14 Feb 2017

David Beckham Emails Released on Soccer Version of WikiLeaks

“Global soccer star David Beckham joins the growing club of other high-profile people who have had personal emails published online. Hackers stole emails and documents from the Doyen Global publicity agency, which represents the former Manchester United/Real Madrid/L.A. Galaxy star, and demanded 1 million Euros in blackmail, according to The Telegraph.”

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13 Feb 2017

Army takes strategic cyber capabilities to the tactical edge

“Cyber has been thought of as a strategic asset, used as an intelligence-gathering tool and later as a warfighting discipline — following the declaration of cyberspace a domain of warfare and the standup of Cyber Command. Now, the Army is looking to transition that capability to a tactical asset. The original thinking

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13 Feb 2017

Turkish Man Sent to Prison in U.S. for $55M Cyber Heist

“Turkish citizen Ercan Findikoglu, aged 35, was sentenced on Friday by a New York court to 8 years in prison for his leadership role in a cybercriminal organization that caused significant losses to banks worldwide. Findikoglu, known online as ‘Segate,’ ‘Predator’ and ‘Oreon,’ pleaded guilty in March to computer intrusion

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13 Feb 2017

Malware Attacks on Polish Banks Linked to Lazarus Group

“The recently discovered attacks aimed at banks in Poland appear to be part of a bigger campaign targeting financial organizations around the world, and researchers have found some links to the threat actor known as Lazarus.” Source: Malware Attacks on Polish Banks Linked to Lazarus Group | SecurityWeek.Com

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13 Feb 2017

Cyber capabilities support U.S. kill/capture missions

“The Air Force has conducted a multitude of cyber missions over the last year that have contributed to captured or killed terrorists. According to written testimony provided to the House and Senate Armed Services committees this week, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson said ‘the Air Force

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12 Feb 2017

Are companies doing enough on the IoT security front?

“Meantime, IoT continues to take hold. A survey of nearly 1,000 enterprise IT buyers worldwide conducted by 451 Research from August to October 2016 shows that 71 percent of enterprises are gathering data for IoT initiatives today. Organizations expect to increase their IoT technology investments by 33 percent over next

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12 Feb 2017

Cyber risks threaten physical security, industrial controls.

“It’s often overlooked, but your company’s physical premises can expose it to cyber attack. During working hours, or after hours for that matter, without proper security measures in place, a hacker could conceivably walk right into your building, office, or cubicle and plug an infected thumb drive into the first

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11 Feb 2017

Microsoft to Rate Corporate Cybersecurity

“Microsoft on Friday will begin grading its commercial customers’ Office 365 security settings in an effort to fortify its software and services that are frequent targets of hackers. One insurance company, Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., plans to take the security score into account when setting cyberinsurance rates for customers.

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11 Feb 2017

Threat Hunting Becoming Top Of Mind Issue For SOCs

“Security operations centers that have implemented hunting practices have reported substantial gains in their ability to spot and weed out threats. For example, respondents in the LinkedIn survey that had implemented a threat-hunting platform say they were able to detect and investigate threats in substantially less time than they were

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11 Feb 2017

Restricted Spyware Used to Hack Advocates of Mexico’s Soda Tax

“‘This is proof that surveillance in Mexico is out of control,’ said Luis Fernando García, the director of the Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales, a Mexican digital rights nonprofit better known by the acronym R3D. ‘When we have proof that this surveillance is being used against nutritional activists,

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