25 Sep 2018

Hackers Target Real Estate Deals, With Devastating Impact

“A report by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center said the number of victims of email fraud involving real estate transactions rose 1,110 percent between 2015 to 2017 and losses rose nearly 2,200 percent. Nearly 10,000 people reported being victims of this kind of fraud in 2017 with losses over

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25 Sep 2018

Latvia: an ongoing case study on how to Russia-Proof an election

The tiny Baltic country of Latvia has become the most recent case study for countering Russian interference with an election. The country is located in an increasingly important geographical location on the Russian-EU border, just next door to Estonia where what is largely considered the first large-scale Russian cyber campaign

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24 Sep 2018

Manage Insider Threat Risk and Prevent ‘Big Brother’ Perception

What your organization should be doing to proactively managing corporate security culture and workforce expectations as it prepares to prevent, detect, and respond to insider risk incidents.

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24 Sep 2018

Britain to create 2,000-strong cyber force to tackle Russia threat

“Britain is significantly increasing its ability to wage war in cyberspace with the creation of a new offensive cyber force of up to 2,000 personnel…The new force which is expected to be announced soon would represent a near four-fold increase in manpower focused on offensive cyber operations…The plan by the

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24 Sep 2018

Extradited Romanian Woman Pleads Guilty in Connection to Cyberattack on DC Security Cameras

A Romanian woman has pleaded guilty in connection with a ransomware attack against over 125 surveillance cameras in Washington DC ahead of the 2017 presidential inauguration. Demanding a payment of $60,800 in Bitcoin for restored access to the machines, the hackers were foiled by police IT department’s ability to disconnect

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24 Sep 2018

North Korea successfully using cryptos to evade US sanctions

North Korea is likely making extensive use of blockchain and cryptocurrency technology to evade sanctions. Experts suggest that North Korea is probably trading in existing cryptocurrencies while also creating its own, allowing them to “exploit international financial institutions that have correspondent banking relations with the United States.” Mirroring traditional money-laundering

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24 Sep 2018

Survey: Hackers acknowledge Windows flaws but prefer social engineering tricks

According to a recent survey by network security firm Thycotic, 60% of respondents answered that social engineering was the fastest way to compromise users,” even as 50% of surveyed Black Hat conference attendees answered that they had compromised Windows 8 and 10 systems in the past year. According to the

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24 Sep 2018

Software Has Become A National Security Vulnerability

Software and our internetworked computer systems are more complex than ever. Which means to develop countermeasures to these new types of cyberattacks we have to work harder than ever.

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21 Sep 2018

Symantec takes on election hacking by fighting copycat websites

“Symantec is offering a free tool for US campaigns and election officials to fight fraudulent websites, the company announced Tuesday. The feature could help take away an important weapon in the election hacking arsenal: the spoof website.  Lookalike websites could imitate official government sites and report false information about candidates

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21 Sep 2018

Foreign government hackers target US senators, aides’ Gmail

Google and the U.S. Senate have announced that the Gmail accounts of U.S. Senators’ and their aides are being “targeted by foreign government hackers.” While no information has been given regarding the political entity behind the attempts or whether specific political parties or staffers have been especially targeted, the attempts

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