The week in news is recapped, including how the FBI cracked that iPhone, ransomware hitting hospitals, and the Hack the Pentagon bug bounty trial program.
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The Department of Defense announced that registration for its Hack the Pentagon bug bounty trial program is open, and that the program will be run on the HackerOne platform.
The federal government has invoked the All Writs Act at least 63 times since 2008 in attempts force Apple and Google to unlock phones.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook recap the week in news, including how the FBI vacated Tuesday’s Apple hearing, a crypto iMessage bug that was patched, and the latest hospital to be hit by the ransomware Locky. The two also preview Badlock and what implications this week’s announcement may have for Microsoft and the rest of the industry.
The U.S. indicted seven hackers affiliated with the Iranian government on Thursday for a series of DDoS attacks on U.S. banks and attempting to hack a New York dam.
Threatpost Editor in Chief Mike Mimoso talks to crypto pioneer and security expert Bruce Schneier of Resilient Systems about the early days of the RSA Conference, the integration of privacy and security, and the current FBI-Apple debate over encryption and surveillance.
Experts speculate on who the mystery “outside party” coming to the aid of the FBI may be, and what is their means of cracking a terrorist’s iPhone.
Yahoo’s latest transparency report, published today, reflects a spike in government and law enforcement requests for user data following the Paris terrorist attacks of Nov. 13.
Update: The FBI has filed a motion to vacate today’s scheduled court hearing and showdown over its demands that Apple help unlock a terrorist’s iPhone.
Investigators continue to focus on attack attribution, but Kaspersky researchers speaking at CanSecWest 2016 caution that attackers are manipulating data used to tie attacks to perpetrators.