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31 May 2016

Why Lifting Nuclear Sanctions Will Increase Challenges for the Targets of Iran’s Cyber Capabilities

Executive Summary The lifting of nuclear sanctions placed on the Islamic Republic of Iran based on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has ensured the unfreezing of approximately $150 billion in ready assets, opening of long-term trade partnerships (already extended by several nations), and lifting of technology transfer sanctions.

23 May 2016

FBI Warns of Wireless Keystroke Logger Disguised as USB Device Charger

“KeySweeper is a covert device that resembles a functional Universal Serial Bus (USB) enabled device charger which conceals hardware capable of harvesting keystrokes from certain wireless keyboards. If placed strategically in an office or other location where individuals might use wireless devices, a malicious cyber actor could potentially harvest personally

10 May 2016

Business email hack almost costs Washington casino $1,000,000.00 – other casinos at risk

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued an alert to law enforcement regarding a business email hack that nearly resulted in the theft of $1m USD from an Indian casino in the state of Washington. The FBI warns that other casinos are potentially at risk given that the spearphishing attack

09 May 2016

Smart Farming May Increase Cyber Targeting Against US Food and Agriculture Sector

The FBI and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) assess the Food and Agriculture (FA) Sector is increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks as farmers become more reliant on digitized data. While precision agriculture technology (a.k.a. smart farming)a reduces farming costs and increases crop yields, farmers need to be aware of

09 May 2016

Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector Cyberdependencies

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (DHS OCIA) produces cyberdependency papers to address emerging risks to critical infrastructure and provide increased awareness of the threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences of those risks to the Homeland. This note informs infrastructure and cybersecurity analysts about the potential consequences

09 May 2016

FBI Report on Significant Events in Domestic Extremism for 2015

The following 19 incidents and disrupted plots are derived from data collected by the FBI. These events, conducted by individuals inspired by a political or social agenda without foreign direction, are criminal in nature and caused, or could have reasonably led to death, grievous harm, or financial losses of at

07 May 2016

Anarchist Extremist Violence Targeting US Banks a Persistent Threat

The DHS and FBI have released an intelligence bulletin regarding the potential for anarchists to attack U.S. banks during the upcoming political conventions. According to the alert: DHS I&A, the FBI, and DSAC assess anarchist extremists are likely to continue targeting the financial services sector based on a review of

07 May 2016

Analysis of ISIL-Inspired Activity in the United States

This Reference Aid provides an overview of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)-associated activity in the United States between January 2014 and December 2015 linked to US persons (USPERs) assessed to be inspired by the group. This analysis is derived exclusively from open source material, including criminal complaints

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