15 Nov 2016

Cyber Fatigue: New NIST Study Reveals Consumers Feel Overwhelmed by Security Messages, Compliance

“According to a new study by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), ‘security fatigue’ is emerging as a widespread threat to effective cybersecurity programs. The report’s authors write, ‘Users are tired of being overwhelmed by the need to be constantly on alert, tired of all the measures they are

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14 Nov 2016

Michigan Utility Paid $25,000 Ransom After Cyberattack

“Officials say the Lansing Board of Water & Light in Michigan has paid a $25,000 ransom to unlock its internal communications systems after they were disabled in the spring by a cyberattack. General manager Dick Peffley told the Lansing State Journal it cost about $2.4 million to respond to the

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14 Nov 2016

Hackers Go Post-Election Phishing, Turn Off Heat in Finland and Steal Cash From UK Bank

“The Dukes, a group also known as Cozy Bear or APT29, sent series of emails Wednesday after the election, including messages made to look like a Harvard professor forwarding information from the Clinton Foundation. The group sent the emails to many people working in national security, defense, international affairs, public

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14 Nov 2016

Report: FBI Can Unlock Most Devices

“Locked devices might not be as big a problem for the FBI as it may have seemed after its high-profile fight with Apple over unlocking the iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter. That phone was unlocked by ‘an outside party’ for the FBI, but the bureau can often access

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14 Nov 2016

AdultFriendFinder hack puts 412 million accounts at risk

“There have been some massive data breaches in recent years, but the latest might just top them all. LeakedSource reports that a hack targeting Friend Finder Network has exposed over 412 million accounts, most of them (339 million) belonging to sex hookup site AdultFriendFinder. Users at Cams.com (62 million), Penthouse

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11 Nov 2016

The Internet of Things Unchecked

“These measurement studies indicate that some IoT devices have a very long lifetime and that neither a linear nor a simple exponential decay model quite fits empirical observations. Some IoT devices clearly live longer than a decade, leaving many thousands of users and networks encumbered by flaws.” Source: The Internet

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10 Nov 2016

What Does China’s New Cybersecurity Law Mean for Chinese Internet Companies?

“The first and probably the most predictable effect is that Internet companies will be required to take on an even heavier role of monitoring, managing, and storing content on their platforms. As a consequence, small companies or startups might be forced out of business. “ Source: What Does China’s New Cybersecurity Law

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10 Nov 2016

Russian banks hit by cyber-attack

“Five Russian banks have been under intermittent cyber-attack for two days, said the country’s banking regulator. The state-owned Sberbank was one target of the prolonged attacks, it said. Hackers sought to overwhelm the websites of the banks by deluging them with data in what is known as a Distributed Denial

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10 Nov 2016

Russian ‘Dukes’ of Hackers Target DC Think Tanks

“Less than six hours after Donald Trump became the presumptive president-elect of the United States, a Russian hacker gang perhaps best known for breaking into computer networks at the Democratic National Committee launched a volley of targeted phishing campaigns against American political think-tanks and non-government organizations (NGOs).” Source: Russian ‘Dukes’ of Hackers

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10 Nov 2016

Yahoo admits some staff knew of 2014 hack

“As Yahoo attempts to piece together how a hacker accessed 500 million user accounts back in 2014, the company has now admitted that some employees knew of a security breach when it happened. In a filing with the SEC, Yahoo said that while it only disclosed news of the attack

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