Dark HunTOR: 150 arrested, $31 million seized in major dark web bust

The police sting spanned three continents and involved crackdowns in nine countries. Law enforcement agencies from Europe, the United States and Australia have teamed up to arrest some 150 people who are believed to have sold and bought illegal drugs and other illicit goods on the dark web. “More than €26.7 million (USD 31 million) … More Dark HunTOR: 150 arrested, $31 million seized in major dark web bust

Wslink: Unique and undocumented malicious loader that runs as a server

There are no code, functionality or operational similarities to suggest that this is a tool from a known threat actor. ESET researchers have discovered a unique and previously undocumented loader for Windows binaries that, unlike other such loaders, runs as a server and executes received modules in memory. A loader is malicious code (a program) … More Wslink: Unique and undocumented malicious loader that runs as a server

Putting cybersecurity first: Why secure‑by‑design must be the norm

Organizations that aim to pull ahead of the competition need to develop a strong security culture from top to bottom. From headline-grabbing stories of ransomware to personal experiences of identity theft, cyber is increasingly finding its way into collective consciousness. During the pandemic, an escalation in threat levels also reminded IT and business leaders what’s … More Putting cybersecurity first: Why secure‑by‑design must be the norm

Brave browser replaces Google with its own search engine

Brave Search will become the default search option for new users in the US, UK, Canada, Germany and France, with more countries to follow soon. Brave, the company most widely known for its eponymous privacy-focused browser, has announced that it will replace Google and other search engines with its own Brave Search as the default … More Brave browser replaces Google with its own search engine

A recipe for failure: Predictably poor passwords

Security professionals advise to never use ‘beef stew’ as a password. It just isn’t stroganoff. Passwords are the bane of everyone’s lives, but let’s face it – we all need them. And they aren’t going away as fast as Microsoft may want them to. For the time being, we will continue to depend on them for … More A recipe for failure: Predictably poor passwords