Ransomware Attackers Partnering With Cybercrime Groups to Hack High-Profile Targets

As ransomware attacks against critical infrastructure skyrocket, new research shows that threat actors behind such disruptions are increasingly shifting from using email messages as an intrusion route to purchasing access from cybercriminal enterprises that have already infiltrated major targets. “Ransomware operators often buy access from independent cybercriminal groups who infiltrate major targets and then sell…

Siri, where are you? Congress could force Apple to drop built-in iPhone apps

If proposed antitrust reform legislation passes in the United States, then Apple might be forced to sell iPhones and other devices without its own built-in apps installed. That’s according to Representative David Cicilline (D-R.I.), who is among the lawmakers pushing for reforms amongst tech giants. Both Democrats and Republicans alike in the U.S. House of…

Facebook rolls out new tools for Group admins, including automated moderation aids – TechCrunch

Facebook today introduced a new set of tools aimed at helping Facebook Group administrators get a better handle on their online communities and, potentially, help keep conversations from going off the rails. Among the more interesting new tools is a machine learning-powered feature that alerts admins to potentially unhealthy conversations taking place in their group.…