A judge has designated the case against Marcus "MalwareTech" Hutchins, who's been accused of creating and selling the Kronos banking Trojan, as "complex" after his defense requested more time to review chat logs, malware samples and other evidence submitted by prosecutors.
Beyond the emotion, the arrest of security researcher Marcus Hutchins last month on charges that he developed and sold banking malware has thrust information security researchers into the legal limelight and highlighted just how much law enforcement agencies rely on them.
The workforce of information security analysts in the United States has exceeded 100,000 for the first time, more than doubling since the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics began publishing full-year statistics for the occupation category in 2012.
Chris Sibila of Elements Financial Credit Union says thwarting socially engineered schemes waged against call centers as well as debit fraud linked to card breaches spurred the financial institution to hire its first full-time fraud investigator, who's already helping to curb fraud losses.
Businesses that fail to block former employees' server access or spot any other unauthorized access are asking for trouble. While the vast majority of ex-employees will behave scrupulously, why leave such matters to chance?
Like many other inventions now common in modern life, distributed cybercrime may seem trivial today. But this concept emerged little more than a decade ago and has already dominated the threat landscape.
Every year, information security professionals flock to San Francisco for the annual RSA Conference. From the debut of "Trumpcryption" to cybersecurity's "greatest hits" set to hip-hop violin, here are some of the 2017 event's highlights.
Amidst the increasing security chaos facing individuals and organizations, one of the dominant themes at this year's RSA Conference was the need for information security professionals to do more, bringing order to enterprise IT security as well as by influencing public policy.
An overlooked security setting on Twitter may have allowed a hacker to guess the password-reset email addresses tied to accounts used by President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence plus a top adviser. What's the risk?
Information security researchers have charted a steep decline in Locky ransomware and Dridex banking Trojan distribution in recent weeks. While that's good news, it may only reflect that a cybercrime gang is on vacation.
Will the advent of faster payments in the U.S. open new doors for fraud? Business continuity and security are priorities for the Federal Reserve, says Marianne Crowe of the Boston Fed. But independent consultant Richard Party begs the question: Is the U.S. really ready?
WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange's interference in the U.S. elections has earned the Ecuadorian embassy in London's houseguest a slap on the wrist as his internet connection gets taken away. In the interim, maybe he can take up knitting?