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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…
    - 75 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…
    - 81 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…
    - 93 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…
    - 99 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 6 May 19, 5:28pm -

Cyber Crime

Cyber Terror

US-CERT

  • VMware Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products
    Original release date: September 20, 2019VMware has released security updates to address vulnerabilities affecting multiple products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.The Cybersecurity a…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Sep 19, 5:37pm -
  • CISA Releases Four New Insights Products
    Original release date: September 20, 2019The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released four new CISA Insights products informed by U.S. intelligence and real-world events. Each of the following products provides a descripti…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Sep 19, 2:22pm -
  • Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome
    Original release date: September 19, 2019Google has released Chrome 77.0.3865.90 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 Infrastruc…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 19, 1:47pm -
  • VMware Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products
    Original release date: September 17, 2019VMware has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in ESXi and vCenter. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.The Cybersecurity and Infra…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Sep 19, 3:06pm -
  • 2019 CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors
    Original release date: September 17, 2019MITRE has released the 2019 Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors list. The Top 25 is a compilation of the most frequent and critical errors that can lead to serious vulnerabi…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Sep 19, 2:30pm -
  • Vulnerability Summary for the Week of September 9, 2019
    Original release date: September 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 scores. Please visit NVD for…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Sep 19, 2:47pm -
  • Intel Releases Security Updates
    Original release date: September 10, 2019Intel has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. An attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to gain an escalation of privileges on a previously infected machine…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Sep 19, 12:45am -
  • Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome
    Original release date: September 10, 2019Google has released Chrome version 77.0.3865.75 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses multiple vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system.The Cybersecu…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Sep 19, 11:25pm -
  • MS-ISAC Releases Security Event Primer on Malware
    Original release date: September 10, 2019The Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) has released a Security Event Primer on Malware. The white paper outlines general malware operations and includes common malware event types and…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Sep 19, 6:01pm -
  • Microsoft Releases September 2019 Security Updates
    Original release date: September 10, 2019Microsoft has released updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.The Cybersecurity…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Sep 19, 5:43pm -

FBI Cyber Crimes Stories

  • Operation reWired
    The FBI worked with partner agencies domestically and in multiple countries around the world in a large-scale, coordinated effort to dismantle international business email compromise (BEC) schemes.
    - 11 days ago, 10 Sep 19, 10:53am -
  • Safe Online Surfing Challenge Opens
    The FBI’s Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge, which had record participation in 2018-2019, is reopening for the start of the new school year to help students navigate the web securely.
    - 16 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 11:03am -
  • ICCS 2019
    FBI Director Christopher Wray discussed cyber threats—including foreign influence and foreign investment—as well as the Bureau’s cyber capabilities at the International Conference on Cyber Security in New York.
    - 58 days ago, 25 Jul 19, 1:49pm -
  • 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.
    - 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.
    - 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 -

Security and Privacy

  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -
  • 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 -
  • HideIPVPN review: Great if you need a speedy connection via Germany
    HideIPVPN in brief:P2P allowed: Yes, on select serversBusiness location: USA and MoldovaNumber of servers: 29Number of country locations: 11Cost: $70 (billed annually)VPN protocol: OpenVPNData encryption: AES-256Data authentication: SHA…
    - 29 Nov 18, 12:03am -
  • HideIPVPN review: Great if you need a speedy connection via Germany
    HideIPVPN in brief:P2P allowed: Yes, on select serversBusiness location: USA and MoldovaNumber of servers: 29Number of country locations: 11Cost: $70 (billed annually)VPN protocol: OpenVPNData encryption: AES-256Data authentication: SHA…
    - 29 Nov 18, 12:03am -
  • HideIPVPN review: Great if you need a speedy connection via Germany
    HideIPVPN in brief:P2P allowed: Yes, on select serversBusiness location: USA and MoldovaNumber of servers: 29Number of country locations: 11Cost: $70 (billed annually)VPN protocol: OpenVPNData encryption: AES-256Data authentication: SHA…
    - 29 Nov 18, 12:03am -
  • How to quickly manage and delete your Google search history
    We already know Google collects a ton of data on us, and a lot of it comes from search. Google offers plenty of ways to limit the amount of data you have lying around, but they’re not all that easy to find. Starting today, Google is making it ea…
    - 24 Oct 18, 3:04pm -
  • How to quickly manage and delete your Google search history
    We already know Google collects a ton of data on us, and a lot of it comes from search. Google offers plenty of ways to limit the amount of data you have lying around, but they’re not all that easy to find. Starting today, Google is making it ea…
    - 24 Oct 18, 3:04pm -
  • F-Secure Freedome review: A VPN with some built-in antivirus features
    F-Secure Freedome in brief:P2P allowed: NoBusiness location: FinlandNumber of servers:  N/ANumber of country locations: 22Cost: $50-$80 per yearVPN protocol: OpenVPNData encryption: AES 128-bitData authentication: AES 128-bitHandshake…
    - 27 Sep 18, 10:30am -
  • F-Secure Freedome review: A VPN with some built-in antivirus features
    F-Secure Freedome in brief:P2P allowed: NoBusiness location: FinlandNumber of servers:  N/ANumber of country locations: 22Cost: $50-$80 per yearVPN protocol: OpenVPNData encryption: AES 128-bitData authentication: AES 128-bitHandshake…
    - 27 Sep 18, 10:30am -
  • Perfect Privacy review: The price is high, but the speeds are good
    Perfect Privacy in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Sweden, Panama, and LatviaNumber of servers: 54Number of country locations: 23Cost: €119.99 (about $138 at this writing)VPN protocol: OpenVPNData encryption: AES-256-CBCData a…
    - 27 Aug 18, 12:00pm -
  • OVPN review: An ideal VPN except for one big drawback
    OVPN in brief:P2P allowed: Yes Business location: Stockholm, Sweden Number of servers: 56 Number of country locations: 7 Cost: $84 per year VPN protocol: OpenVPN Data encryption: AES-256-GCM Data authentication: SHA1 HMAC Handshake encryption: TL…
    - 26 Jul 18, 1:00pm -
  • PrivateVPN review: It's fast and flexible
    P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: SwedenNumber of servers: 100+Number of country locations: 55Cost: $50 per yearVPN protocol: OpenVPNData encryption: AES-128-GCM (server-side negotiation can improve to AES-256)Data authentication: S…
    - 29 May 18, 10:00am -
  • ZenMate VPN review: This simple VPN clears your mind of complexity
    ZenMate VPN in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Berlin, GermanyNumber of servers: 300+Number of country locations: 29Cost: $60 per yearVPN protocol: IPSec + L2TPData encryption: 2048-bit PSK/ESP Data authentication: AES 256/HMA…
    - 13 Apr 18, 11:00am -
  • ibVPN review: A no-frills VPN with everything you need
    ibVPN in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Târgu Mureș,RomaniaNumber of servers: 180+Number of country locations: 50Cost: $37 (Standard) / $58 (Ultimate)VPN protocol: IPSec (default)Data encryption: AES-256 Data authenticat…
    - 12 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • WiTopia personalVPN review: It's all about choices
    WiTopia personalVPN in brief:P2P allowed: YesBusiness location: Reston, VANumber of servers: 300+Number of country locations: 45Cost: $50 (Basic) / $70 (Pro)VPN protocol: OpenVPN (default)Data encryption: AES-128 Data authentication: SHA2…
    - 22 Mar 18, 10:00am -