28 Apr 2016

Dental Assn Mails Malware to Members

“It’s not clear how the ADA could make a statement that anti-virus should detect the malware, since presently only some of the many antivirus tools out there will flag the malware link as malicious. In response to questions from this author, the ADA said the USB media was manufactured in

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28 Apr 2016

How $80B moving through NY Fed daily could be vulnerable to hackers

“The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in its first extensive remarks on cybersecurity following the theft of $81 million from accounts it held for the central bank of Bangladesh, said the incident is a ‘wake-up call’ for the global financial system and the Fed is taking the issue ‘very

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28 Apr 2016

Cisco Finds Backdoor Installed on 12 Million PCs

“Cisco’s Talos security intelligence and research group has come across a piece of software that installed backdoors on 12 million computers around the world.” Source: Cisco Finds Backdoor Installed on 12 Million PCs | SecurityWeek.Com

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28 Apr 2016

Inside The Dark Web Virtual Classroom Where Anonymous Wants To Become Great Again

“Last Sunday night, in the darkest corners of the internet — where no one knows your name or what you look like — 250 people from across the globe fired up their anonymous Tor browsers, connected to the dark web and logged into an internet relay chat network called OnionIRC.” Source: Inside The Dark

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28 Apr 2016

Former Tor Developer Created Malware for FBI to Unmask Tor Users

“According to an investigation, Matt Edman, a cyber security expert and former employee of the Tor Project, helped the FBI with Cornhusker a.k.a Torsploit malware that allowed Feds to hack and unmask Tor users in several high-profile cases, including Operation Torpedo and Silk Road.” Source: Former Tor Developer Created Malware

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28 Apr 2016

New site on dark web offering one-stop ransom services

“A new site was discovered on the dark web that allows hackers to upload stolen data and sell the data to criminals or criminal groups.” Source: New site on dark web offering one-stop ransom services – SC Magazine

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28 Apr 2016

Japan’s Achilles Heel: Cybersecurity

“Cyber is a relatively new realm of security that states across the world have to contend with. From deciding what constitutes an ‘attack’ to what constitutes a ‘proportionate response,’ many states are still struggling to understand this new sphere. Such issues require international cooperation to establish new norms, and in

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28 Apr 2016

Germany Creates Cyber, IT Defense Branch

“German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has unveiled plans to establish a new cyber force to enhance the defense effectiveness of the country’s armed forces.” Source: Germany Creates Cyber, IT Defense Branch

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27 Apr 2016

German nuclear plant suffers cyber attack designed to give hackers remote access

“A nuclear power plant in Germany has been found to be infected with computer viruses, but they appear not to have posed a threat to the facility’s operations because it is isolated from the Internet, the station’s operator said on Tuesday.” Source: German nuclear plant suffers cyber attack designed to give hackers

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26 Apr 2016

ISIS Hackers Join Forces to Create Mega Hacking Unit

“Through a series of messages posted on official ISIS social media accounts and Telegram channels, the terrorist group has announced the creation of a mega hacking unit called the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC).” Source: ISIS Hackers Join Forces to Create Mega Hacking Unit

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