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A bug bounty hunter shared evidence; DJI called him a hacker and threatened with CFAA.
DAILY VIDEO: States starting to implement audits to bolster election integrity; North Korea getting ready wage a global cyber war, Experts Say; Google Job Search results now include salary data or estimates; and there's more.
Ronald Wheeler accused of working for AlphaBay since 2015.
In the face of overwhelming evidence that the Russians meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, states are adopting auditing measure to detect any possible direct ballot fraud and give voters confidence in the results.
2018 will be a year of innovation in financial services as the pace of change in this space continues to accelerate.

As more channels and new financial service offerings emerge, threats will diversify.

Financial services will need to focus on omni-channel fraud prevention to successfully identify more fraud crossing from online accounts to newer channels.
Looking back at a year like 2017 brings the internal conflict of being a security researcher into full view: on the one hand, each new event is an exciting new research avenue for us, as what were once theoretical problems find palpable expression in reality. On the other hand, as people with a heightened concern for the security posture of users at large, each event is a bigger catastrophe.
Election security hasn't changed much in over a decade, but the threat model has.
Estonia abruptly cancels digital ID cards as crypto attacks get easier and cheaper.
IBM's Trusteer division launches a new account fraud detection capability that aims to detect fraud at the earliest stages.
IBM's Trusteer division launches a new account fraud detection capability that aims to detect fraud at the earliest stages.

Spam and phishing in Q3 2017

In terms of the average share of spam in global email traffic (58.02%), the third quarter of 2017 was almost identical to the previous reporting period: once again growth was slightly more than one percentage point – 1.05 (and 1.07 p.p. in Q2 2017).

As in previous quarters, spammers were quick to react to high-profile events and adapted their fraudulent emails to the news agenda.
Crosscheck system uses data that could easily have legit duplicates, researchers show.