30 Jun 2016

Millions of Android Phones Infected With “Hummer” Trojan

“An Android Trojan dubbed ‘Hummer’ has infected millions of smartphones and experts believe the malware could have helped cybercriminals make a significant amount of money. Security researchers at China-based Cheetah Mobile have been monitoring the malware family since August 2014, but the number of infections was insignificant until mid-2015. Infections

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30 Jun 2016

This Expert Hacker Shares the Secrets to Making Your Travel Safe From Cyber Attacks

“When it comes to figuring out the logistics for business trips, booking flights and hotels, getting to those meetings on time and closing deals are top priorities. But one thing that may not be your to-do list but definitely should be is keeping your digital information safe while on the

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29 Jun 2016

Should Cyber Warfare Have Its Own Branch?

“If cyber warfare remains just a niche within military services, the U.S. will never be able to develop the talented warriors it needs. In 1947, the U.S. defense establishment finally recognized that airpower was an environment distinct and separate from sea or air. It required specialized knowledge and training, as

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29 Jun 2016

Researchers Disrupt Iranian Cyberespionage Campaign

“Researchers at Palo Alto Networks have managed to disrupt an Iran-linked cyberespionage campaign targeting governments and businesses from all around the world. The security firm reported in May that it uncovered a new malware family that had been used in espionage operations since at least 2007 by a group believed

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29 Jun 2016

Critical Flaws Expose Symantec Customers to Remote Attacks

“Symantec has released updates for more than two dozen of its products to address several critical vulnerabilities that can be exploited by remote hackers for arbitrary code execution. Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy revealed last month that he had found several serious flaws in Symantec products. The vendor managed

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29 Jun 2016

Insecurity for Cybersecurity

“But now the cybersecurity industry has reached a critical crossroads. The industry’s relative newcomers such as FireEye and Bromium are under pressure to prove they can be lasting winners or sell out as the fragmented industry gives way to consolidation. Members of the computer security old guard including Symantec, meanwhile, are scrambling

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28 Jun 2016

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas hit with POS breach

“The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Monday reported a data breach after point-of-sale (POS) malware was found on the resort’s systems. The Rock and Roll themed casino launched an investigation after receiving reports of fraudulent activity associated with payment cards used at the venue, according to the

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28 Jun 2016

Clever Attack Uses the Sound of a Computer’s Fan to Steal Data

“The attack, like all previous ones the researchers have devised for air-gapped machines, requires the targeted machine first be infected with malware—in this case, the researchers used proof-of-concept malware they created called Fansmitter, which manipulates the speed of a computer’s fans. Getting such malware onto air-gapped machines isn’t an insurmountable

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28 Jun 2016

Malware spawns botnet in 25,000 connected CCTV cameras

“Tens of thousands of security cameras are the newest recruits to an DDoS botnet, noted for its powerful and unrelenting attacks” Source: Malware spawns botnet in 25,000 connected CCTV cameras – SC Magazine UK

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28 Jun 2016

OPM Says Hack Exposed Millions More Family Members Than Previously Thought

“A historic background check breach that the Office of Personnel Management had said impacted 21.5 million individuals also compromised potentially tens of millions of additional people, according to OPM’s website.” Source: OPM Says Hack Exposed Millions More Family Members Than Previously Thought – Defense One

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