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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17 Jan 2018

45 Percent of Federal Email Domains Miss Security Deadline

“Just under half of federal email domains missed a Homeland Security Department deadline this weekend to install a new anti-spoofing email security tool, according to a tally maintained by an email security firm. Among the laggards are 85 percent of Homeland Security’s own email domains, according to ValiMail data provided

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16 Jan 2018

Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers’ crosshairs

“The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said Friday.” Source: Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers’ crosshairs

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16 Jan 2018

Trust War: Dangerous Trends in Cyber Conflict

“However, so far, cyber conflict has taken a different path. While the threat to factories, power grids, and refineries remains — and may be growing as more things are connected to the internet — cyber-attacks have generally sought to subvert the integrity of political, social, and economic systems, rather than

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12 Jan 2018

Pentagon Thwarts 36 Million Email Breach Attempts Daily

“Every day, the Defense Department thwarts 36 million emails full of malware, viruses and phishing schemes from hackers, terrorists and foreign adversaries trying to gain unauthorized access to military systems.” Source: Pentagon Thwarts 36 Million Email Breach Attempts Daily – Nextgov

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11 Jan 2018

Why ordinary Iranians are turning to internet backdoors to beat censorship

“Social media in Iran is carefully controlled, but its usefulness – including in organising protests – leads many ordinary Iranians to see out ways around the censors.” Source: Why ordinary Iranians are turning to internet backdoors to beat censorship – BBC News

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