Two employees of cybersecurity firm Coalfire who were arrested for an alleged burglary of an Iowa courthouse have had all charges against them dismissed. Gary Edward Demercurio, of Seattle, Wash., and Justin Lawson Wynn, of Naples, Fla., were arrested in September 2019 after being found inside the Dallas County Courthouse in possession of burglary tools. ...Read More
If there’s one open source project with an unashamedly clear focus on security, it’s the OpenBSD operating system. In its own words, its efforts “emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography.” Indeed, numerous sub-projects under the OpenBSD umbrella have become well-known cybersecurity names in their own right, notably OpenSSH – which ships with...Read More
A senior vice-president at a global internet marketing firm has pleaded guilty to a wire fraud case in which he illegally paid $6m into an IT shell company. Hicham Kabbaj worked for over four years at affiliate marketing giant Rakuten Marketing, formerly known as Rakuten LinkShare and part of the Japanese multi-national e-commerce firm. From 2015,...Read More
A US company targeted by ransomware has taken its fight to the Irish courts to have confidential data stolen by the same attackers removed from the web. Southwire was struck by the Maze variant in December last year, with attackers demanding over $6m in ransom — not only for the decryption key, but also to regain...Read More
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