28 Feb 2017

Boeing Employee Emails 36,000 Coworkers’ Personal Info to Spouse

“Boeing has started notifying the 36,000 employees whose personal information was mistakenly leaked via email, according to Threatpost.” Source: Boeing Employee Emails 36,000 Coworkers’ Personal Info to Spouse – Nextgov.com

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27 Feb 2017

Sweden to scale up cyberwar defense funding

“Plans to reinforce spending on cyberwarfare defense programs comes as the National Defence Radio Establishment, the Swedish Defense Forces’ central signals intelligence wing also known as FRA, warns of increasingly aggressive cyber-based assaults by state-backed foreign powers. The warning by the FRA is contained in the organization’s 2016 report. The agency

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27 Feb 2017

Internet of Things Teddy Bear Leaked 2 Million Parent and Kids Message Recordings

“A company that sells ‘smart’ teddy bears leaked 800,000 user account credentials—and then hackers locked it and held it for ransom. “ Source: Internet of Things Teddy Bear Leaked 2 Million Parent and Kids Message Recordings – Motherboard

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27 Feb 2017

Pentagon Launches Open-Source Coding Experiment

“The Defense Department this week launched Code.mil, a public site that will eventually showcase unclassified code written by federal employees. Citizens will be able to use that code for personal and public projects. Code written by government employees can be shared with the public because that material usually isn’t covered

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26 Feb 2017

Treason charges against Russian cyber experts linked to seven-year-old accusations

“Treason charges brought in December against two Russian state security officers and a cyber-security expert in Moscow relate to allegations made by a Russian businessman seven years ago, according to the businessman and a source connected with the investigation. They said the arrests concern allegations that the suspects passed secrets

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25 Feb 2017

Security error leaves NY airport servers unprotected for a year

“The 760 GB of exposed data included TSA letters of investigation, social security numbers, internal airport schematics and emails, according to Chris Vickery, lead researcher from MacKeeper Security Center. He’d discovered the lapse, noting that the backup drive ‘was, in essence, acting as a public web server.’ If someone had

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24 Feb 2017

Cyber isn’t all that special, says NSA chief

“Don’t be intimated by the technical aspects of cyber, he told conference attendees. ‘Don’t make this thing so specialized, so unique, so different that it just gets pushed to the side. That will sub-optimize our ability to execute cyber operations, and quite frankly it will minimize or at least negatively

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24 Feb 2017

Hackers explain motivation, go-to techniques in new ‘Black Report’

“Pogue gathered his insights into a 50-page ‘Black Report,’ believing a look into the minds of the attackers can help inform how companies should most effectively provision resources to improve their security posture. Assembling a basic profile of pentesters based on their self-images, education levels and employment, Pogue then delved

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24 Feb 2017

Hacker Shows How Easy It Is To Hack People While Walking Around in Public

“From smartphones to connected printers and even coffee makers, most of these IoT devices have good intentions and can connect to your company’s network without a problem. However, as the Internet of Things (IoT) devices are growing at a great pace, they continue to widen the attack surface at the

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24 Feb 2017

Serious Bug Exposes Sensitive Data From Millions Sites Sitting Behind CloudFlare

“A severe security vulnerability has been discovered in the CloudFlare content delivery network that has caused big-name websites to expose private session keys and other sensitive data. CloudFlare, a content delivery network (CDN) and web security provider that helps optimize safety and performance of over 5.5 Million websites on the

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