In-brief: The arrest of a 29-year-old man in Prague for suspected involvement in the 2012 hack of LinkedIn is a big victory for law enforcement. Even more important: viral video of the arrest. (Editor’s note: This post first appeared on Digital Guardian’s blog. ) The arrest of a 29-year-old man in Prague for suspected involvement in the 2012 hack of LinkedIn earlier this month was a big victory for law enforcement. The release this week of video footage of his arrest and subsequent “perp walk” may be even more important. Czech authorities disclosed on Tuesday that they had taken an individual identified as “Yevgeniy N” into custody on October 5 at a restaurant in Prague. Reports on U.S. news outlets including CBS, citing unnamed sources, say the man was wanted for his involvement in the hack and theft of data from LinkedIn, the social networking web site, in 2012. Judging from […]
In-brief: Tim Bandos, who helped build DuPont’s Incident Response team, stopped into The Security Ledger studios to talk about his experience, and his advice for other companies.
In-brief: To pay the ransom, or not to pay the ransom, that is the question. In this Security Ledger podcast, we talk to Thomas Fischer, a Global Privacy Advocate at Digital Guardian about why ransomware is such a big problem for businesses these days, and why he thinks paying to get access to your encrypted data is a terrible idea.
In-brief: Tools to attribute cyber attacks are still primitive – leading to potentially damaging mis-identification. (This post first appeared on the Digital Guardian blog.)