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.
With everyone from academics to Microsoft looking at the prospect of storing data using DNA, it was probably inevitable that someone would start looking at the security implications. Apparently, they're worse than most people might have expected. It turns out it's possible to encode computer malware in DNA and use it to attack vulnerabilities on the computer that analyzes the sequence of that DNA.
HBO offered to pay cyber attackers $250,000 on a $6 million ransom demand, but the attackers failed to rise to the bait, according to a Reuters report.
The entertainment giant, as part of a stalling tactic, sent an email to the attackers asking them to delay the release of its proprietary content by one week, according to Reuters. The attackers, however, dumped 3.4GB of HBO data days after the entertainment titan sent its offer via email.
A Russian government-sponsored group accused of hacking the Democratic National Committee last year has likely been infecting other targets of interest with the help of a potent Windows exploit developed by, and later stolen from, the National Security Agency, researchers said Friday.
A privacy advocacy group has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that Hotspot Shield, a popular free VPN service, collects numerous pieces of data and intercepts traffic in contrast to the company's claim that it provides "complete anonymity."
In its 14-page filing, which was submitted Monday morning, the Center for Democracy and Technology claims that the company displays persistent cookies and works with various other entities for advertising purposes, among other alleged unsavory practices.