27 Jul 2016

Major LastPass security bug puts millions of accounts at risk

“Millions of users of cloud-based password store LastPass could be at risk from hackers after a huge security hole was revealed. The so-called ‘zero-day hole’ – a software vulnerability that the maker is initially unaware of – could enable cybercriminals to remotely break into accounts. What makes the LastPass flaw

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27 Jul 2016

Donald Trump encourages Russia to release Hillary Clinton missing email

“Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s email. ‘Russia, if you’re listening I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press,’ Trump said during a news conference in Florida. Shortly after his

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DHS-ICE
26 Jul 2016

Presidential Policy Directive — United States Cyber Incident Coordination

“PRESIDENTIAL POLICY DIRECTIVE/PPD-41 SUBJECT: United States Cyber Incident Coordination The advent of networked technology has spurred innovation, cultivated knowledge, encouraged free expression, and increased the Nation’s economic prosperity. However, the same infrastructure that enables these benefits is vulnerable to malicious activity, malfunction, human error, and acts of nature, placing the

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26 Jul 2016

Hackers preying on US companies send the cash to China and Hong Kong

“Hackers have stolen billions of dollars from American companies by impersonating CEOs in an email scam — and the loot gets wired to banks in China and Hong Kong 83% of the time. James C. Trainor Jr., assistant director of the FBI’s cyber division, highlighted the reach of the email

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26 Jul 2016

Hackers published replicas and blueprints to TSA master luggage keys

“At an annual hackers conference on Saturday night in New York City, the hackers known as DarkSim905, Nite 0wl, and Johnny Xmas, unveiled replicas and blueprints of the eighth and final master key in a set used by Transport Security Administration agents to open and search fliers’ locked suitcases.” Source:

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25 Jul 2016

Machines v. hackers: Cybersecurity’s artificial intelligence future

“Much of the investment that’s going into the cybersecurity space to fuel the development of automation is directed at responding to cybersecurity incidents. Currently, humans are the ones who figure out how to respond to cyberattacks on networks, working to quickly block suspicious communications and analyze malicious behavior and software. But computers could perform the same

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25 Jul 2016

iOS flaw lets hackers access iPhones using an iMessage

A flaw in the way Apple software handles images allows hackers to take over an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac or Apple TV with a simple iMessage or email. The vulnerability in Apple’s picture-handling Image I/O API means that a malicious Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) file can force a so-called

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23 Jul 2016

BlackMoon Banking Trojan Infected over 160,000 South Koreans

“Over 100,000 South Koreans had their banking credentials stolen by crooks who leveraged the BlackMoon banking trojan, also detected as W32/Banbra, Fortinet researchers reveal.” Source: BlackMoon Banking Trojan Infected over 160,000 South Koreans

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23 Jul 2016

Ransomware Gang Claims Fortune 500 Company Hired Them to Hack the Competition

“Ransomware—computer viruses that lock a victim’s files and demand a payment to get them back—has become so common that experts believe it’s now an ‘epidemic.’ Security experts have always assumed that ransomware hackers are in it for the ransom. But a shocking claim made by one ransomware agent suggests there

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22 Jul 2016

China’s Secret Weapon in the South China Sea: Cyber Attacks

“Despite China’s great power aspirations, its cyber warriors threw a fit after losing a legal battle to the Philippines in The Hague. Within hours of the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s unanimous rebuke of China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea last week, at least 68 national and local government

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