17 Feb 2017

Current national defense models don’t work in cyberspace

“During an in-depth policy discussion at the 2017 RSA Conference in San Francisco, former special adviser on cybersecurity to President Barack Obama, Michael Daniel, outlined the three main models for thinking about national defense: Border security, missile defense and deterrence, aka mutually assured destruction. Unfortunately, he said, none of these

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17 Feb 2017

Iran Intensifies Its Cyberattack Activity

“As all eyes are on Russia’s coordinated hacking and propaganda efforts aimed at influencing elections in the US and some European nations, state-sponsored attackers out of Iran are quietly cranking up their cyber spying and data-destruction attacks. Most of Iran’s targets over the past few months have been in the

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16 Feb 2017

DNC Hackers Are Using Apple Mac Spyware Code From FBI Surveillance Vendor, Claims Ex-NSA Researcher

“Earlier this week, malware said to belong to the Russian group behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee, known as APT28 or Fancy Bear, leaked online. Though novel both for its targeting of Apple Macs and iPhone backups, the surveillance tool’s real intrigue lies underneath the hood. According to

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16 Feb 2017

China Imposing More Oversight on Foreigners Who Live-Stream

“Recently adopted regulations are similar to those long in place for traditional performers and part of the government’s push to reign in the freewheeling world of online video” Source: China Imposing More Oversight on Foreigners Who Live-Stream – WSJ

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16 Feb 2017

Russian-speaking code writers fuel ransomware ‘business,’ says report

“Several large groups of Russian-speaking cyber criminals have been identified as specialists in crypto ransomware development and distribution, which is surging globally according to attack statistics gathered by antivirus/cybersecurity provider Kaspersky Lab.” Source: Russian-speaking code writers fuel ransomware ‘business,’ says report – Fifth Domain | Cyber

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16 Feb 2017

Bureau of Indian Affairs Warns 20,000 Tribal Members of Possible Data Breach

“The Bureau of Indian Affairs recently notified more than 20,000 members of Montana’s Crow and Northern Cheyenne Tribes their personal information may have been compromised.” Source: Bureau of Indian Affairs Warns 20,000 Tribal Members of Possible Data Breach – Nextgov.com

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15 Feb 2017

Russian Black Hat Hacks 60 Universities, Government Agencies

“A Russian-speaking black hat hacker has breached the systems of more than 60 universities and U.S. government agencies, according to threat intelligence firm Recorded Future. The hacker, tracked by the company as ‘Rasputin,’ typically exploits SQL injection vulnerabilities to gain access to sensitive information that he can sell on cybercrime

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14 Feb 2017

Microsoft’s president wants a Geneva Convention for cyberwar

“Microsoft is calling for a Digital Geneva Convention, as global tensions over digital attacks continue to rise. The tech giant wants to see civilian use of the internet protected as part of an international set of accords, Brad Smith, the company’s president and chief legal officer, said in a blog

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14 Feb 2017

Trump, Trudeau commit to cooperation on cyber

“President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committed to working together on cybersecurity and protecting critical infrastructure on Monday.” Source: Trump, Trudeau commit to cooperation on cyber | TheHill

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14 Feb 2017

State-Sponsored Hackers Target Journalists, Google Warns

“‘Warning: Google may have detected government-backed attackers trying to steal your password,’ reads a red banner greeting some journalists as they log in Gmail.” Source: State-Sponsored Hackers Target Journalists, Google Warns – Nextgov.com

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