28 Jan 2019

The Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Is Falling Behind

The latest annual report by the U.S. Defense Department’s test and evaluation office warns that while the cyberdefense capabilities of the U.S. military are advancing, “the rate of these improvements is not outpacing the growing capabilities of potential adversaries who continue to find new vulnerabilities and techniques to counter fixes.” In

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28 Jan 2019

Exclusive: Ukraine says it sees surge in cyber attacks targeting election

Ukraine claims that threat actors working for the Russian government are carrying out cyberattacks on electoral servers as well as the computers of election officials in an attempt to interfere with the upcoming Ukrainian presidential election that will take place in March of this year. According to the head of the

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28 Jan 2019

Ursnif Trojan is back with fileless persistence

Carbon Black researchers have uncovered a sophisticated malware campaign involving the infamous Ursnif Trojan, also known as Dreambot, and the popular GandCrab ransomware. In the first stage of the campaign, threat actors distribute spam emails containing Microsoft Word documents that have been corrupted with malicious macro scripts. The macros inside

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28 Jan 2019

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Philippine Church Attack That Killed at Least 20

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attack on a Catholic Church in the Philippines. Two bombs killed at least 20 people, one detonated inside the Church during celebration of the Sunday Mass while another was detonated outside as first responders arrived on the scene. Jolo, the city where the

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28 Jan 2019

Malaysia cancels major BRI project, highlighting complaints about Chinese “dept-trap diplomacy”

Malaysia has cancelled a contact with major Chinese contractor CCCC for the building of a 688km rail project, citing an unaffordable interest rate. Some, including the country’s Prime Minister had noted the undesirable elements of the project, including its funding through a Chinese loan to pay a Chinese contractor using

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28 Jan 2019

Dailymotion Resets Passwords After Credential Stuffing Attack

Credential stuffing attacks are on the rise. The latest victim is video platform Dailymotion, which has forced users to reset their passwords after it discovered that threat actors were attempting to access user accounts using stolen login credentials for other websites. The credential stuffing attacks began on January 19 and

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28 Jan 2019

This Trojan infects Chrome browser extensions, spoofs searches to steal cryptocurrency

Researchers with Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a Trojan that is designed to compromise systems by somewhat unorthodox means in order to steal cryptocurrency. The Trojan, dubbed Razy, is distributed through malicious web-based adds (malvertising) as well as file hosting services. The Trojan can install new browser extensions on Google Chrome,

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28 Jan 2019

Flood of Complaints to EU Countries Since Data Law Adopted

Since the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force on May 25 of last year, EU citizens have filed over 95,000 complaints under the legislation. In response, three fines have been issued to parties that were found to be in violation of the law, the most notable of

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28 Jan 2019

Ebola spreads to high-risk area of Congo: WHO

Although over 60,000 people have been vaccinated and 4,000 kept under surveillance, the DRC’s ongoing Ebola outbreak has spread southwards into an area suffering from frequent fighting between various militias and the military. The outbreak recently became the country’s worst ever, with at least 439 dead and 713 infected. Successfully

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28 Jan 2019

New Research: How the CIA found Soviet missiles in Cuba

While the U-2 spy plane is largely credited for identifying the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba in the early 1960s, setting off a Cold War escalation with nearly-apololyptic results, new research has pieced together how CIA-trained Cubans ran a highly-successful intelligence network that drove the discovery of the missiles.

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