22 Mar 2017

(LEAD) S. Korean military says hacking threats growing

“Hacking attempts on the South Korean military’s computer networks have markedly increased this month amid strained ties with China and North Korea’s continued belligerence, the defense authorities said Tuesday.” Source: (LEAD) S. Korean military says hacking threats growing

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20 Mar 2017

Cisco Finds Zero-Day Vulnerability in ‘Vault 7’ Leak

“Cisco has warned customers that the Vault 7 files obtained by WikILeaks contain information on a critical vulnerability affecting many of the company’s switches. Patches are not available, but Cisco has provided some mitigation advice.” Source: Cisco Finds Zero-Day Vulnerability in ‘Vault 7’ Leak | SecurityWeek.Com

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20 Mar 2017

How Russia adapted KGB ‘active measures’ to cyber operations, Part I

“When referring to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, the media often refers to Russian hacking, information warfare or influence operations. But the title of Monday’s hearing references ‘active measures.’” Source: How Russia adapted KGB ‘active measures’ to cyber operations, Part I – Fifth Domain | Cyber

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20 Mar 2017

The New Handbook For Cyberwar Is Being Written By Russia

“‘It’s not that the Russians are doing something others can’t do,’ a US intelligence officer said. ‘It’s that Russian hackers are willing to go there, to experiment and carry out attacks that others countries would back away from.’” Source: The New Handbook For Cyberwar Is Being Written By Russia –

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17 Mar 2017

The New Administration’s Cyber Stance

“During his first press conference since being elected, Donald Trump pledged to launch a ‘major review on hacking’ within his first 90 days in office, declaring, ‘we have no defense’ and ‘we’re run by people that don’t know what they’re doing.’ Weeks into his presidency, Trump is working to make

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16 Mar 2017

North Korean hacking group ‘Lazarus’ blamed for spate of international cyberattacks

“A North Korean hacking group known as Lazarus was likely behind a recent cyber campaign targeting organisations in 31 countries, following high-profile attacks on Bangladesh Bank, Sony and South Korea, cyber security firm Symantec Corporation said on Wednesday.” Source: North Korean hacking group ‘Lazarus’ blamed for spate of international cyberattacks

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16 Mar 2017

Attacks on U.S.-linked Polish sites back higher cyber spending

“Several Polish municipalities that have hosted U.S. troops under a planned NATO operation suffered cyber attacks in January, a senior government official told Reuters, saying it highlighted the need for Poland’s sharp increase in cyber-defense spending.” Source: Attacks on U.S.-linked Polish sites back higher cyber spending: minister | Reuters

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16 Mar 2017

Here’s How Russian Agents Hacked 500 Million Yahoo Users

“The conspiracy, laid out in an indictment in Federal Court in San Francisco, reveals the internal workings of Russia’s state cyber-spying regime, implicated in alleged attempts to influence the U.S. election last year. Increasingly, it’s a system that capitalizes on a vast and talented pool of Russian-speaking cyber criminals, blurring

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16 Mar 2017

Germany’s Merkel warns against cyber attacks on infrastructure

“German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday protecting infrastructure from potential cyber attacks was a top priority and the federal government had to work together with localities on that.” Source: Germany’s Merkel warns against cyber attacks on infrastructure | Reuters

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15 Mar 2017

African Governments Learn to Block the Internet, but at Cost

“Since 2015 about a dozen African countries have had wide-ranging internet shutdowns, often during elections. Rights defenders say the blackouts are conducive to carrying out serious abuses.” Source: African Governments Learn to Block the Internet, but at Cost

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