19 Jul 2017

FedEx said TNT Petya attack financial hit will be material, some systems won’t come back

“FedEx said that it may not be able to recover all the systems affected by the Petya cyberattack and that the financial hit is unknown but ‘it is likely that it will be material’ since the company didn’t have cyber insurance.” Source: FedEx said TNT Petya attack financial hit will

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18 Jul 2017

WhatsApp censorship fears as app features blocked in China

“WhatsApp users in China have reported problems with the messaging app sparking fears the service could have been blocked by authorities following Liu Xiaobo’s death in prison. “ Source: WhatsApp censorship fears as app features blocked in China

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18 Jul 2017

Justice Department: 2 Iranians charged with hacking into Vermont software companies

“The Department of Justice announced indictments against two Iranians for hacking a software company in Vermont.” Source: Justice Department: 2 Iranians charged with hacking into Vermont software companies

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14 Jul 2017

Senator: Power plants vulnerable to cyberattack

“U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says New York state’s power plants are vulnerable to cyberattacks and that Washington must do more to ensure their security. The Democrat said Wednesday that he has written to the secretaries of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy seeking an update

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14 Jul 2017

Facebook, Google obliged to decrypt online messages to help Government fight terrorism

“Social media giants like Facebook and Google will face new laws to compel them to help Australian security agencies get access to encrypted messages from suspected terrorists and other criminals. Key points: George Brandis says laws will help with investigations into paedophile networks, organised crime Security expert warns against ‘building

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14 Jul 2017

Cyberwarfare has taken a new turn. Yes, it’s time to worry.

“Russia now appears to be using Ukraine as more than a testing ground for cyberwar — it is demonstrating its ability to disrupt faith in public institutions. While the resulting crises after a cyber-event risk inadvertent escalation, the real danger is the erosion of cyber norms. With each new cyber-disruption,

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14 Jul 2017

US Army Looking to Integrate Network Soldiers with Tactical Units

“Bringing network-attack-and-defense skills to tactical units is the next step in the evolution of U.S. Army cyber capabilities, the head of the service’s Cyber Command said.” Source: US Army Looking to Integrate Network Soldiers with Tactical Units – Defense One

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13 Jul 2017

Which countries are most exposed to cyber threats, surveillance?

“Cybersecurity experts often talk about the level of exposure, or the amount of ‘attack surface,’ when describing security vulnerabilities and cyber risks. Both factors affect the likelihood that an individual or organization will fall victim to either widespread internet threats, such as WannaCry, or to more targeted threats, such as

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12 Jul 2017

DoD sends industry its cyber wish list

“The Pentagon’s Department of Defense, Rapid Reaction Technology Office, which looks to develop prototypes and host technology demonstrations to counter emerging and anticipated threats, has issued a special notice to industry this week announcing its intention to conduct a solutions meeting to support the Cyber Science and Technology Community of

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12 Jul 2017

Over 14 Million Verizon Customers’ Data Exposed On Unprotected AWS Server

“Verizon, the major telecommunications provider, has suffered a data security breach with over 14 million US customers’ personal details exposed on the Internet after NICE Systems, a third-party vendor, mistakenly left the sensitive users’ details open on a server. Chris Vickery, researcher and director of cyber risk research at security

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