28 Mar 2017

FBI Warns Medical Offices: Exposed FTP Servers are a Target

“The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is telling medical and dental offices to lock down any File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers in their environments, warning that cyber criminals are searching for exposed FTP servers as a pathway to sensitive networks and protected health information (PHI).” Source: FBI Warns Medical Offices: Exposed

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27 Mar 2017

This Is How Russian Hackers Will Attack the US Next

“Russia has been the subject of much American press speculation this spring, as questions and suspicions swirl regarding its involvement in alleged hacks during the U.S. presidential election. While the details of these specific attacks remain unclear, what is clear is the danger posed by the superpower’s well-established hacking prowess. The question is

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22 Mar 2017

(LEAD) S. Korean military says hacking threats growing

“Hacking attempts on the South Korean military’s computer networks have markedly increased this month amid strained ties with China and North Korea’s continued belligerence, the defense authorities said Tuesday.” Source: (LEAD) S. Korean military says hacking threats growing

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20 Mar 2017

Cisco Finds Zero-Day Vulnerability in ‘Vault 7’ Leak

“Cisco has warned customers that the Vault 7 files obtained by WikILeaks contain information on a critical vulnerability affecting many of the company’s switches. Patches are not available, but Cisco has provided some mitigation advice.” Source: Cisco Finds Zero-Day Vulnerability in ‘Vault 7’ Leak | SecurityWeek.Com

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20 Mar 2017

How Russia adapted KGB ‘active measures’ to cyber operations, Part I

“When referring to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, the media often refers to Russian hacking, information warfare or influence operations. But the title of Monday’s hearing references ‘active measures.’” Source: How Russia adapted KGB ‘active measures’ to cyber operations, Part I – Fifth Domain | Cyber

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20 Mar 2017

The New Handbook For Cyberwar Is Being Written By Russia

“‘It’s not that the Russians are doing something others can’t do,’ a US intelligence officer said. ‘It’s that Russian hackers are willing to go there, to experiment and carry out attacks that others countries would back away from.’” Source: The New Handbook For Cyberwar Is Being Written By Russia –

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17 Mar 2017

The New Administration’s Cyber Stance

“During his first press conference since being elected, Donald Trump pledged to launch a ‘major review on hacking’ within his first 90 days in office, declaring, ‘we have no defense’ and ‘we’re run by people that don’t know what they’re doing.’ Weeks into his presidency, Trump is working to make

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16 Mar 2017

North Korean hacking group ‘Lazarus’ blamed for spate of international cyberattacks

“A North Korean hacking group known as Lazarus was likely behind a recent cyber campaign targeting organisations in 31 countries, following high-profile attacks on Bangladesh Bank, Sony and South Korea, cyber security firm Symantec Corporation said on Wednesday.” Source: North Korean hacking group ‘Lazarus’ blamed for spate of international cyberattacks

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16 Mar 2017

Attacks on U.S.-linked Polish sites back higher cyber spending

“Several Polish municipalities that have hosted U.S. troops under a planned NATO operation suffered cyber attacks in January, a senior government official told Reuters, saying it highlighted the need for Poland’s sharp increase in cyber-defense spending.” Source: Attacks on U.S.-linked Polish sites back higher cyber spending: minister | Reuters

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16 Mar 2017

Here’s How Russian Agents Hacked 500 Million Yahoo Users

“The conspiracy, laid out in an indictment in Federal Court in San Francisco, reveals the internal workings of Russia’s state cyber-spying regime, implicated in alleged attempts to influence the U.S. election last year. Increasingly, it’s a system that capitalizes on a vast and talented pool of Russian-speaking cyber criminals, blurring

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