28 Sep 2017

DDoS Attacks More Likely to Hit Critical Infrastructure Than APTs: Europol

“While critical infrastructure has been targeted by sophisticated threat actors, attacks that rely on commonly available and easy-to-use tools are more likely to occur, said Europol in its 2017 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA).” Source: DDoS Attacks More Likely to Hit Critical Infrastructure Than APTs: Europol | SecurityWeek.Com

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28 Sep 2017

Critical IOS Flaws Expose Cisco Devices to Remote Attacks

“Cisco has released updates for its IOS software to address more than a dozen critical and high severity vulnerabilities that expose the company’s switches and routers to remote attacks.” Source: Critical IOS Flaws Expose Cisco Devices to Remote Attacks | SecurityWeek.Com

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27 Sep 2017

Russia threatens to block Facebook over data storage

“In its latest attempt to wrest control of the internet, Russia’s communications agency on Tuesday threatened to block access to Facebook if the company refuses to store its data locally.” Source: Russia threatens to block Facebook over data storage

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27 Sep 2017

Flaws Expose FLIR Thermal Cameras to Remote Attacks

“Researchers have disclosed the details of several potentially serious vulnerabilities affecting thermal security cameras from FLIR Systems, said to be the world’s largest provider of thermal imaging cameras, components and imaging sensors.” Source: Flaws Expose FLIR Thermal Cameras to Remote Attacks | SecurityWeek.Com

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26 Sep 2017

African universities battle hacking, cyber crimes

“+1 An increasing number of cyber attacks targeting African higher education institutions and universities points to the need for more effective security and greater emphasis on university-based education and research, according to experts.” Source: African universities battle hacking, cyber crimes – Punch Newspapers

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26 Sep 2017

Report: Government Agencies Compromised in Deloitte Breach

“U.S. government agencies were among those affected by a data breach at the consultancy and accounting firm Deloitte, The Guardian newspaper reported Monday.” Source: Report: Government Agencies Compromised in Deloitte Breach – Nextgov.com

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25 Sep 2017

Breaking nuclear deal could bring hacking onslaught from Iran

“A move by President Donald Trump to discard the Obama-era nuclear deal with Tehran could bring a swift retaliation from an increasingly aggressive Iranian hacker army.” Source: Breaking nuclear deal could bring hacking onslaught from Iran – POLITICO

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25 Sep 2017

Man who planted virus in an Army computer program cost taxpayers millions

” A defense contractor was found guilty Wednesday of knowingly transmitting malicious code with the intent of causing damage to an Army computer, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina said in a statement Thursday.” Source: Man who planted virus in an Army computer program cost

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25 Sep 2017

Deloitte hit by cyber-attack revealing clients’ secret emails

“One of the world’s ‘big four’ accountancy firms has been targeted by a sophisticated hack that compromised the confidential emails and plans of some of its blue-chip clients, the Guardian can reveal. Deloitte, which is registered in London and has its global headquarters in New York, was the victim of

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22 Sep 2017

DHS tells 21 states they were Russia hacking targets before 2016 election

“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notified 21 states Friday that Russia attempted to hack their election systems before the 2016 election. In the majority of the states, the Department of Homeland Security only saw preparations for hacking, like scanning to find potential modes for attack. Voting machines are not connected to the

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