21 Apr 2017

Trump’s cybersecurity review misses deadline

“After a receiving a U.S. intelligence assessment on Russian’s interference in last year’s elections, President Donald Trump vowed that he would have a team present him with a review of America’s cybersecurity efforts within 90 days of taking office.” Source: Trump’s cybersecurity review misses deadline

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19 Apr 2017

Arizona man pleads guilty in cyberattack on emergency, government systems

“An Arizona man pleaded guilty Monday to a hacking charge in a cyberattack two years ago that authorities said interrupted communications equipment for emergency workers in Madison, Wisconsin. Randall Charles Tucker, 22, of Apache Junction pleaded guilty to intentionally damaging protected computers in the March 2015 attack in Madison. His

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19 Apr 2017

Here’s a DEA Invoice for Zero-Day Exploits

“The Drug Enforcement Administration is in the hacking business. As a Motherboard investigation previously found, the DEA purchased malware from Italian surveillance vendor Hacking Team as early as 2012. Newly released documents show the DEA was invoiced for another Hacking Team service too though: access to a cache of zero-day

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18 Apr 2017

Russian Hackers Have Used the Same Backdoor for Two Decades

“ABOUT A YEAR ago, the two-decade-old trail of a group of Russian hackers led Thomas Rid to a house in the quiet southern English village of Hartley Wintney. Rid, a cybersecurity-focused political science professor and historian, wrote a long-shot email to David Hedges, a 69-year-old retired IT consultant who lived

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15 Apr 2017

DHS cyber tool finds huge amount of ‘shadow IT’ in U.S. agencies

“Some departments and agencies had ‘several hundred percent’ more devices on their networks than they expected and the average across government was about 44 percent more, Department of Homeland Security official Kevin Cox said last week at the McAfee Security Through Innovation Summit, hosted by CyberScoop. ‘There was something of

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14 Apr 2017

Your Government’s Hacking Tools Are Not Safe

“From Cellebrite, to Shadow Brokers, to the CIA dump, so many recent data breaches have shown there is a real risk of exposure of government hacking tools. The hackers will get hacked. Recent data breaches have made it startlingly clear hacking tools used by governments really are at risk of

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14 Apr 2017

Hackers release files indicating NSA monitored global bank transfers

“Hackers released documents and files on Friday that cybersecurity experts said indicated the U.S. National Security Agency had accessed the SWIFT interbank messaging system, allowing it to monitor money flows among some Middle Eastern and Latin American banks. The release included computer code that could be adapted by criminals to

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14 Apr 2017

CIA Director Pledges to Ramp Up Digital Defenses Against WikiLeaks, Insider Threats

“CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday lashed out against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and pledged a relentless focus on data security to prevent them and likeminded activists from stealing and releasing U.S. intelligence information.” Source: CIA Director Pledges to Ramp Up Digital Defenses Against

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11 Apr 2017

Kaspersky Links Hackers Behind Global Bank Heists to North Korea

Kaspersky Links Hackers Behind Global Bank Heists to North Korea “The group suspected of making off with $80 million from a Bangladesh bank last year has a direct link to North Korea, a security firm says.” (Source: http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/threatwatch/2017/04/currency-theft-network-intrusion-kaspersky-links/2810/?oref=threatwatch_nl)

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10 Apr 2017

Feds deliver fatal blow to botnet that menaced world for 7 years

“Federal prosecutors say they’ve dealt a fatal blow to Kelihos, a network of more than 10,000 infected computers that was used to deliver spam, steal login passwords, and deliver ransomware and other types of malware since 2010.” Source: Feds deliver fatal blow to botnet that menaced world for 7 years

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