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‘Be Careful Who You Bite’: An Interview With the Businessman at the Center of One of Russia’s Biggest Treason Scandals

In 2013, Pavel Vrublevsky’s life turned upside down. After ten years of running a successful payments firm called ChronoPay, the Russian internet entrepreneur was convicted of orchestrating a distributed denial-of-service attack against a competing payments system used by Russian airline Aeroflot. Vrublevsky talked extensively with Recorded Future expert threat intelligence analyst Dmitry Smilyanets about this event and others in a recent interview…

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Russian Hacker Nikulin Sentenced to Over 7 Years in Prison for Tech Industry Breaches

A Russian national was sentenced Tuesday afternoon for breaching several technology firms, capping a drawn-out legal battle that has involved competing extradition attempts, luxury sports cars, and delays due to the coronavirus outbreak…

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Wire Transfer Scams Are Getting More Costly

Law enforcement officials have warned companies for years about the huge losses associated with business email compromise attacks, in which

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DDoS Attacks Decline, but Big Incidents Still Resonate

Are the days of DDoS attacks over? Reports last week that the New Zealand Stock Exchange suffered a multi-day disruption

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An Interview With RedBear: A Hacker Training the Next Generation of Cybercriminals

Editor’s Note: In the interest of exploring the untold stories of cybersecurity, The Record is publishing a recent interview between

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Chart of the Week: Ransomware Attacks on Schools

As students across the country return to class — whether in-person or remote — cybersecurity practitioners are bracing for the

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Chart of the Week: Healthcare Breaches

Healthcare providers can’t catch a break. The number of individuals affected by healthcare data breaches has increased steadily over the

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Cybercriminals Appear to Back off From Coronavirus Scams

As the coronavirus outbreak brought the U.S. and many other countries to a standstill earlier this year, cybercriminals circulated COVID-19