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Dennis Fisher

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Dennis Fisher is an award-winning journalist who has been covering information security and privacy since 2000.

He is one of the co-founders of Threatpost and previously wrote for TechTarget and eWeek, when magazines were still a thing that existed. Dennis enjoys finding the stories behind the headlines and digging into the motivations and thinking of both defenders and attackers. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Improper Bostonian, Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, and most of his kids’ English papers.

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341 articles by Dennis Fisher

Johannesburg Hit With Major Ransomware Attack

The City of Johannesburg was hit with a ransomware attack that has compromised many of its municipal services.

Ransomware

Updated Gustuff Android Trojan Changes Tactics

A new version of the Gustuff Android banking trojan has emerged, this time with new communications capabilities and more credential-theft features.

Android

Firefox Now Blocks Social Media Trackers

In Firefox 70, Mozilla has added the ability to block trackers from Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks, as well as other new privacy enhancements.

Firefox

Russian Attackers Used Iranian Infrastructure and Tools Against Multiple Targets

Investigations by the NSA and Uk's NCSC found that the Russian Turla attack group was using compromised C2 infrastructure and tools belonging to an Iranian APT group in several operations.

Malware

Decipher Podcast: James Plouffe

James Plouffe, a former technical adviser for Mr. Robot, joins Dennis Fisher to talk about the show's cultural legacy.

Podcast