11 Feb 2016

NATO, EU Sign Agreement on Cyberdefense Cooperation

“NATO and the European Union have signed an agreement to improve cooperation in cyberdefense, which NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called a concrete example of the two Brussels-based organizations joining forces to counter modern forms of hybrid warfare.” Source: NATO, EU Sign Agreement on Cyberdefense Cooperation – ABC News

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10 Feb 2016

Adwind RAT Bought by 1,800 Criminals and Used Against 443,000 Victims

“Security researchers from Kaspersky have revealed interesting insights about the Adwind RAT (Remote Access Trojan), its numerous clones, and its mode of operation. An RAT is a piece of malware that infects a user’s computer and secretly steals their data while also allowing a hacker in a remote location to

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09 Feb 2016

White House Wants to Revamp Cybersecurity In New $19B Plan

“The White House today proposed spending 35 percent more on IT security efforts in 2017 and announce an immediate opening for a U.S. chief information security officer.” Source: White House Wants to Revamp Cybersecurity In New $19B Plan – Defense One

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09 Feb 2016

How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioners

“The hack targets remote shut-off devices that utility companies install on air conditioners to conserve energy during peak summer periods. Many power companies offer discounts to customers if they agree to install the devices, which let the utility company remotely turn off their air conditioner when it’s hot outside and

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09 Feb 2016

Clever bank hack allowed crooks to make unlimited ATM withdrawals

“It contains more than 30 separate modules that can be tailored to the computer it’s infecting. One of the most powerful components automatically rolls back ATM transactions shortly after they’re made. As a result, people with payment cards from a compromised bank can withdraw nearly unlimited sums of money from

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09 Feb 2016

Hacker Publishes Personal Info of 20,000 FBI Agents

“While America was getting ready to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, a hacker promised he would dump online a list of more than 20,000 agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and 9,000 Department of Homeland Security officers.” Source: Hacker Publishes Personal Info of 20,000 FBI Agents | Motherboard

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08 Feb 2016

T9000 Skype backdoor malware steals audio, video, chats, screenshots, documents

“Researchers found a complex backdoor malware which targets Skype, capturing video, audio, and chat messages as well as grabbing screenshots and stealing files, before sending the data back to the attacker.” Source: T9000 Skype backdoor malware steals audio, video, chats, screenshots, documents | Network World

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08 Feb 2016

Huge rise in hack attacks as cyber-criminals target small businesses

“It seemed like just another ordinary day for staff at vehicle hire company MNH Platinum. Little did they know that the simple click of an email link was about to threaten their entire business.” Source: Huge rise in hack attacks as cyber-criminals target small businesses | Guardian Small Business Network

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06 Feb 2016

Top cybercrime ring disrupted in Moscow

Russian authorities in November raided offices associated with a Moscow film distribution and production company as part of a crackdown on one of the world’s most notorious financial hacking operations, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter. Source: Top cybercrime ring disrupted in Moscow

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05 Feb 2016

Twitter suspends 125,000 ‘terrorism’ accounts

“Twitter says it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 ‘for threatening or promoting terrorist acts’. In a blog, the US-based firm said the accounts ‘primarily related to ISIS’ (the so-called Islamic State group).” Source: Twitter suspends 125,000 ‘terrorism’ accounts – BBC News

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