Treaty endorsing state internet control passes UN hurdle
The United Nations has taken the first step toward enacting a cybercrime treaty that could justify human rights violations where internet access is controlled by authoritarian regimes. In November, the UN voted to support the Russia-sponsored treaty. The resolution has been backed by countries li
NeverQuest creator sentenced to 4 years in prison
Stanislav Vitaliyevich Lisov, the Russian hacker responsible for the NeverQuest banking malware, has been sentenced to 4 years in prison by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. In January 2017, Lisov was arrested at the Barcelona airport by the Guardia Civic.
NYPD narrowly escapes ransomware catastrophe
The New York Police Department had to take its fingerprint system offline when ransomware infected the system. It’s no secret that public institutions are among the most common targets of cyber attacks, especially hackers looking for a big ransom payoff. Last weekend, a contractor installing a
FakeAdsBlock floods Android devices with fake ads
FakeAdsBlock is the ironic name of a Trojan spreading rapidly through the Android user community. Malwarebytes discovered the malware in October 2019, estimating that only about 500 mobile devices had been affected at that time. The Trojan is disguised as an ad-blocking app, but in fact its effec