26 Apr 2016

ISIS Hackers Join Forces to Create Mega Hacking Unit

“Through a series of messages posted on official ISIS social media accounts and Telegram channels, the terrorist group has announced the creation of a mega hacking unit called the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC).” Source: ISIS Hackers Join Forces to Create Mega Hacking Unit

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25 Apr 2016

Lawmakers Want the Pentagon’s Red Team Hackers to Be More Like China and Iran

“Legislators want mandatory, specialized training for U.S. cybersecurity troops who play the role of the enemy in war games. The requirement, rolled into a defense authorization bill, marks a bid to continuously test U.S. cyber forces, while minimizing the chances of confusing real threats with fictional ones. “ Source: Lawmakers Want the Pentagon’s Red Team

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25 Apr 2016

Pro-ISIS Hackers Post “Kill” List Of State Department Employees

“Hackers with a pro-ISIS group calling themselves the United Cyber Caliphate distributed a ‘kill’ list on Monday that appears to include dozens of U.S. government personnel, Vocativ discovered. The list features 43 names of people linked to the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the departments of defense, energy, commerce and health and services. It

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25 Apr 2016

Bangladesh Bank hackers used malware on SWIFT software

“Hackers stole $81 million in a sophisticated attack on the Bangladesh Bank in February, which makes it one of the most impressive cyber-heist in history. The hackers were planning to steal $951 million in total, using fraudulent transactions. Recently uncovered evidence revealed that poor security – $10 internet routers –

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25 Apr 2016

A Million People Now Access Facebook on the ‘Dark Web’ Every Month

“The number of people accessing Facebook via the ‘Dark Web’ now stands at 1 million per month, the tech giant announced April 22. Facebook has maintained an ‘Onion’ site that resides on the Tor network, which forms part of the so-called Dark Web, for about a year and a half. This

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25 Apr 2016

Hacking Risks Found in U.S. Army’s $12 Billion Mobile Network

“A $12 billion mobile Internet network that the U.S. Army is using in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa has significant cybersecurity vulnerabilities that were found in combat testing.” Source: Hacking Risks Found in U.S. Army’s $12 Billion Mobile Network – Bloomberg

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25 Apr 2016

Mexico’s Entire Voter Database Made Accessible on Internet

“The names and addresses of all 87 million Mexican voters were accessible on the Internet until early Friday, when authorities took action after a Texas-based security researcher alerted them to the vulnerability, Mexican election officials say. It is unclear when the list first became open to public view.” Source: Mexico’s

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22 Apr 2016

CNI is not immune to cyber-attacks

“The start of 2016 has seen a dramatic rise in cyber-attacks targeted at the infrastructure that run our daily lives. This included the first known power outage caused by cyber-attacks occurred in Ukraine, also a Californian hospital was effectively shut down as hackers locked staff out of its computer systems.

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22 Apr 2016

Report: FBI paid at least $1.3 million to hack terrorist’s phone

“FBI Director James Comey indicated today that his agency spent in excess of $1.3 million to hack into the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, a move that yielded nothing of value.” Source: Report: FBI paid at least $1.3 million to hack terrorist’s phone | Washington Examiner

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21 Apr 2016

Australia to get Cyber Minister as part of AU$240m cyber package

“The government expects to fill 100 cybersecurity jobs in an announcement that claims Australia is in favour of an ‘open and secure’ internet.” Source: Australia to get Cyber Minister as part of AU$240m cyber package | ZDNet

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