Security

Payouts from insurance policies may fuel ransomware attacks

The call came on a Saturday in July delivering grim news: Many of the computer systems serving the government of LaPorte County, Indiana, had been taken hostage with ransomware. The hackers demanded $250,000.

Internet

Twitter CEO hack highlights dangers of 'SIM swap' fraud

Even with considerable security precautions in place, Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey became the victim of an embarrassing compromise when attackers took control of his account on the platform by hijacking his phone number.

Security

Generating zero-knowledge proofs for defense capabilities

There are times when the highest levels of privacy and security are required to protect a piece of information, but there is still a need to prove the information's existence and accuracy. For the Department of Defense (DoD), ...

Business

EU launches in-depth probe into Amazon over data use

The EU's powerful antitrust authority launched an in-depth investigationinto Amazon on Wednesday, amid suspicions the US-based internet behemoth misuses merchant data hosted on its website.

Security

Two security researchers find WPA3 vulnerabilities

You mean my safety blanket isn't safe? A next-gen standard "was supposed to make password cracking a thing of the past," clucked Ars Technica, after learning that vulnerabilities were found in the WPA3 protocol that could ...