Sberbank of Russia in Krasnodar, Russia.

Prolific Russian Bank Fraud Scheme Halted

If you’ve ever sat in on a cybersecurity hearing on Capitol Hill or attended a security conference , then you’re no doubt familiar with the oft-preached need for information sharing and private-public partnerships. So frequently repeated are these refrains that they’re almost as meaningless as the acronym “APT.”

New Ransomware Encrypts Victim Data

An unusual new strain of ransomware makes good on its threat, doing what the majority of other varieties only claim to do. The Trojan actually encrypts data on infected machines, effectively rendering certain files inaccessible to users on compromised computers in order to block removal.

Free COFEE Helps Law Enforcement Forensics

Microsoft has announced plans to give away free versions of its COFEE (Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor) utility to help law enforcement agencies in cyber-crime investigations. COFEE uses digital forensic technologies to help investigators gather evidence of live computer activity at the scene of a crime, regardless of technical expertise.

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