18 May 2015

ISIS preps for cyber war

“Islamic terrorists are stoking alarm with threats of an all-out cyber crusade against the United States, and experts say the warnings should be taken seriously.” Source: ISIS preps for cyber war | TheHill

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18 May 2015

FBI: Computer expert briefly made plane fly sideways

“A computer security expert hacked into a plane’s in-flight entertainment system and made it briefly fly sideways by telling one of the engines to go into climb mode. Chris Roberts of One World Labs in Denver was flying on the plane at the time it turned sideways, according to an

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16 May 2015

Cyber security tops DTCC risk barometer

“US post-trade utility the DTCC is reporting that almost half of the respondents in its most recent Systemic Risk Barometer Study cited cyber security as their top concern, making it the single largest fear and doubling its rating compared to just 12 months ago. Security incidents continue to cause concern across the

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16 May 2015

Feds Say That Banned Researcher Commandeered a Plane

“A security researcher kicked off a United Airlines flight last month after tweeting about security vulnerabilities in its system had previously taken control of an airplane and caused it to briefly fly sideways, according to an application for a search warrant filed by an FBI agent. Chris Roberts, a security researcher

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15 May 2015

China imposes smartwatch and wearable tech army ban

“China has forbidden its armed forces from wearing internet-connected wearable tech, according to reports. The People’s Liberation Army Daily, the Chinese military’s official newspaper, said security concerns had been raised after one recruit had received a smartwatch as a birthday gift. News site NBC said its sources had confirmed a

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15 May 2015

Hackers Have Been Using the Starbucks App to Steal Money From Latte Drinkers

“Any time you link an app to your bank account or credit card, you better use a good password. That seems to be the takeaway from a recent spate of thefts suffered by people using the Starbucks app, which lets you pay for coffee using your smartphone.” Source: Hackers Have

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15 May 2015

China warns soldiers against wearable gadgets

“China has warned soldiers against using smartwatches, high-tech spectacles and other Internet-connected wearable gadgets, saying they could ‘endanger security’ after a recruit was caught trying to take a photograph of troops. ‘The use of watches that have internet access, location information, and telephone conversation functions should be considered a violation

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15 May 2015

Romania turns hacking crisis into advantage, helping Ukraine

“Ukraine is turning to an unlikely partner in its struggle to defend itself against Russian cyber warfare: Romania. The eastern European country known more for economic disarray than technological prowess has become one of the leading nations in Europe in the fight against hacking. The reason: the country’s own battle

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15 May 2015

Mobile Spy Software Maker mSpy Hacked, Customer Data Leaked

“mSpy, the makers of a dubious software-as-a-service product that claims to help more than two million people spy on the mobile devices of their kids and partners, appears to have been massively hacked. Last week, a huge trove of data apparently stolen from the company’s servers was posted on the

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14 May 2015

Chinese Threat Group Uses Microsoft’s TechNet Portal to Host C&C IPs

“APT17 is a Chinese threat group that has been targeting United States government organizations, the military, law firms, defense contractors, IT firms, mining companies, and NGOs. One of the tools leveraged by the group is BLACKCOFFEE, a backdoor that can be used to upload and download files, create a reverse

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