10 Oct 2017

Hacker study: Russia could get into U.S. voting machines

“American voting machines are full of foreign-made hardware and software, including from China, and a top group of hackers and national security officials says that means they could have been infiltrated last year and into the future.” Source: Hacker study: Russia could get into U.S. voting machines – POLITICO

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09 Oct 2017

Cyber-security threat to UK ‘as serious as terrorism’

“Keeping the UK safe from cyber-attacks is now as important as fighting terrorism, the head of the intelligence monitoring service GCHQ has said. Jeremy Fleming said increased funding for GCHQ was being spent on making it a ‘cyber-organisation’ as much as an intelligence and counter-terrorism one. It comes after the

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09 Oct 2017

US and North Korea take their jousting into cyberspace

“Cyberwarfare between the U.S. and North Korea is escalating, including the use of military capabilities, according to U.S. media and other reports.” Source: US and North Korea take their jousting into cyberspace – Nikkei Asian Review

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09 Oct 2017

Baltics battle Russia in online disinformation war

“From the hacking attack on Estonia in 2007 to the fake news targeting the NATO battalions on the alliance’s eastern border in 2017 — the Baltic states have been the bull’s-eye of Russian-backed digital warfare.” Source: Baltics battle Russia in online disinformation war | Europe | DW | 08.10.2017

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06 Oct 2017

Russian Hackers Stole NSA Data on U.S. Cyber Defense

“Hackers working for the Russian government stole details of how the U.S. penetrates foreign computer networks and defends against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor removed the highly classified material and put it on his home computer, according to multiple people with knowledge of the matter.” Source: Russian Hackers

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06 Oct 2017

Russian Hackers Stole NSA Data on U.S. Cyber Defense

“Hackers working for the Russian government stole details of how the U.S. penetrates foreign computer networks and defends against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor removed the highly classified material and put it on his home computer, according to multiple people with knowledge of the matter.” Source: Russian Hackers

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05 Oct 2017

Utilities Fear Cyberattacks Could Cause Electric Grid Disruptions

“Many utility executives from around the world believe cyberattacks could cause disruptions to electric distribution grids in the next five years, according to a report published on Wednesday by professional services company Accenture. Accenture conducted a survey of more than 100 utility executives from over 20 countries in Europe, North

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05 Oct 2017

US Lawmakers Want to Restrict Internet Surveillance on Americans

“A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers unveiled legislation on Wednesday that would overhaul aspects of the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program in an effort to install additional privacy protections.” Source: US Lawmakers Want to Restrict Internet Surveillance on Americans

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05 Oct 2017

Net neutrality debate ‘controlled by bots’

“More than 80% of the comments submitted to a US regulator on the future of net neutrality came from bots, according to researchers.” Source: Net neutrality debate ‘controlled by bots’ – BBC News

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04 Oct 2017

Russia Targets NATO Soldier Smartphones

“Russia has opened a new battlefront with NATO, according to Western military officials, by exploiting a point of vulnerability for almost all allied soldiers: their personal smartphones. Troops, officers and government officials of North Atlantic Treaty Organization member countries said Russia has carried out a campaign to compromise soldiers’ smartphones.

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