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Russian man gets longest-ever US hacking sentence, 27 years in prison

Roman Seleznev bankrupted businesses, did $170 million in damage.

Russian Citizen Gets Record 27-Year Sentence for Hacking, Fraud Scheme

Roman Valeryevich gets 27 years for hacking PoS machines. Meanwhile, spam master Pyotr Levashov's indictment is unsealed.

Exploits: how great is the threat?

How serious, really, is the danger presented by exploits? The recent leak of an exploit toolset allegedly used by the infamous Equation Group suggests it’s time to revisit that question. Using our own telemetry data and intelligence reports as well as publicly available information, we’ve looked at the top vulnerabilities and applications exploited by attackers.

After delays due to rocket problems, next space station crew set...

Set your alarms early—very early—if you want to catch this launch.

At $175, this ransomware service is a boon to cybercriminals

Cybercriminals have another easy-to-use ransomware kit to add to their arsenals, thanks to a new variant called Karmen that hackers can buy on the black market for $175.A Russian-speaking user called DevBitox has been advertising the ransomware in underground forums, security firm Recorded Future said in a blog post on Tuesday.  [ Expand your security career horizons with these essential certifications for smart security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]Karmen is what experts call ransomware-as-a-service -- a particularly worrisome trend.

Amateur hackers with little technical know-how can buy access to them, and in return, they’ll receive a whole suite of web-based tools to develop their own ransomware attacks.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

NASA set an ignominious record last week—but don’t blame the space...

NASA is taking steps to ensure this kind of capability gap never again occurs.

A Russian hacker has created his own ‘starter pack’ ransomware service

Now even low-level criminals can jump into the ransomware game, said the researchers who found the malware.

That apple.com link you clicked on? Yeah, it’s actually Russian

Didn't we fix this back in 2005? Apparently not Click this link (don't fret, nothing malicious).

Chances are your browser displays "apple.com" in the address bar. What about this one? Goes to "epic.com," right?…

No, Russia isn’t sending a Terminator robot to the space station

Financially, conditions could get worse for the Russian space agency in a few years.

Microsoft Word 0-day was actively exploited by strange bedfellows

Same exploit used by malware crooks and nation-sponsored hackers targeting Russians.

Microsoft Word exploit linked to cyberspying in Ukraine conflict

A previously unknown Microsoft Office vulnerability was recently used to deliver spyware to Russian-speaking targets, in a possible case of cyberespionage.Security firm FireEye noticed the intrusion attempt, which taps a critical software flaw that hackers are using to craft malicious Microsoft Word documents.[ Expand your security career horizons with these essential certifications for smart security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]On Wednesday, FireEye said it uncovered one attack that weaponized a Russian military training manual. Once opened, the malicious document will deliver FinSpy, a surveillance software that’s been marketed to governments.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here