A California federal court has handed a setback to LinkedIn in a case that could determine whether scraping a public website triggers anti-hacking law. The 25-page ruling, released on Monday, holds that federal anti-hacking law isn't triggered by scraping a website, even if the website owner—LinkedIn in this case—explicitly asks for the scraping to stop.
For 17 days starting last month, an advanced backdoor that gave attackers complete control over networks lurked in digitally signed software used by hundreds of banks, energy companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers, researchers warned Tuesday.
Chinese drone maker DJI is rolling out a new “local data mode” in an effort to bulk up the security of its hardware in the wake of a US Army memo that claims DJI’s products contain unspecified vulnerabilities. In the memo, officials from the US Navy and US Army Research Lab advised the discontinuation of DJI drone use by military personnel.
WebEx on Firefox is among the targets of a new exploit kit that's started circulating on Russian nastyware exchanges.
The Disdain-based exploit kit is described here by security services outfit IntSights, which says the exploit kit is offered by someone using the handle "Cehceny".
David Montenegro (@CryptoInsane) says Disdain is a copy-paste of the open source BEPS exploit kit.
Former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges pleaded guilty on Tuesday to new counts of money laundering and related forfeiture.
In May 2015, Bridges was sentenced to 71 months after he stole money from Silk Road dealers while investigating Silk Road, a now-defunct Tor-hidden underground website.