Monthly Archives: December 2016

Avalanche botnet network struck down in global operation

A concerted effort between law enforcement and cybersecurity firms has resulted in the destruction of a major botnet platform.  By Charlie Osborne | December 2, 2016 Symantec   After four years of investigation, Europol, and other agencies have moved against the prominent Avalanche botnet platform which acted as a hub for malware campaigns worldwide. Europol…
Read more

FBI gains expanded hacking powers after lawmakers’ attempts to block fail

One leading senator called the expansion in powers 'one of the biggest mistakes in surveillance policy in years'.  By Zack Whittaker| December 1, 2016   (Image via       Melissa Golden/Redux       US intelligence and law enforcement will at midnight receive newly expanded surveillance powers, following a rule change approved by the Supreme Court…
Read more