22 Nov 2017

Senate Bill Seeks $1.8 Billion for DHS’ Cyber Mission

“The first draft of a Senate appropriations bill, released Tuesday, commits $1.8 billion for the Homeland Security Department’s cyber operations wing, basically matching funding levels in the House version of the bill.” Source: Senate Bill Seeks $1.8 Billion for DHS’ Cyber Mission – Nextgov.com

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22 Nov 2017

Iranian charged in HBO hack as Congress weighs nuclear pact

“The Justice Department on Tuesday charged a part-time Iranian government hacker with infiltrating HBO and trying to extort the company, a move that comes amid allegations the charges were rushed to bolster President Donald Trump’s case against Tehran.” Source: Iranian charged in HBO hack as Congress weighs nuclear pact –

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21 Nov 2017

Here’s how NATO is preparing for cyber operations

“It’s been more than a year since NATO declared cyberspace an operational domain of warfare akin to air, sea and land and while the alliance is still working its way through the practical implications of this pronouncement, behind the scenes leaders have taken a series of steps to fortify NATO’s

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21 Nov 2017

Amazon Web Services Announces Secret Cloud Region For CIA

“Amazon Web Services unveiled a cloud computing region for the CIA and other intelligence community agencies developed specifically to host secret classified data.” Source: Amazon Web Services Announces Secret Cloud Region For CIA – Nextgov.com

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21 Nov 2017

Hackers attack Sacramento transit system and demand $8,000 ransom

“Computer hackers directly attacked the Sacramento Regional Transit system computers this weekend, erasing data and threatening to do more harm if SacRT doesn’t pay them one bitcoin, now worth about $8,000. The attack erased parts of computer programs on the agency’s servers that affect internal operations, including the ability to

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17 Nov 2017

Britain cyber chief says Russian hackers are targeting critical infrastructure

“Britain’s cybersecurity chief says Russian hackers are targeting the country’s telecommunications systems, media and energy networks.” Source: Britain cyber chief says Russian hackers are targeting critical infrastructure

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17 Nov 2017

Kaspersky Software Found at 15% of Federal Agencies

“About 15 percent of federal agencies had Kaspersky Lab software running on some of their computer systems before the Homeland Security Department banned the Russian anti-virus in September, a top department official told lawmakers Tuesday.” Source: Kaspersky Software Found at 15% of Federal Agencies – Nextgov.com

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15 Nov 2017

17-Year-Old MS Office Flaw Lets Hackers Install Malware Without User Interaction

“You should be extra careful when opening files in MS Office. When the world is still dealing with the threat of ‘unpatched’ Microsoft Office’s built-in DDE feature, researchers have uncovered a serious issue with another Office component that could allow attackers to remotely install malware on targeted computers. The vulnerability

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14 Nov 2017

U.S. Government Shares Details on North Korea Cyber Attacks

“The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shared details of two hacking tools they say are being used by a hacking group linked to the North Korean government known as ‘Hidden Cobra.’ The threat actor dubbed by the U.S. government ‘Hidden Cobra’ is better known in the cybersecurity community

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14 Nov 2017

Weaponizing 3-D printers: Cyberattacks could turn battlefield tech into threats

“Realtime 3-D printing has moved beyond trendy trinkets and has moved into businesses, homes and even the battlefield. Now that military branches have created and tested 3-D printed weapons, Navy submarine-like vessels and even MREs, the conversation around additive manufacturing in the military has turned to securing those assets from

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