16 May 2017

Ransomware attack ‘like having a Tomahawk missile stolen’, says Microsoft boss

“The massive ransomware attack that caused damage across the globe over the weekend should be a ‘wake-up call’ for governments, the president of Microsoft has said.” Source: Ransomware attack ‘like having a Tomahawk missile stolen’, says Microsoft boss | Technology | The Guardian

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16 May 2017

GSA Tech Office Launches Bug Bounty Program

“The cybersecurity company that ran a bug bounty program for the Army and is running ongoing programs for the Pentagon and Air Force will run a similar program for the government’s technology user experience wing, that office announced Friday.” Source: GSA Tech Office Launches Bug Bounty Program – Nextgov.com

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15 May 2017

Future of drones is small and cheap

“Intelligence might be one of if not the most coveted asset for commanders of all stripes. While combatant commanders and other strategic leaders are always in need of more intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, so is the case for field commanders on the ground with small units. As such, the desire

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15 May 2017

Cyber attack hits 200,000 in at least 150 countries: Europol chief

“Friday’s cyber attack hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries and that number could grow when people return to work on Monday (May 15), the head of the European Union’s police agency said on Sunday.” Source: Cyber attack hits 200,000 in at least 150 countries: Europol chief, Europe News

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15 May 2017

The Twitter Bots Who Tried to Steal France

“To the French electorate, last Friday’s eleventh-hour dump of hacked Emmanuel Macron documents was a snoozer. Voters yawned Macron into the presidency with nearly twice the votes of his far-right opponent Marie Le Pen. But if you’d weighed the import of MacronLeaks by the social media reaction you’d think it

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15 May 2017

Ransomware’s Aftershocks Feared as U.S. Warns of Complexity

“The components of the global cyberattack that seized hundreds of thousands of computer systems last week may be more complex than originally believed, a Trump administration official said Sunday, and experts warned that the effects of the malicious software could linger for some time.” Source: Ransomware’s Aftershocks Feared as U.S.

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15 May 2017

WikiLeaks Reveals ‘AfterMidnight’ & ‘Assassin’ CIA Windows Malware Frameworks

“When the world was dealing with the threat of the self-spreading WannaCry ransomware, WikiLeaks released a new batch of CIA Vault 7 leaks, detailing two apparent CIA malware frameworks for the Microsoft Windows platform.” Source: WikiLeaks Reveals ‘AfterMidnight’ & ‘Assassin’ CIA Windows Malware Frameworks

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15 May 2017

Cyber Security Experts: Russia Disproportionately Targeted by Malware

“Countries across the globe scrambled to respond to a malicious ‘ransomware’ virus, as internet security watchdogs said the attack had disproportionately targeted Russia.” Source: Cyber Security Experts: Russia Disproportionately Targeted by Malware

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13 May 2017

Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale

“A cyber-attack that hit organisations worldwide including the UK’s National Health Service was ‘unprecedented’, Europe’s police agency says. Europol also warned a ‘complex international investigation’ was required ‘to identify the culprits’. Ransomware encrypted data on at least 75,000 computers in 99 countries on Friday. Payments were demanded for access to

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13 May 2017

Ransomware attack reveals breakdown in US intelligence protocols

“The attack that temporarily crippled the NHS in Britain and dozens of other institutions across Europe and Russia reveals the failure of the US government’s protocols for warning software developers and the private sector about system vulnerabilities, a cyber-security expert told the Guardian.” Source: Ransomware attack reveals breakdown in US

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