07 Apr 2017

New Malware Deliberately Destroys Unsecured IoT Devices

“Cybersecurity experts are warning of a new type of malware strain that uses known default user credentials to attack unsecured Internet of Things (IoT) devices and destroy them, reports Bleeping Computer. Discovered by cybersecurity firm Radware, BrickerBot has two versions – BrickerBot.1 and BrickerBot.2 – and was found to be

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07 Apr 2017

U.S. Trade Group Hacked by Chinese Hackers ahead of Trump-Xi Trade Summit

“Researchers have uncovered a Chinese cyber-espionage against the United States ahead of the trade summit on Thursday between US President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping. “ Source: U.S. Trade Group Hacked by Chinese Hackers ahead of Trump-Xi Trade Summit

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07 Apr 2017

Siemens Netherlands employee suspected of spying for Chinese rival

“The man arrested by Dutch police on suspicion of industrial espionage as he attempted to leave for China on Thursday was an employee of Siemens Netherlands, the company told Reuters. ‘I can confirm that a Siemens Netherlands employee was arrested by police yesterday for questioning by the authorities,’ spokesman Leo

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07 Apr 2017

Why everything is hackable: Computer security is broken from top to bottom

“On top of the effects of technology and culture there is a third fundamental cause of insecurity: the economic incentives of the computer business. Internet businesses, in particular, value growth above almost everything else, and time spent trying to write secure code is time not spent adding customers. ‘Ship it

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07 Apr 2017

Wall Street’s New Favorite Way to Swap Secrets Is Against the Rules

“From traders to bankers and money managers, just about everyone in finance is embracing these apps as an easy, and virtually untraceable, way to circumvent compliance, get around the HR police and keep bosses in the dark. And it’s happening despite the industry’s efforts to crack down on unmonitored communications, according

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06 Apr 2017

Nation states are becoming bolder in cyberspace, says US cyber commander

“Nation states are employing more coordinated campaigns in cyberspace as opposed to unorganized, haphazard intrusions, according to a U.S. Cyber Command official.” Source: Nation states are becoming bolder in cyberspace, says US cyber commander

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04 Apr 2017

The British are waiving standards to recruit cyber operators. Should the Marines do the same?

“While the U.S. military refuses to make exceptions to its physical, grooming and other standards to boost the ranks of cyber operators, the British are going in the opposite direction. “ Source: The British are waiving standards to recruit cyber operators. Should the Marines do the same?

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04 Apr 2017

Google details malware that turned Android phones into powerful espionage tools

“Discovered late last year, Chrysaor is spyware believed to have been created by NSO Group Technologies, an Israel-based group which specializes in the development and sale of software exploits. It’s thought to be a descendant of the Pegasus spyware previously found on iOS, and made its way onto handsets through

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04 Apr 2017

New Evidence Links a 20-Year-Old Hack on the US Government to a Modern Attack Group

“A UK company’s vintage web server kept in storage for over 20 years connects the ‘Moonlight Maze’ attacks of the 90s to the 2000s hacker group Turla.” Source: New Evidence Links a 20-Year-Old Hack on the US Government to a Modern Attack Group – Motherboard

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04 Apr 2017

Dubai Police Arrest Hackers Who Targeted White House Staff

“Dubai police have arrested foreign hackers who targeted five senior White House officials in a blackmail email scam, state-owned media reported on Monday.” Source: Dubai Police Arrest Hackers Who Targeted White House Staff

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