FIN7 Lures Unwitting Security Pros to Carry Out Ransomware Attacks

The infamous Carbanak operator is moving is looking to juice its ransomware game by recruiting IT staff to its fake Bastion Secure ‘pen-testing’ company. The financially motivated cybercrime gang behind…

Best VPN for torrenting 2021

BitTorrent is a complex topic. As a technology, it’s perfectly legal. But what you do with it could be illegal. Before we dive into the legalities of torrenting, let’s do…

Twitter accounts linked to cyberattacks against security researchers suspended

Twitter has suspended accounts belonging to a North Korean hacking group targeting security researchers.  The social media accounts, @lagal1990 and @shiftrows13, were suspended this month after “posing as security researchers,”…

Best gaming VPN for 2021

Photo by Branden Skeli on Unsplash Look, let’s be honest with each other. The laws of physics aren’t going to be repealed by any VPN service provider. Bits take a…

Best gaming VPN 2021

Look, let’s be honest with each other. The laws of physics aren’t going to be repealed by any VPN service provider. Bits take a certain amount of time to move…

Robots for kids: Best STEM kits and other tech gifts for hackers of all ages

All the signs were there. If my parents knew then what parents know now, they would have been prepared. But back in the 1960s and 1970s, the maker movement was…

Google: We're sending out lots more phishing and malware attack warnings – here's why

Google’s policy to send alerts to people with Google Accounts that are targeted by suspected state-sponsored hackers is getting a full work out in 2021. The company says it has…

Google Issues Customers 50,000+ Warnings of State-Backed Attacks

Google Issues Customers 50,000+ Warnings of State-Backed Attacks Google has seen a 33% year-on-year spike in nation state attempts to compromise its customers so far in 2021, the tech giant revealed…

A former top US election official urges sweeping security improvements, warning 'democracy is in trouble'

Written by Tim Starks Oct 14, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s former lead election security official is recommending comprehensive changes to protect the ballot in future…

State-sponsored Iranian hackers uploaded fake VPN app to Google's Play store, posed as university officials

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 14, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Suspected government-backed hackers from Iran have used an array of techniques, from password theft to uploading a fake app to a…