Interwebbed: Cyber & Crypto News for May 13

24th Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise via CENTCOM on Fedbook

24th Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise via CENTCOM on Fedbook

Hackers and psyops and malware, oh my! It’s an action-packed news roundup for this hump day, so grab a cup of java/decaf skim latte and get hustling. Here’s all the news you need to know and some that you don’t.

The vindication of Edward Snowden: How a new court decision cements the whistle-blower’s legacy (Salon)

The Wedding Sting: How a police department tried to save a failing Rust Belt town by luring all the local drug dealers to one party (TheAtlantic)

Yes, they need a warrant to search your computer at the border, and other good news… (WaPo)

Does Public Engagement Actually Change Anything? (Involve)

Data Breaches Will Cost Business £1.3 Trillion by 2019 (SCMagazine)

Russian Investigative Committee reports hacking of its website, denies info posted by hackers (RussiaBeyondTheHeadlines)

Are Google’s 11 Driverless Car Accidents Scary—or Really Impressive? (SingularityHub)

Citigroup One Guilty Plea From Being Allowed To Spend Several Billion Dollars To Make Rategate Go Away (DealBreaker)

Who’s Scanning Your Network? Everyone (Krebs)

Not so great akshuly: China’s ‘Great Cannon’ DDoS tool enforces Internet censorship (ITWorld)

Download of the Day:  Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incidents from the Cybersecurity Unit of the U.S. Department of Justice (PDF)

Just in time to miss tax fraud season: IRS Creates Cybercrime Unit to Battle Identity Theft (AccountingToday)


Categories: Crime, Crypto, Cyber, Edward Snowden, Fraud, Google, Hackers, News, Police, Security, Surveillance, Wall Street

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