22 May 2018

Imagining a Cyber Surprise: How Might China Use Stolen OPM Records to Target Trust?

“My imagined Chinese cyber attack used the sensitive and detailed OPM records not to disrupt or degrade American military or intelligence systems, but rather to spread fear, mistrust, and discord among the men and women in uniform who operate those systems. During such a strike, hackers would lock out medical

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22 May 2018

Senators want National Guard on call for cyberattacks

“A pair of Senate Democrats have introduced legislation that would give the National Guard a bigger role in defending everything from election systems to dams from cyberattacks. The bill from Sens. Maria Cantwell, Wash., and Joe Manchin, W.Va., would set up National Guard ‘cyber civil support teams’ in every state

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22 May 2018

How the Internet of Things could improve weapons tracking

“A 2017 Newsweek report revealed that the U.S. Army lost more than $1 billion worth of weapons in Iraq and Kuwait due to lax controls and record keeping. This problem is not unique to the Army; the challenge of tracking goods has dogged military operations since Roman times. When there

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22 May 2018

The IRS Doesn’t Know Who’s Accessing Its Most Sensitive Data

“The Internal Revenue Service hasn’t accurately cataloged all the components of its highest value hardware and software systems and doesn’t have a clear count of who has privileged access to those systems, according to an audit released Monday.” Source: The IRS Doesn’t Know Who’s Accessing Its Most Sensitive Data –

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22 May 2018

North Korea’s Hackers—Many Living Abroad—Have Nabbed It $650 Million

“North Korea has gradually become a hacking superpower, and has earned a pretty penny in the process. Agents acting on behalf of the ruling regime have stolen about $650 million through cyberattacks, according to research from Simon Choi, a consultant to South Korea’s CIA-esque National Intelligence Service. And that’s ‘just

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21 May 2018

Inside ‘Project Indigo,’ the quiet info-sharing program between banks and U.S. Cyber Command

“The broad purpose of Project Indigo is to help inform U.S. Cyber Command about nation-state hacking aimed at banks. In practice, this intelligence is independently evaluated and, if appropriate, acted upon through Cyber Command’s own unique authorities. Eight financial institutions are involved in FSARC: Bank of America, BNY Mellon, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs,

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21 May 2018

North Korea-tied hackers used Google Play and Facebook to infect defectors

“Researchers said a team of hackers tied to North Korea recently managed to get the Google Play market to host at least three Android apps designed to surreptitiously steal personal information from defectors of the isolated nation.” Source: North Korea-tied hackers used Google Play and Facebook to infect defectors |

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21 May 2018

Chrome to Issue Red “Not Secure” Warning for HTTP

“Google is putting yet another nail in the HTTP coffin: starting with Chrome 70, pages that are not served over a secure connection will be marked with a red warning.” Source: Chrome to Issue Red “Not Secure” Warning for HTTP | SecurityWeek.Com

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18 May 2018

How a new cyber cell is protecting DoD networks

“In the world of defensive cyber operations, it’s well known that support from intelligence is critical, yet difficult. Many officials in the national security realm have noted that the Department of Defense’s main defensive cyber teams ― the cyber protection teams that serve as SWAT teams during network incidents ―

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18 May 2018

Is Telegram Secure? French Terror Arrest Raises New Questions

“Paris police have charged a French suspect with planning a terror attack, citing messages sent with the secure-messaging Telegram app. ‘We were able to detect them, detect this attack plan and were able to arrest them,’ French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told BFM TV. He said two suspects were ‘preparing to commit

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