16 Sep 2019

Cybercriminals shop for admin access to healthcare portals

A report by cybersecurity firm IntSight identifies hackers are increasingly targeting healthcare institutions with lax security measures. IntSight chief security officer Etay Maor said historically, the healthcare industry has not had as robust security as high profile targets like the financial sector. “Once cybercriminals started realizing that financial institutions are

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16 Sep 2019

This $30 Device Turns the Cold of Outer Space Into Renewable Energy

Researchers at UCLA and Stanford University have invented a $30 device that turns the cold of space into a renewable energy source. The device is based off a thermoelectric generator that creates electricity from a difference in temperature, an effect known as radiative cooling. While scientists have known about the

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16 Sep 2019

Could hackers gain a global ‘kill click’?

Congress claims the internet cables that connect the world are vulnerable to cyberattacks and it is unclear who is in charge of protecting them. The question of jurisdiction remains murky, largely due to the vast amounts of private-sector ownership of the internet architecture. However, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

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13 Sep 2019

The Pentagon Needs to Make More Software Open Source, Watchdog Says

The Department of Defense is not fully abiding by a federal mandate to implement an open source software pilot program and make common code more readily available to other agencies, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report. In 2016, Congress required the Department of Defense to initiate the pilot

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13 Sep 2019

Vulnerabilities Exposed 2 Million Verizon Customer Contracts

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13 Sep 2019

Israel accused of planting mysterious spy devices near the White House

Former U.S. government officials claim Israel was likely behind the placement of cellphone surveillance devices, also known colloquially as “StingRays” near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington in order to spy on President Donald Trump, his top aides, and close associates. “There were suspicions that they were

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13 Sep 2019

Researchers invent cryptocurrency wallet that eliminates ‘entire classes’ of vulnerabilities

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) have invented a new form of hardware wallet designed to eradicate classes of vulnerabilities affecting cryptocurrencies. MIT CSAIL has developed “Notary”, a USB form-factored wallet that incorporates hardware fail-safes to mitigate successful cyberattacks. Known as

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13 Sep 2019

FIN7’s IT admin pleads guilty for role in billion-dollar cybercrime crew

Fedir Hladyr, administrator of the hacking group Fin7, pleaded guilty in a U.S. district court Wednesday to conspiracy to commit computer hacking and wire fraud. Hladyr participated in campaigns that stole more than $1 billion from 100 banks in 30 countries by targeting U.S. companies, including Chipotle, Red Robin, Saks

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13 Sep 2019

North Korean hackers target U.S. entities amid stalled denuclearization talks

Prevailion, a Maryland-based cybersecurity firm, has identified a hacking group with ties to North Korea targeting U.S. entities that discuss nuclear deterrence, North Korea’s nuclear submarine program, and economic sanctions on the North Korean regime. The hacking group has started placing its malware in obscure file formats, namely Kodak FlashPix

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13 Sep 2019

Trump Leaves Open Possibility of Easing Iranian Sanctions to Spur Nuclear Talks

Following the departure of John Bolton as the White House national security adviser, it looks like President Trump is taking a step back from his administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran. The President has signaled that he is ready for diplomatic talks with the possibility of easing economic sanctions that

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