19 Sep 2016

Cyber attack threats to be focus of Australia’s intelligence agencies review

“The rising threat posed by cyber attacks is set to be the focus of a review of Australia’s intelligence agencies. Key points: China and Russia stepping up cyber warfare activities, targeting Australia and others Advances in technology make cyberspace most likely realm for security threats to emerge Terrorist groups use

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16 Sep 2016

Uber, Dropbox, Other Tech Leaders Team Up To Boost Vendor Security

“Tech companies – including Uber, Dropbox, Twitter, and Docker – have joined forces to create the Vendor Security Alliance, which aims to vet vendor security practices. Oftentimes compromised vendor systems are the gateways leading to major security breaches. Nine prominent tech companies are joining forces to prevent these types of

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16 Sep 2016

FBI trying to build legal cases against Russian hackers

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation is intensifying efforts to find enough evidence to enable the Justice Department to indict some of the Russians that U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded are hacking into American political parties and figures, U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials said on Thursday.” Source: FBI trying to

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16 Sep 2016

The Cold War is over. The Cyber War has begun

“‘A line has been crossed. The hard part is knowing how to respond effectively,’ argues one U.S. official. Retaliating in kind may not be wise for a country that is far more dependent on its digital infrastructure than is Russia. But unless some clear signal is sent, there’s a danger

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14 Sep 2016

Sophisticated hackers ‘aim to put net out of action’

“Unidentified hackers are carrying out a campaign to find out how to take down the net, warns a security expert. In a blogpost, security guru Bruce Schneier said ‘precisely calibrated’ attacks on key net firms had been seen for over a year. The attacks sought weaknesses in the defences of

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14 Sep 2016

Anti-doping agency says athlete data stolen by Russian group

“The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Tuesday that hackers stole confidential medical information about U.S. Olympic athletes and published it on the internet, blaming a Russian group for the attack. The U.S. government is investigating the case because there is evidence that the hackers are linked to the Russian government,

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14 Sep 2016

Democratic Party says it was hacked again, blames Russians

“The head of the Democratic National Committee said on Tuesday the organization had been hacked by Russian state-sponsored agents who were trying to influence the U.S. presidential election, after a similar leak in July roiled the party.” Source: Democratic Party says it was hacked again, blames Russians | Reuters

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13 Sep 2016

U.S.and UK enter into cyber partnership

“During his overseas trip last week, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and his UK counterpart, Michael Fallon, announced a partnership for greater information sharing in cyberspace.” Source: U.S.and UK enter into cyber partnership

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13 Sep 2016

Malware Targets Pokémon Go Users on Social Networks

“Pokémon Go users searching social media for quick ways to level up should be wary of malware. Though game players click links from social media accounts expecting tips, walkthroughs and other ways to level up, they instead get adware and malware that affect both desktop and mobile platforms, according to

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12 Sep 2016

U.S. Government Targeted With GovRAT 2.0 Malware

“The developer recently launched GovRAT 2.0, which includes features for anti-debugging, detection evasion, automatically mapping hard disks and network shares, remote command execution, uploading and downloading files, communications protection, keylogging, browser and mail password dumping, Tor support, and network password sniffing. The threat also has worm capabilities that allow it

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