16 Oct 2017

Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

“Adobe Systems Inc warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks.” Source: Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

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16 Oct 2017

How A Drive-by Download Attack Locked Down Entire City for 4 Days

“In the final analysis, we believe the ransomware attack originated from a ‘drive-by’ where a single city employee visited and opened a .pdf file that had been compromised on a grant coordination site run by a non-profit. This is not an uncommon risk—a small company or organisation website that doesn’t

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16 Oct 2017

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

“Their track record is mixed, but North Korea’s army of more than 6,000 hackers is undeniably persistent, and undeniably improving, according to American and British security officials who have traced these attacks and others back to the North.” Source: The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More. –

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16 Oct 2017

Poland says it repelled 3rd Russian hacking attack

“Poland’s defense minister says the nation’s cyber experts have successfully repelled a third hacking attempt from Russia but warns the cyberattack threat is mounting.” Source: Poland says it repelled 3rd Russian hacking attack

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15 Oct 2017

Pentagon Turns to High-Speed Traders to Fortify Markets Against Cyberattack

“Dozens of high-speed traders and others from Wall Street are helping the Pentagon study how hackers could unleash chaos in the U.S. financial system. The Department of Defense’s research arm over the past year and a half has consulted executives at high-frequency trading firms and quantitative hedge funds, and people

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12 Oct 2017

Joint Strike Fighter plans stolen in Australia cyber attack

“A hacker stole non-classified information about Australia’s Joint Strike Fighter program and other military hardware last year after breaching the network of a defense contractor, the defense industry minister said on Thursday.” Source: Joint Strike Fighter plans stolen in Australia cyber attack

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11 Oct 2017

Trump admin, China reaffirm commitment to 2015 cyber agreement

“Trump administration and Chinese officials met on Oct. 4 to discuss a 2015 agreement between then-President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, reaffirming the countries’ commitment to preventing cybercrime.” Source: Trump admin, China reaffirm commitment to 2015 cyber agreement

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11 Oct 2017

Hackers Steal $60 Million from Taiwanese Bank; Two Suspects Arrested

“A Taiwanese bank has become the latest to fall victim to hackers siphoning off millions of dollars by targeting the backbone of the world financial system, SWIFT. SWIFT, or Society for Worldwide Interbank Telecommunication, is a global financial messaging system that thousands of banks and commercial organizations across the world

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11 Oct 2017

A New Social-Media Simulator Is Helping US Troops Train for Hybrid War

“The U.S. military is using a new simulator to prepare intelligence analysts and public affairs officers for the social-media front of future wars.” Source: A New Social-Media Simulator Is Helping US Troops Train for Hybrid War – Nextgov.com

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10 Oct 2017

Iranian Cyberspies Use New Trojan in Middle East Attacks

“A cyberespionage group previously linked to Iran has been using a new Trojan in attacks aimed at entities in the Middle East, Palo Alto Networks reported on Monday. The threat actor, known as OilRig, was recently spotted launching attacks against an organization within the government of the United Arab Emirates

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