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Ikea's TaskRabbit investigating cyber-security incident

Ikea's freelance labour marketplace Task Rabbit temporarily shut down its app and website amid an investigation of a "cyber-security incident."

Mueller team questions Trump's knowledge of hacked DNC emails

US investigators in the Russian probe led by Robert Mueller have been asking witnesses if US President Trump knew emails were stolen from Democrat entities by Russians and were going to be leaked by WikiLeaks prior to their publication.

Trump critical of US Justice dept probe into FBI surveillance abuse

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to charge the US Justice Department inspector general with investigating the FBI's alleged abuse of its surveillance authority met with sharp criticism from US president Trump.

US Senator says Facebook should clean up bots or face fines

Concerning the US FBI's investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 US election, Senator Amy Klobuchar said social media companies should be fined if they can't get rid of bots on their platforms.

Mulvaney ditches CFPB's Equifax probe

Mick Mulvaney, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has backburnered a comprehensive investigation into Equifax's data protection practices after hackers stole the personal data of 145.5 million American consumers.

Russian dark web ad for new GandCrab ransomware-as-a-service discovered

Researchers investigating the newly discovered GandCrab ransomware have learned how its authors are marketing the malicious program as a ransomware-as-a-service package to potential buyers on the dark web.

US government DHS data breach affects 250,000

More than 250,000 of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees along with individuals involved in on-going DHS criminal investigations had their personally identifiable information (PII) compromised in a data breach.

Kevin Mandia doesn't like 'cuddly bears'

FireEye's Kevin Mandia shared insights into the world of cyber-intelligence this morning at a press briefing in London's Ritz Hotel.

Yahoo knew about hack back in 2014

A filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission has revealed that Yahoo knew about the hack which stole details of 500 million of its users back in 2014.

Hacker taps US Congressman's cellphone

After a hacker got into the phone of Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu, the California lawmaker is asking for an investigation.

Public private partnership results in arrests of two suspected malware creators

The reFUD.me malware services website has been taken down thanks to a joint effort between the National Crime Agency and Trend Micro.

Calls for Investigatory Powers Bill to be accelerated in wake of Paris attacks

Some commentators are calling for the acceleration of the controversial Investigatory Powers Bill in the wake of Friday's attack in the French capital.

4SICS: The perils of investigating security incidents on industrial control systems

Industrial control systems running on outmoded operating systems and ancient hardware present special challenges for forensic investigators trying to track down malware, Mark Fabro told SCMagazineUK.com at 4SICS last week.

After the crime: content-based forensic triage in practice

The digitisation of all aspects of business and growing volumes of digital storage are causing the global digital forensics industry to expand rapidly.