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Displaying items by tag: Defcon

The US Department of Homeland Security issued a warning on Tuesday that Russia may try to "sow discord, distract, shape public sentiment, and undermine trust in Western democratic institutions" in the run-up to the presidential elections which are now four weeks away.

Published in Open Sauce

British security researcher Marcus Hutchins has been freed by authorities in the US, having been adjudged to have already served the one year jail time that was imposed on him, and only subject to a further year of supervision.

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British security researcher Marcus Hutchins will finally have a chance to face a jury trial, with a date of 8 July being set for him in court in Milwaukee, nearly two years after he was arrested in Las Vegas.

Published in Security
Friday, 15 February 2019 10:38

FBI evidence to remain in UK researcher's case

A bid by British security researcher Marcus Hutchins, to get a court to ignore comments he made to FBI officials when he was arrested, in view of the fact that he had not been informed of the reason for his arrest, has been thrown out by a court.

Published in Security

Fax machines, which are part of many all-in-one printers, can be compromised over the telephone line and used to attack Windows PCs on the networks to which they are attached, researchers from from security firm Check Point say.

Published in Security

British security researcher Marcus Hutchins, who was arrested by the FBI last August over alleged charges of creating and distributing a banking trojan, faces new charges after the FBI issued an updated indictment on Wednesday.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:37

US gives up bid to extradite UK hacker Love

The US has decided not to appeal the decision by a British court to oppose the extradition of British security researcher Lauri Love to the US to face charges of allegedly breaching the computer networks of a number of federal government agencies.

Published in Security

Lawyers acting for British security researcher Marcus Hutchins have filed a motion seeking additional information on a number of aspects surrounding his arrest in order to prepare for a trial that is expected to take place this year.

Published in Security

A US court has lifted the curfew imposed on British security researcher Marcus Hutchins and also not require him to be monitored through wearing a GPS bracelet, according to a court document dated 19 October.

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British spy agency GCHQ was fully aware that US authorities were investigating security researcher Marcus Hutchins at the time when he went to the US to attend a security conference.

Published in Security

The security researcher, who claimed recently to have found code written by Briton Marcus Hutchins that was used in the Kronos banking trojan by a third party, now says this code predates both Hutchins and the unknown third party that used it in Kronos.

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Two employees of Salesforce were fired soon after they finished giving a talk at the recent DEFCON security conference in Las Vegas.

Published in Security
Friday, 04 August 2017 06:40

WannaCry hero Hutchins arrested in US by FBI

British security researcher Marcus Hutchins, who accidentally stopped the spread of the WannaCry ransomware that was affecting Windows machines in May, has been arrested by the FBI in Las Vegas.

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A 20-year-old flaw in the server message block protocol used in Windows has been uncovered by two researchers who presented the details of their finding at last week's DEFCON security conference in Las Vegas.

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Friday, 14 February 2014 15:30

Millions of dollars lost in Bitcoin raid

Two Australians are rumoured to be responsible for one of the biggest online heists in Internet history, with $3 million in Bitcoin missing from the second iteration of the Silk Road drug marketplace.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 11:50

Will Smith makes surprise Defcon appearance

Box office king Will Smith made waves at Defcon on the weekend, after he made a surprise appearance to do research for an upcoming movie.

Published in Security
Monday, 03 August 2009 12:40

Fake ATM spotted by hackers

A bogus ATM set up to steal card details was exposed by Defcon conference attendees.

A Judge has granted a restraining order against three students who were due to present a talk detailing vulnerabilities in the electronic ticketing system of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority at the Defcon 16 hacker conference over the weekend...

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