Security News

Fake DMCA and DDoS complaints lead to BazaLoader malware
2021-08-27 13:30

Cybercriminals behind the BazaLoader malware came up with a new lure to trick website owners into opening malicious files: fake notifications about the site being engaged in distributed denial-of-service attacks. The goal is the same though: use contact forms to deliver BazaLoader malware that often drops Cobalt Strike, which can lead to data theft or a ransomware attack.

Fake DMCA complaints, DDoS threats lead to BazaLoader malware
2021-08-27 13:30

Cybercriminals behind the BazaLoader malware came up with a new lure to trick website owners into opening malicious files: fake notifications about the site being engaged in distributed denial-of-service attacks. The goal is the same though: use contact forms to deliver BazaLoader malware that often drops Cobalt Strike, which can lead to data theft or a ransomware attack.

Cybersecurity Companies Join Forces Against Controversial DMCA Section
2021-06-24 15:05

The Electronic Frontier Foundation along with nearly two dozen cybersecurity companies have signed a statement regarding the use of a controversial section of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act against security researchers. One section of the DMCA, section 1201, has posed some problems for the cybersecurity community.

GitHub reinstates YouTube-dl, promises to overhaul DMCA reviews
2020-11-16 11:53

Today, GitHub shared more info regarding why YouTube-dl was kicked off the platform and about why GitHub handled this situation the way it did. "Our actions were driven by processes required to comply with laws like the DMCA that put platforms like GitHub and developers in a difficult spot," GitHub's Director of Platform Policy Abby Vollmer said.

YouTube-dl removed from GitHub after RIAA DMCA notice
2020-10-23 18:35

The Recording Industry Association of America, Inc. has taken down YouTube-dl's GitHub repositories using a DMCA takedown notice. Today, the RIAA took down the YouTube-dl GitHub repositories by filing a DMCA infringement notice with GitHub.

AMD dials 911, emits DMCA takedowns after miscreant steals a load of GPU hardware blueprints, leaks on GitHub
2020-03-26 19:10

On Wednesday, AMD confirmed intellectual property related to its graphics processors was stolen last year, though insisted the leaked files will not damage its business nor compromise product security. Two days ago, AMD issued two Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notices to GitHub, directing the Microsoft-owned code storage biz to remove five repositories - an original repo and four copies - that contained confidential internal hardware source code for its Navi family of GPUs.

“Right to repair” gets a boost from new DMCA software rules
2018-10-29 13:27

It just got easier for owners of a wide range of home devices to hack and repair their software.

The DMCA and its Chilling Effects on Research
2018-04-16 11:46

The Center for Democracy and Technology has a good summary of the current state of the DMCA's chilling effects on security research. To underline the nature of chilling effects on hacking and...

DMCA Exemptions Lift Hacking Restrictions (Threatpost)
2016-11-03 19:25

White hat hackers can hack cars, medical devices and home IoT devices without fear of running amiss of DMCA laws that prevent reverse engineering.