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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20 Sep 2016

Thailand’s government is using child ‘Cyber Scouts’ to monitor dissent

“The Thai government is recruiting its own citizens to spy on each other on social media — and even rewarding child ‘Cyber Scouts’ when they tell authorities about any insulting comments they see others making about the country’s royal family.” Source: Thailand’s government is using child ‘Cyber Scouts’ to monitor

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20 Sep 2016

SWIFT hopes to thwart fraudsters with detection system in wake of bank heist

“The banking communications network, which allows financial institutions across the world to send each other secure messages about their transactions, is introducing ‘Daily Validation Reports,’ which it bills as a mechanism to help customers detect unusual patterns in their message flows, and give them more of a chance ‘to identify

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20 Sep 2016

What to Do About Zero-Day Hacks? Try A Middle Road

“Instead of overreaching to regulate the entire zero-day market, the U.S. government should create incentives for individuals, companies, and governments to find software vulnerabilities, publicize, and patch them, and thus reduce the risk of attack. The U.S. government should expand exemptions for security research under criminal and copyright law, promote

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20 Sep 2016

Cisco finds new Zero-Day Exploit linked to NSA Hackers

“Network equipment vendor Cisco is finally warning its customers of another zero-day vulnerability the company discovered in the trove of NSA’s hacking exploits and implants leaked by the group calling itself ‘The Shadow Brokers.’ Last month, the Shadow Brokers published firewall exploits, implants, and hacking tools allegedly stolen from the

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19 Sep 2016

Is Your Printer About To Launch A Cyber Attack?

“Many businesses are set up with a printer per desk or team, but owners are unaware that having departmental printers sprinkled throughout an office can be an easy source for a data breach. Unbeknownst to many in an office environment, modern printers now contain a wealth of confidential data, in

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