10 Jan 2017

Shadow Brokers’ latest leak could have come from beyond NSA staging servers

“Leaked documents describing another plugin, named ‘EventLogEdit,’ show it could be used to edit event logs, giving the attacker the ability to manipulate digital forensic evidence that would normally show anomalies after an intrusion, said Williams.  ‘EventLogEdit’ was likely developed and deployed by a well resourced and technically gifted adversary,

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10 Jan 2017

L.A. College Pays Hacker’s Ransom to Unlock IT Systems

“A cyberattack on Los Angeles Valley College over the holidays locked down a variety of the school’s IT systems just as students were returning for the new year. The major disruption prompted the L.A. Community College District to pay a Bitcoin ransom last week that amounted to approximately $28,000 in order to meet a

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10 Jan 2017

New Hampshire Health Department Data Breach Attributed to Former Patient

“A psychiatric patient used a computer in a hospital library to post the personal information of 15,000 New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services clients.” Source: New Hampshire Health Department Data Breach Attributed to Former Patient – Nextgov.com

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09 Jan 2017

FDA warns that certain pacemakers are vulnerable to hacking

“According to a cybersecurity notice from the Food and Drug Administration, certain pacemakers and cardiac devices are currently vulnerable to hacking. Although security researchers have warned about the security risks to medical devices for years now, this is the first time we’ve seen the government publicly acknowledge a specific threat.

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08 Jan 2017

Obama Says He Underestimated Threat Posed by Cyberattacks

“‘You know, I don’t think I underestimated him,’ Mr. Obama said, ‘but I think that underestimated the degree to which, in this new information age, it is possible for misinformation for cyberhacking and so forth to have an impact on our open societies, our open systems, to insinuate themselves into our democratic

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06 Jan 2017

Intelligence Community Report on Election Hacking

Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections Russian efforts to influence the 2016 US presidential election represent the most recent expression of Moscow’s longstanding desire to undermine the US-led liberal democratic order, but these activities demonstrated a significant escalation in directness, level of activity, and scope of effort

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05 Jan 2017

US finds link between Russia, WikiLeaks

“U.S. intelligence officials have identified the intermediaries Russia used to deliver stolen emails to WikiLeaks, CNN reports. The go-betweens used by the Russians were identified in a classified report presented to President Obama on Thursday.” Source: US finds link between Russia, WikiLeaks: report | TheHill

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05 Jan 2017

U.S. sues D-Link, alleges lax security in routers, cameras

“The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against D-Link Corp on Thursday, accusing the Taiwan-based manufacturer of failing to take reasonable steps to protect its routers and internet-linked security cameras from hackers. The FTC brought the charges as part of a broader effort to improve security of internet-connected devices,

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05 Jan 2017

U.S. obtained evidence after election that Russia leaked emails

“e officials declined to describe the intelligence obtained about the involvement of a third-party in passing on leaked material to WikiLeaks, saying they did not want to reveal how the U.S. government had obtained the information. In an interview with Fox News, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he did not

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05 Jan 2017

Get Silicon Valley Execs Out of Government Cyber, Major Report Urges

“The incoming Trump administration should rely more on Washington bureaucrats to secure federal agencies and less on Silicon Valley CEOs, according to a Wednesday report prepared by lawmakers and cyber experts.” Source: Get Silicon Valley Execs Out of Government Cyber, Major Report Urges – Nextgov.com

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