09 Jan 2019

Disgruntled Man Behind German Cyber-Attack

According to investigators at the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), a 20-year-old man has admitted that he was behind the recent data breach involving the publication of personal data of hundreds of German politicians and public figures. The BKA stated that they had interrogated the suspect, who then admitted “that

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08 Jan 2019

The United States and China – A Different Kind of Cyberwar

China is waging a long-term cyberwar against the U.S. and other western countries that is very different in nature than the type of conflict Western powers generally conceive of as “war”. The Chinese cyberwarfare efforts are an extension of the country’s economic policy that has been described by John Demers

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08 Jan 2019

National security center launches program to help US firms guard against foreign hackers

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) has launched an initiative to assist U.S. businesses in protecting themselves against foreign nation-state hackers. As part of the program, the NCSC is providing companies with information on how to defend against various cyber attacks, including supply chain attacks, spear-phishing and cyber espionage.

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08 Jan 2019

GandCrab Operators Use Vidar Infostealer as a Forerunner

In a disturbing two-stage malvertising attack campaign that highlights the increasingly complex nature of cyber attacks, the threat actors behind the infamous GandCrab ransomware have added Vidar, an information-stealing Trojan to their arsenal. In the first stage of the attack, the Fallout Exploit Kit is used to distribute Vidar. After

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08 Jan 2019

New hardware-agnostic side-channel attack works against Windows and Linux

Researchers have discovered a new type of side-channel attack that targets the operating system rather than design flaws in CPUs or other hardware components, as was the case with previous attacks of this type. The attack is therefore consider “hardware-agnostic”. So far it has been found to be effective against

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08 Jan 2019

Coinbase suspends Ethereum Classic (ETC) trading after double-spend attacks

Coinbase, a popular cryptocurrency trading platform, has suspended trading of the Ethereum Classic (ETC) currency after it discovered that criminals have been carrying out double-spend attacks on the ETC blockchain for the past few days, starting on January 5. Double-spend attacks require malicious actors to obtain at least 51% of the

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08 Jan 2019

Ransomware Corrupts 24,000 Patient Records of California Specialist

Three recent notifications of major cyber incidents in the healthcare sector, highlight the massive cybersecurity issues affecting the industry: The Podiatric Offices of Bobby Yee experienced a ransomware attack in which the medical records of up to 24,000 patients were corrupted and perhaps altered as well. Bankers Life, an associate

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