22 Jan 2018

Nearly Half of the Norway Population Exposed in HealthCare Data Breach

“Cybercriminals have stolen a massive trove of Norway’s healthcare data in a recent data breach, which likely impacts more than half of the nation’s population.” Source: Nearly Half of the Norway Population Exposed in HealthCare Data Breach

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20 Jan 2018

What did Cybersecurity and Cyberwar look like in 1999?

Think all these news stories you are reading about cybersecurity, cyberwar, and cyberconflict are breaking new ground? It is worth taking a read through the several hundred entries meticulously compiled in Mich Kabay’s 1999 Infosec Year in Review which I recently found on an old drive while searching for other

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19 Jan 2018

Lebanese Spy Agency Likely Behind Fake Messaging Apps, Researchers Say

“Cybersecurity researchers say they have identified one of the most prolific international cyber espionage campaigns ever recorded and the first to primarily target mobile devices worldwide. The campaign dubbed Dark Caracal isn’t novel: It relies on widely used tools and techniques and doesn’t employ zero-day exploits. It is, however, a

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19 Jan 2018

Fed tech experts: To Unleash Blockchain’s Potential, Government Must Direct Its Growth

“The decentralized ledger system behind Bitcoin has the potential to revolutionize everything from personal finance to international trade, but blockchain needs privacy and security standards before any of that can happen, according to federal tech experts.” Source: To Unleash Blockchain’s Potential, Government Must Direct Its Growth – Nextgov

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19 Jan 2018

Kaspersky Seeks Immediate Halt to Federal Government Ban

“The Moscow-based anti-virus maker Kaspersky Lab asked a federal judge Thursday to halt the Homeland Security Department from scrubbing its products from federal computers.” Source: Kaspersky Seeks Immediate Halt to Federal Government Ban – Nextgov

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18 Jan 2018

Google To Build 3 Undersea Internet Cables

“Google is expanding its international reach. The tech company announced it has made plans for three undersea cables to improve its network. The cables will be commission in 2019.” Source: Google To Build 3 Undersea Internet Cables – Nextgov

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18 Jan 2018

Russia moves toward creation of an independent internet

“Experts say Russia is planning the next step in making the country independent from the West, at least in cyberspace: Moscow wants to install its own root servers. But why, and does it make any sense?” Source: Russia moves toward creation of an independent internet | Europe| News and current

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18 Jan 2018

North Korean cyberattacks target cryptocurrency

“North Korea continues its cyberattacks on financial entities and targets now include those handling cryptocurrency, a new report finds.” Source: North Korean cyberattacks target cryptocurrency

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18 Jan 2018

Twitter to notify users who were exposed to accounts run by Russian trolls

“Twitter plans to notify individual users who were exposed to accounts run by Russians as part of their efforts to intervene in the 2016 election, the company said Wednesday.” Source: Twitter to notify users who were exposed to accounts run by Russian trolls

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17 Jan 2018

Contractor hacks former employer, destroys and corrupts data

“Edward Soybel was let go by W. W. Grainger and subsequently hacked his way back into the company to access customer databases to destroy and corrupt the data.” Source: Contractor hacks former employer, destroys and corrupts data | CSO Online

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