18 Mar 2019

China rejects ‘abnormal’ U.S. spying concerns as EU pushes trade

Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi on Monday labeled US fears that Huawei’s telecommunications products may provide the Chinese government with access to the data and systems of foreign governments as ‘abnormal’ and told the US government to stop trying to “bring down” the tech giant. Wang is visiting Europe in

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18 Mar 2019

Ukraine Ready to Take on Russian Election Hackers

Ukrainian security officials say that they are “ready to repel […] cyber attacks” launched by Russian state-backed hackers in an ongoing attempt to undermine the legitimacy of Ukraine’s presidential elections that will take place on 31 March. Ukraine recently held joint defense exercises with the European Union (EU) in order

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18 Mar 2019

Google Took Down 2.3 Billion Bad Ads in 2018

Figures released by Google last week highlight how widespread cybercrime has become. Last year, the company took down 2.3 billion bad ads, 58.8 million of which were phishing ads. 207,000 of the adds were for ticket resellers and over 531,000 for bail bonds. Google stepped up its efforts to fight

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18 Mar 2019

Database leaks 250K legal documents, some marked ‘not designated for publication’

A security researcher with Security Discovery recently stumbled upon an unprotected server that left 257,287 legal documents exposed to the internet. The records are all related to US legal cases from between 2002-2010 and 30% to 40% of the documents were marked as ‘unpublished opinion’ or ‘not designated for publication.’

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18 Mar 2019

Current phishing defense strategies and execution are not hitting the mark

New research by ISACA and Terranova Security shows that only about 63% of organizations are properly keeping track of the effectiveness of their strategies for informing employees about phishing and preventing them from falling for this type of attack. The study also found that only a small majority of companies

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18 Mar 2019

Hacker returns and puts 26Mil user records for sale on the Dark Web

A threat actor using the moniker ‘Gnosticplayers’ has once again uploaded a database containing millions of records to a popular dark web marketplace. Last month, Gnosticplayers put three massive data collections affecting hundreds of millions of users up for sale and promised that more stolen records would be coming soon.

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15 Mar 2019

The State of the Cybersecurity Community: An update following RSA 2019

OODA Experts provide their perspective on the RSA 2019 conference including a list of 30+ companies to watch.

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15 Mar 2019

US Warns of Sophisticated Cyberattacks From Russia, China

In addition to discussing the US government’s new cyber strategy, Department of Defense (DoD) officials on Wednesday elaborated on the growing cyber threat from Russia, China, North Korea and Iran in a hearing of the House Armed Services Subcommittee. According to the officials, the DoD will draw on the positive

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15 Mar 2019

More success means less boundaries in cyberspace

In a Wednesday hearing of the House Armed Services Subcommittee, Department of Defense (DoD) officials explained what the department’s new cyber strategy of persistent engagement and defending forward is all about. According to the officials, persistent engagement means that DoD cyber experts constantly need to be active in cyberspace to

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15 Mar 2019

NATO weighing whether Huawei poses security threat

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the alliance is looking into concerns of the US and certain other member states about the security risks of the potential use of Huawei telecommunications equipment in the establishment of 5G networks in member states. Stoltenberg said that “NATO takes these concerns very

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