Three college-age defendants behind the creation of the Mirai botnet - an online tool that wreaked destruction across the internet in the fall of 2016 with unprecedentedly powerful distributed denial of service attacks - will stand in an Alaska courtroom Tuesday and ask for a novel ruling from a federal judge: They hope to be sentenced to work for the FBI.
Dutch officials recently revealed that they arrested and expelled two alleged Russian intelligence agents who were caught attempting to hack into the Spiez Laboratory, a Swiss national laboratory that is home to the Swiss Federal Institute for NBC (Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical) Protection.
2 billion devices - including hundreds of millions of Android and iOS smartphones - still remain exposed to the threat, one year after security vendor Armis disclosed a set of nine exploitable vulnerabilities in Bluetooth.
Armis disclosed the vulnerabilities - collectively dubbed BlueBorne - last September, describing them as an attack vector for adversaries to take complete control of Bluetooth devices.
Bittrex, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange platforms, has delisted Bitcoin Gold (BTG) from its trading platform over the weekend after BTG maintainers declined to pay half of the damages Bittrex suffered during a complex multi-stage cyber-attack earlier this year.
According to a statement from the BTG team, Bittrex asked the BTG team to pay 12,372 BTG ($256k) as reparations for the attacks.