01 Jan 2017

OSCE Confirms ‘Major’ Cyber Attack

“The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, an international election and war monitor, said Wednesday it had become the latest global institution to suffer a ‘major’ cyber attack. The Vienna-based OSCE has its origins in the Cold War but after 1991 it expanded and now has 57 member states

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01 Jan 2017

Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say

“A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to U.S. officials.” Source: Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say – The Washington Post

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01 Jan 2017

North Korea hackers could ‘paralyse’ US Pacific Command with targeted cyberattack

“A full-scale targeted cyberattack launched by North Korea hackers could potentially ‘paralyse’ the US Pacific Command (US PACOM) control centre, warned a report issued out by a South Korean state-run agency. South Korea defence experts reportedly believe that rival North’s alleged growing cyber capabilities could potentially cause widespread damage to

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29 Dec 2016

DHS-FBI Joint Analysis Report on GRIZZLY STEPPE Russian Malicious Cyber Activity

“This Joint Analysis Report (JAR) is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This document provides technical details regarding the tools and infrastructure used by the Russian civilian and military intelligence Services (RIS) to compromise and exploit networks

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29 Dec 2016

Russia sanctions announced by White House

“President Barack Obama took unprecedented steps Thursday retaliating against what the administration described as ‘Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,’ including sanctioning six Russian individuals and five Russian entities as well as ordering Russian diplomats to leave the country. This is the first time the names of Russian officials involved in the

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29 Dec 2016

InterContinental investigates possible payment card breach

” IHG investigates possible data hack   18 Hours Ago | 00:32 InterContinental Hotels Group said on Wednesday it is investigating claims of a possible payment card breach at some of its hotels in the United States. The hotel chain had hired a computer security firm to help with the investigation

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28 Dec 2016

U.S. accuses Chinese citizens of hacking law firms, insider trading

“Three Chinese citizens have been criminally charged in the United States with trading on confidential corporate information obtained by hacking into networks and servers of law firms working on mergers, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.” Source: U.S. accuses Chinese citizens of hacking law firms, insider trading | Reuters

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27 Dec 2016

Hackers Set Up Ad-Watching Network to Make $3M to $5M Daily

“Hackers built an elaborate network of robot browsers to view video ads, making the group behind it approximately $3 million to $5 million every 24 hours, according to a report. Security firm White Ops released a report on a bot farm named Methbot, which it called ‘the largest and most

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26 Dec 2016

We Must Prepare Ourselves for the Cyberwars of the Future

“All future wars will begin as cyberwars. Cyberattacks and online disinformation campaigns will define the next generation of conflict, and they will unfold silently, invisibly and relatively inexpensively. The threat is real, but we are equipped with the means to keep the cyberpeace. It’s now incumbent on policymakers and tech

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26 Dec 2016

Indian Government asks banks to share IT breach info within 2 hrs – Times of India

“The government has sounded an alert with all the top banks, including State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, ICICI and HDFC, and instructed them to inform about any breach in their IT systems within 120 minutes as the firewall against cyber hackers is strengthened in view of the large

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