24 Feb 2017

Cyber isn’t all that special, says NSA chief

“Don’t be intimated by the technical aspects of cyber, he told conference attendees. ‘Don’t make this thing so specialized, so unique, so different that it just gets pushed to the side. That will sub-optimize our ability to execute cyber operations, and quite frankly it will minimize or at least negatively

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24 Feb 2017

Hackers explain motivation, go-to techniques in new ‘Black Report’

“Pogue gathered his insights into a 50-page ‘Black Report,’ believing a look into the minds of the attackers can help inform how companies should most effectively provision resources to improve their security posture. Assembling a basic profile of pentesters based on their self-images, education levels and employment, Pogue then delved

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24 Feb 2017

Hacker Shows How Easy It Is To Hack People While Walking Around in Public

“From smartphones to connected printers and even coffee makers, most of these IoT devices have good intentions and can connect to your company’s network without a problem. However, as the Internet of Things (IoT) devices are growing at a great pace, they continue to widen the attack surface at the

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24 Feb 2017

Serious Bug Exposes Sensitive Data From Millions Sites Sitting Behind CloudFlare

“A severe security vulnerability has been discovered in the CloudFlare content delivery network that has caused big-name websites to expose private session keys and other sensitive data. CloudFlare, a content delivery network (CDN) and web security provider that helps optimize safety and performance of over 5.5 Million websites on the

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24 Feb 2017

Amid cyberattacks, ISPs try to clean up the internet

“In more extreme cases, Level 3 can essentially block bad traffic from harassing victims, and effectively shut down or disrupt the hackers’ attacks. So why aren’t ISPs doing more to crack down on cybercrime? The issue is that an ISP’s ability to differentiate between normal and malicious internet traffic has

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23 Feb 2017

Pentagon mulling split of NSA, Cyber Command

“The Pentagon is beginning to assess whether it’s time to split up the leadership of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command. Right now, the two organizations share a leader — Adm. Mike Rogers, who is director of the NSA and also the commander of the cyber unit.” Source:

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22 Feb 2017

Japan seeks “white-hat” hackers to defend against cyberattacks

“‘White-hat’ hackers who spot a security vulnerability in a computer system or network may be one of the most sought-after professions in Japan today with technology firms struggling with increasing threats of cyberattacks.” Source: FEATURE Japan seeks “white-hat” hackers to defend against cyberattacks | Kyodo News

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21 Feb 2017

Malware Hijacks Microphones to Spy On Ukrainian Businesses, Scientists and Media

“Ukraine has once again been a target of a potential hacking attack that infected computer systems from dozens of Ukrainian businesses with highly sophisticated malware, allowing hackers to exfiltrate sensitive data and eavesdrop on their network.” Source: Malware Hijacks Microphones to Spy On Ukrainian Businesses, Scientists and Media

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21 Feb 2017

Yahoo Issues Fresh Warning About Forged Cookie Breach

“Some Yahoo users recently received alerts that intruders may have accessed their accounts last year using forged cookies. A forged cookie can grant access to account information without needing passwords. The tech company previously disclosed the scheme—and blamed unnamed state-sponsored actors—in late 2016, but sent alerts to users Wednesday, The

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21 Feb 2017

NIST Wants To Know How Utility Companies Can Deter Hackers

“A new federal effort aims to help energy companies protect themselves from hackers trying to shut down the power grid. It’s not exactly a far-off threat. Last year, a Ukrainian utility company suspected cyber intruders caused a major power outage; the year before that, a U.S. cyber firm concluded a Russian hacking group

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