U.S. seeks to take control of infected routers from hackers

By: Jim Finkle - Pavel Polityuk

The U.S. government said late on Wednesday that it would seek to wrestle hundreds of thousands of infected routers and storage devices from the control of hackers who security researchers warned were planning to use the “botnet” to attack Ukraine. A federal judge in Pennsylvania gave the FBI permission to seize an internet domain that …

Mobile Fraud Soars as Social Sites Help Scammers

By: Phil Muncaster

Phishing continues to dominate the fraud landscape, accounting for nearly half of all attacks, but mobile fraud has jumped 650% over the past three years, according to RSA Security. The security vendor’s Q1 2018 Fraud Report found phishing to account for 48% of all attacks during the quarter, followed by Trojans (24%) and brand abuse 21%). The report …