23 Sep 2016

Yahoo says hackers stole data from 500 million accounts in 2014

“Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) said on Thursday that at least 500 million of its accounts were hacked in 2014 by what it believed was a state-sponsored actor, a theft that appeared to be the world’s biggest known cyber breach by far.” Source: Yahoo says hackers stole data from 500 million accounts

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22 Sep 2016

SWIFT CISO: Cyber Threat ‘Persistent’

“Alain Desausoi describes threat as persistent, and says there’s been progress in combating it via new SWIFT initiatives. Fraudulent payment instructions continue to haunt member banks of SWIFT even as the global networking system strives to counter the growing menace of cyberattacks with initiatives like Customer Security Programme (CSP), Alain

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22 Sep 2016

Signs point to Russia in cyberattacks on Germany

“AFP news agency has revealed that a malware launched from August 14-25 was a case of so-called ‘spear phishing.’ Politicians and individuals connected with parties from the conservative CSU to the Left Party received emails purportedly from NATO that contained a Trojan virus – to be activated if they responded.”

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22 Sep 2016

$81m cyber heist highlights gap between attacker and defenders, says Swift

“The theft of $81m from an account belonging to the Bangladesh central bank in February 2016 was a watershed event, according to Alain Desausoi, CISO at financial messaging service Swift.” Source: $81m cyber heist highlights gap between attacker and defenders, says Swift

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22 Sep 2016

Ransomware Attacks on Government Agencies Tripled in Past Year

“Ransomware attacks on government agencies around the world have tripled in the past year, a new report finds. Government entities are second most likely to be targeted by ransomware attacks, following only the education sector, an analysis from cybersecurity ratings company BitSight concluded. Ransomware is a type of malware that

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21 Sep 2016

Startup investors are looking to hackers for help on smart bets

“‘I’d say we have really seen a growth in that particular market over the last five years,’ said FusionX CEO Matthew Devost, referring to an uptick in revenue for his business from services purchased by investors. Devost’s company, which was acquired by Accenture in August 2015, leverages offensive cyber capabilities to

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21 Sep 2016

North Korea accidentally lets world access its internet and it only has 28 websites

“The secretive state somehow accidentally opened access to all the websites hosted on its servers, revealing that it only has 28 registered domains. On Monday at around 10 p.m. Pacific time, North Korea’s nameserver – that contains information about all of the ‘.kp’ websites – was misconfigured, allowing it to

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21 Sep 2016

U.S. Intelligence Chief Suggests Russia Was Behind Election-Linked Hacks

“U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper suggested Russia was behind a recent computer hacking operation that stole records from the Democratic Party and then leaked thousands of documents online. Mr. Clapper, speaking Tuesday evening at an event hosted by the Washington Post, said Russia has been conducting similar exercises

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21 Sep 2016

Photos On Dark Web Reveal Geo-locations Of 229 Drug Dealers

“Two Harvard students have unmasked around 229 drug and weapon dealers with the help of pictures taken by criminals and used in advertisements placed on dark web markets. Do you know each image contains a range of additional hidden data stored within it that can be a treasure to the

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20 Sep 2016

Nine in ten firms have been breached, but few worried about future incidents

“More than nine in ten businesses have experienced some form of cyber breach in the last five years, according to a new report. A survey by Lloyd’s has revealed that 92 per cent of firms have been breached, but only 42 per cent are worried that another incident will happen

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