12 Ways to Counter Computer Hacks Yourself

In today’s cyber world, anti-malware programs are rarely reliable. Hackers are able to adapt their malware quickly in order to get around any security program updates that would have stopped them. Luckily, protecting your computer is easier than before, with many computers allowing users to restore the systems to before … Read More

Election Voting Machines Found Highly Susceptible to Hacking

Modern political elections have evolved beyond mudslinging to slander an opponent. The elections of today hack voting machines and political groups for inflammatory secrets. Unfortunately, hacked voting machine accusations have become a regular feature in the news. While many are only alleged, hacking voting machines is more than plausible. At … Read More

Cars Found Permanently Stealing Personal Data

Modern cars utilize more than 60 computer systems to function, many of which are related to infotainment systems. These systems connect to users’ cellphones by Bluetooth and USB, and have been found collecting information with users’ knowledge. A wide array of personal information can be transmitted, including phone books, call … Read More

Former DOJ Prosecutor Comments on International Money Laundering Scandal

The Department of Justice recently an official statement regarding the case of the Russian national arrested in Greece for allegedly operating an international money laundering scheme. Former DOJ Prosecutor, and our General Counsel, Marc Miller, provided commentary on the development of this case: “As the federal government continues its push … Read More

Authorities Bait Darknet Criminals on Illegal Marketplace Sting

Global law enforcement recently announced they shut down two of the largest illegal marketplaces on the Darknet. AlphaBay and Hansa were both used to buy and sell drugs, fake IDs, stolen information, hacking tools, weapons, and much more. While AlphaBay was simply shut down, Hansa was used as bait to … Read More

Bitcoin Exchange Operator Arrested for Criminal Corroboration

A Russian man was recently detained by Greek police on charges of laundering more than $4 billion in bitcoin. He allegedly was aiding criminals involved in hacking attacks, tax fraud, and drug trafficking. 38 year old Alexander Vinnik has been indicted by a United States jury and is one of … Read More

New Hack Leaves Security Systems Vulnerable

The internet of things connects a variety of different appliances and devices. While the structures themselves may come from different vendors, they usually run overlapping code. Even though this aids connectivity, it also opens up the whole system to a flaw in one strand of code. A flaw just like … Read More

Man Admits to Stealing $40 Million After Caught Selling Stolen Laptops

A recent, seemingly small criminal investigation has grabbed national attention; when a man was confronted for selling stolen laptops, he confessed to a much larger crime. The man, Theodore Price, claims to have stolen over $40 million worth of Bitcoin. He claims to have written a malware program that replaced … Read More

Investigative Insight into IRS Bitcoin Probe

The Internal Revenue Service has recently revised summons requests issued to Coinbase, one of the largest digital currency exchanges in the United States. In December 6, 2016 the IRS issued a summons to Coinbase “requiring the records of all American Coinbase customers who conducted transactions in convertible digital currency between … Read More

Are You a Target for Ransomware Attacks?

Who is a target for ransomware attacks? Everyone. Any sized business in any industry, or any solitary individual is a potential victim of a cyber-attack. But the everyday person doesn’t think they’ll be attacked. The common response is “Well who would want my data?” Perhaps no one wants your data. … Read More