dec 18, 2:14pm -
  • Ransomware Suspects Indicted
    Two Iranian men were indicted in connection with the deployment of the sophisticated and sinister SamSam ransomware that crippled the operations of critical facilities in the U.S. and Canada.
    - 28 Nov 18, 9:02am -
  • The Morris Worm
    Thirty years ago, a graduate student unleashed the first major attack on the Internet and became the first person convicted of a new type of crime.
    - 2 Nov 18, 3:28pm -
  • Cyberstalking
    Two unrelated sextortion crimes committed months apart and hundreds of miles away from each other illustrate the dangers of compromising personal photos being in the wrong hands.
    - 30 Oct 18, 10:18am -
  • Russian Hackers Indicted
    Seven GRU military intelligence officers have been charged with hacking into the computer networks of U.S. and international organizations, including those cracking down on Russia’s state-sponsored doping activities.
    - 4 Oct 18, 12:06pm -
  • National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
    Cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility, and this month serves as a reminder that each of us has a part to play in making the Internet safer and more secure.
    - 1 Oct 18, 10:49am -
  • Safe Online Surfing
    The FBI’s Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge, designed for third- through eighth-grade students, has opened for the 2018-19 school year and is now available in Spanish.
    - 7 Sep 18, 10:12am -
  • Malware Creator Sentenced
    The developer of a malicious piece of software called NanoCore RAT—which allowed hackers to steal sensitive information and even access the webcams of infected computers—will be spending time behind bars.
    - 5 Jul 18, 9:00am -
  • International BEC Takedown
    The FBI partnered with domestic and international law enforcement agencies on Operation WireWire, a large-scale, coordinated effort to dismantle business e-mail compromise schemes.
    - 11 Jun 18, 9:00am -
  • Stolen Identities
    Four men who hacked the computer servers of mortgage brokers used the personal information they stole from customers to open unauthorized lines of credit and drain victims’ retirement accounts.
    - 29 Mar 18, 2:50pm -
  • Director Addresses Cyber Conference
    At the International Conference on Cyber Security in New York, FBI Director Christopher Wray discussed how the FBI is evolving to stay ahead of threats in the digital age.
    - 11 Jan 18, 3:33pm -

Security and Privacy

  • How to automatically delete the web activity and location history data in your Google account
    Google is finally taking your privacy seriously. Earlier this year, it rolled out a simpler and more transparent way to access your Location History and Web & App Activity, and delete part or all of it, but it’s effective only if you remember to…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jul 19, 10:30am -
  • Why your laptop's always-listening microphone should be as easy to block as your webcam

    Why your laptop's always-listening microphone should be as easy to block as your webcam

    If computer privacy is critical enough that many laptops now include a physical webcam shutter, why can't you do the same for the microphone?It’s a question that PC makers should be asking themselves. Some, like Dell, say they’re working on a…
    - 20 days ago, 27 Jun 19, 10:56am -
  • Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice
    Choosing the right virtual private network (VPN) service is no simple task. A VPN should keep your internet usage private and secure, but not every service handles your data in the same way. Just look at the critiques of notable computer security…
    - 26 days ago, 20 Jun 19, 5:50pm -
  • How to clear cookies from your browser
    Cookies are usually delectable delights, but web cookies can sometimes be less than delightful. These little files hide in your computer so that your browser and websites can track your browsing sessions and save certain useful information, such a…
    - 40 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 9:24pm -
  • How to clear cookies from your browser
    Cookies are usually delectable delights, but web cookies can sometimes be less than delightful. These little files hide in your computer so that your browser and websites can track your browsing sessions and save certain useful information, such a…
    - 40 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 9:24pm -
  • How to clear cookies from your browser
    Cookies are usually delectable delights, but web cookies can sometimes be less than delightful. These little files hide in your computer so that your browser and websites can track your browsing sessions and save certain useful information, such a…
    - 40 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 9:24pm -
  • Apple is removing the Do Not Track toggle from Safari, but for a good reason
    The next update to Safari will remove the useless "Ask websites not to track me" as Apple implements stricter and smarter anti-tracking tools.
    - 7 Feb 19, 3:23pm -
  • Apple is removing the Do Not Track toggle from Safari, but for a good reason
    The next update to Safari will remove the useless "Ask websites not to track me" as Apple implements stricter and smarter anti-tracking tools.
    - 7 Feb 19, 3:23pm -
  • SaferVPN review: This newcomer is off to a good start
    SaferVPN in brief:P2P allowed: Netherlands server onlyBusiness location: Tel Aviv, ILNumber of servers: 700Number of country locations: 34Monthly cost: $65.88 billed annually, or $78.96 for two yearsVPN protocol: IKEv2 (default with OpenVPN…
    - 30 Nov 18, 11:08pm -
  • SaferVPN review: This newcomer is off to a good start
    SaferVPN in brief:P2P allowed: Netherlands server onlyBusiness location: Tel Aviv, ILNumber of servers: 700Number of country locations: 34Monthly cost: $65.88 billed annually, or $78.96 for two yearsVPN protocol: IKEv2 (default with OpenVPN…
    - 30 Nov 18, 11:08pm -