05 Jan 2018

Meltdown and Spectre: All Macs, iPhones and iPads affected

“Apple has said that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by two major flaws in computer chips. It emerged this week that tech companies have been racing to fix the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, that could allow hackers to steal data.” Source: Meltdown and Spectre: All Macs, iPhones

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04 Jan 2018

Report: Most agencies vulnerable to phishing

“Nearly half of federal agency email domains have adopted policies to collect data on unauthorized emails, a move mandated by the Department of Homeland Security in October, according to a report by cybersecurity company Agari.” Source: Report: Most agencies vulnerable to phishing

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03 Jan 2018

Critical Microprocessor Flaws Affect Nearly Every Machine

“The two attacks, called Meltdown and Spectre, can be executed on desktop machines, laptops, mobile devices, and in cloud environments. That means an attacker could steal information from other cloud customers’ systems, for example. Meltdown allows user applications to pilfer information from the operating system memory, as well a secret

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03 Jan 2018

Data Breach Affected More Than 240,000 Homeland Security Workers, IG Confirms

“Personal information about more than 247,000 Homeland Security Department employees and other people connected with the agency was compromised in 2014, the department’s internal auditor said Wednesday. In May, the Homeland Security inspector general’s office found a copy of its investigative case management system—and the reams of personal information it

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02 Jan 2018

Hacker exploits router zero-day vulnerability in efforts to build Mirai-like botnet

“Hackers are attacking hundreds of thousands of Huawei routers with variants of Mirai malware in a bid to build a massive botnet like arsenal used in global cyberattacks in 2016, according to the Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point. A zero-day vulnerability in the Huawei home router HG532 is being exploited to deliver a payload called

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02 Jan 2018

Why you’ll hear about a ‘cyber carrier’ in 2018

“For the past several years, one of the top priorities of Cyber Command was building its 133 cyber mission force teams made up of roughly 6,200 personnel from the four services.” Source: Why you’ll hear about a ‘cyber carrier’ in 2018

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26 Dec 2017

China closes more than 13,000 websites in past three years

“China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules and the vast majority of people support government efforts to clean up cyberspace, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday.” Source: China closes more than 13,000 websites in past three years

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26 Dec 2017

Russian hackers targeted more than 200 journalists globally

“Russian television anchor Pavel Lobkov was in the studio getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had just been published to the web.” Source: Russian hackers targeted more than 200 journalists globally

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21 Dec 2017

Romanian hackers infiltrated 65% of DC outdoor surveillance cameras for extortion

“Two Romanian hackers infiltrated nearly two-thirds of the outdoor surveillance cameras in Washington, DC, as part of an extortion scheme, according to federal court documents.” Source: Romanian hackers infiltrated 65% of DC outdoor surveillance cameras for extortion – CNNPolitics

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21 Dec 2017

Lawmaker Tasks DHS With Finding a ‘Balance’ on Encryption

“There’s a middle ground between personal privacy and effective law enforcement, Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul says.” Source: Lawmaker Tasks DHS With Finding a ‘Balance’ on Encryption – Nextgov

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