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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

07 May 2016

Brian Michael Jenkins on 40 Years of Terrorism

Brian Michael Jenkins provides perspective from 40 years of countering terrorism. “Terrorism is violence or the threat of violence that’s calculated to create an atmosphere of fear and alarm that will cause people to exaggerate the threat posed by the terrorists and the importance of their cause.”

13 Apr 2016

Common Cyber Threats to Universities

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) assesses with high confidence that cyber threat actors routinely target universities, for the purposes of financial gain, notoriety, or entertainment, and often to gain access to personally identifiable information (PII) and/or sensitive research. MS-ISAC believes universities are inherently more vulnerable to cyber

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