20 Apr 2018

Amid National Security Warnings, NIST Adds Supply-Chain Security to Cyber Framework

“The revised framework offers useful lessons for how to secure the digital supply chain, an area officials say is particularly vulnerable to foreign espionage” Source: Amid National Security Warnings, NIST Adds Supply-Chain Security to Cyber Framework – WSJ

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19 Apr 2018

‘Russia government hackers attacking critical national infrastructure in UK and US’

“The Russian government is attacking critical national infrastructure in the UK and the US, security agencies have warned.” Source: ‘Russia government hackers attacking critical national infrastructure in UK and US’

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19 Apr 2018

Hackers keep robbing cryptocurrency YouTubers

“Ian Balina, a former IBM salesman who became a full-time cryptocurrency trader and pundit, is not known for his modesty. Like many YouTube personalities in the vein of motivational speaker Gary Vaynerchuk, he brands himself as a self-starter-made-good who now wants to teach you how he did it (while clarifying,

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19 Apr 2018

Inside the Unnerving CCleaner Supply Chain Attack

“IN SEPTEMBER, SECURITY researchers at Cisco Talos and Morphisec made a worst nightmare-type disclosure: the ubiquitous computer cleanup tool CCleaner had been compromised by hackers for more than a month. The software updates users were downloading from CCleaner owner Avast—a security company itself—had been tainted with a malware backdoor. The

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19 Apr 2018

Russia denies ‘feeble’ US, UK charges of internet tampering

“Russia denied accusations from the United States and Britain that its agents have planted malware on key components of the internet to spy on rivals, steal trade and potentially launch cyberattacks.” Source: Russia denies ‘feeble’ US, UK charges of internet tampering

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18 Apr 2018

DHS Secretary Promises U.S. Will Strike Back Against Cyber Adversaries

“Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen promised swift and punishing responses to attacks from U.S. cyber adversaries, such as Russia and North Korea, warning that ‘complacency is being replaced by consequences.’” Source: DHS Secretary Promises U.S. Will Strike Back Against Cyber Adversaries – Nextgov

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18 Apr 2018

Taxpayers Get Extra Day To File After IRS Online Tools Go Down

“The IRS extended Tax Day to midnight April 18 after unidentified outages took down key online tools Tuesday.” Source: Taxpayers Get Extra Day To File After IRS Online Tools Go Down – Nextgov

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17 Apr 2018

Russia Steps Up Hacking, Spurring U.S.-U.K. Warning on Risk

“Russia is using compromised computer-network equipment to attack U.S. and British companies and government agencies, the two countries warned in an unprecedented joint alert.” Source: Russia Steps Up Hacking, Spurring U.S.-U.K. Warning on Risk – Bloomberg

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17 Apr 2018

U.S. pins yet another cyberattack on Russia

“The U.S. on Monday accused Russia of yet another global cyberattack, pinning a mounting assault on networks on the Kremlin.” Source: U.S. pins yet another cyberattack on Russia – POLITICO

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17 Apr 2018

Lawmakers Question FBI’s Push for Backdoors in Encrypted Devices

“A bipartisan crew of 10 House lawmakers took FBI Director Christopher Wray to task Friday following an inspector general report that found the bureau rushed to court to force Apple to help it break into the encrypted iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook in 2015 without exploring other

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