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Featured Nation-state

Harvard Researchers Say These Countries Have the Greatest Cybersecurity Skills

When it comes to cybersecurity, countries like North Korea, Iran, and Israel garner plenty of headlines. But according to a study released this month from a Harvard University research center, the United States reigns supreme in terms of cyber capabilities, followed by China, the United Kingdom, and Russia…

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U.S. Ramps Up Pressure on Chinese Hackers With New Charges Against 5 Chinese Nationals

Federal law enforcement officials on Wednesday announced that five alleged members of a Chinese hacking group known as APT41 had been charged for their role in “unprecedented” efforts to compromise and siphon sensitive data from more than 100 companies…

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Chinese State-Backed Hackers Target the Vatican, Again

Hackers sometimes come back for seconds — even if they’re caught. Just days after being exposed for targeting the Vatican and the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong with malware, the suspected Chinese-state sponsored threat group known as RedDelta resumed cyberoperations against Catholic Church-related organizations…

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Officials Warn of Phone Scams Targeting Hospitals and Patients

Tucked into the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute treats a range of health issues and pioneers research in oncology and drug discovery. But the Moffitt staff — like hospital workers throughout the country — have struggled to deal with a particular IT problem in recent years: robocalls and phone scams that clog lines and put sensitive data at risk…

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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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A Malware Detective Shares What Makes Some Attacks More Alarming Than Others

Few people have spent as much time studying malware as Costin Raiu. This year marks Raiu’s 20th anniversary with the

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Why Election Interference Attempts Are Getting Harder to Detect

When Facebook disclosed earlier this week that a Kremlin-backed group was running a disinformation campaign that hired real journalists to

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Cybercrime Featured

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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Cybercrime Featured

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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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