13 May 2015

GCs raise cybersecurity concerns

“A new survey has found general counsel are taking on new responsibilities, with a growing emphasis on cybersecurity and data protection. Cybersecurity ranked alongside compliance and value for money as one of the top three concerns of general counsel, the TerraLex General Counsel Excellence Report found. According to the survey, which

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12 May 2015

Russia Has Complete Information Dominance in Ukraine

“Hackers have consistently used low-level cyber warfare tactics to advance Russian goals in Ukraine. A dedicated group of hackers successfully infected the e-mail systems of the Ukrainian military, counterintelligence, border patrol, and local police. The hackers use a spear-phishing attack in which malware is hidden in an attachment that appears

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09 May 2015

Here’s a Chinese Take on the Pentagon’s New Cyber Strategy

“This week a scholar from the Chinese Academy of Military Science published a short critique of the strategy. Lu Jinghua summarizes the strategy in three words: deterrence, offense, and alliances. As did many U.S.-based analysts, Lu also stresses the importance of the shift to offense in the report. In contrast to analysts outside

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08 May 2015

Ex-Nuclear Regulatory Commission employee accused of trying to steal nuke secrets

“A former Nuclear Regulatory Commission employee has been charged with attempting to launch a cyberattack on Department of Energy computers and steal nuclear secrets, which he then planned to sell to a foreign country. An indictment unsealed Friday shows that 62-year-old Charles Harvey Eccleston tried to spread a malicious computer

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07 May 2015

Million wordpress websites vulnerable to DOM-based XSSSecurity Affairs

“Experts at the Sucuri firm have discovered that any WordPress Plugin or theme that leverages the genericons package is affected by a DOM-based Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability due to an insecure file included with genericons.” Source: Million wordpress websites vulnerable to DOM-based XSSSecurity Affairs

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07 May 2015

FighterPOS malware strikes over 100 terminals in Brazil, captures info for 22K cards

“Analysts believe that recent point-of-sale (POS) malware attacks targeting more than 100 terminals in Brazil were the handiwork of a single person – who managed to steal more than 22,000 unique credit cards numbers in a little over a month. “ Source: FighterPOS malware strikes over 100 terminals in Brazil,

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06 May 2015

China condemns US over cyber security accusations

“The Chinese government has issued a strong condemnation of a new US cyber security strategy document which, among other things, singles out Beijing for carrying out cyber espionage against American companies and government agencies. In a press briefing, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesperson Geng Yansheng said: ‘We are following the new

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06 May 2015

Tokyo police studying technology to detect, capture drones

“Tokyo police are studying technology for capturing suspicious drones as part of efforts to boost surveillance of airspace above important facilities, following the recent discovery of a drone on the roof of the prime minister’s office, Jiji Press learned Wednesday. The Metropolitan Police Department will also examine whether unidentified drones

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06 May 2015

Could Cyber Attacks Lead to Nuclear War?

“‘De-alerting’ nuclear arsenals could help reduce the likelihood of a cyberattack causing an accidental nuclear war between the United States and Russia, retired U.S. Gen. James Cartwright recently stated in an Associated Press interview. Short fuses on U.S. and Russian strategic forces have particularly increased the risk of accidental nuclear

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05 May 2015

Hackers Manipulated Ratings of Pro-Russian Videos

“Hacktivists and/or cybercrooks compromised the computers of victims to invisibly load propaganda videos and ads, upping the click-views, and thus the popularity, of the party line promos and commercial products.” Source: Hackers Manipulated Ratings of Pro-Russian Videos – Nextgov.com

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