10 Feb 2017

DHS enhanced analysis of Grizzly Steppe election hack

DHS analysts leverage the Cyber Kill Chain model to analyze, discuss, and dissect malicious cyber activity. The phases of the Cyber Kill Chain are Reconnaissance, Weaponization, Delivery, Exploitation, Installation, Command and Control, and Actions on the Objective. This section will provide a high-level overview of GRIZZLY STEPPE activity within this

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10 Feb 2017

Hamas upgrades cyber espionage capability

“Experts say that the infrastructure behind the attacks and the way that different servers have been used to hide their source reveals that the suspected organization — known as the Gaza Cybergang Group — has upgraded its capability to a level ‘which would not embarrass countries with reasonable cyber capabilities,’

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10 Feb 2017

State-sponsored hackers targeting prominent journalists

“Some journalists getting the warnings say they suspect the hackers could be Russians looking to find incriminating emails they could leak to embarrass journalists, either by revealing alleged liberal bias or to expose the sausage-making of D.C. journalism. ‘The fact that all this started right after the election suggests to

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10 Feb 2017

Cybersecurity venture funding fell in 2016

“Venture capital firms invested roughly $3.1 billion into a record 279 cybersecurity companies last year, according to research published by CB Insights on Thursday. That figure represents a $600 million drop from 2015 to 2016. From an industry standpoint, 2016 also saw a decrease in exits — otherwise known as

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09 Feb 2017

Overcoming ‘Cyber-Fatigue’ Requires Users to Step Up for Security

“Policymakers get stuck, too: New groups of well-heeled executives convene to study the same old problem and end up issuing the same old recommendations anyway. The cybersecurity industry remains a constant presence by offering new white papers, products and services to meet these many recurring challenges, too. In broad terms,

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09 Feb 2017

‘Security alert in Brussels’ after massive blackout plunges entire centre of EU capital into darkness

“The loss of electricity across the Belgian capital has sparked terror attack fears, although the cause of the outage has not been confirmed” Source: ‘Security alert in Brussels’ after massive blackout plunges entire centre of EU capital into darkness – Mirror Online

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09 Feb 2017

Firms Increasingly Interested in Cyber Insurance

“Companies in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany are increasingly interested in taking out cyber insurance, according to a new study commissioned by insurance provider Hiscox. The cyber security readiness study, which involved 3,000 businesses from the three countries, shows that 30% of companies in Germany, 36% in

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09 Feb 2017

Iran’s cyber strategy: A case study in Saudi Arabia

“The nature of the affiliation between these groups and the Iranian government is unknown to the public, but Iran has historically used proxies in irregular warfare and terrorism. In utilizing cyber proxies, Iran would be modernizing its conventional methods by taking a page from the playbook of its ally, Russia.

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09 Feb 2017

Fast Food Chain Arby’s Acknowledges Breach

“A spokesperson for Atlanta, Ga.-based Arby’s said the company was first notified by industry partners in mid-January about a breach at some stores, but that it had not gone public about the incident at the request of the FBI. ‘Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG) was recently provided with information that prompted

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09 Feb 2017

Russian Police Arrest 9 Hacking Suspects

“Russia’s interior ministry says it has arrested nine members of a major hacking group suspected of stealing millions of dollars from Russian bank accounts. Police spokeswoman Irina Volk said in a statement on Wednesday that the nine people were arrested last month in Moscow, St. Petersburg and three other regions

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