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US Bans the Use of Kaspersky Software in Federal Agencies

We are living through one of the most precarious moments in international relations of the last several years. Threats of commercial warfare, espionage, and sanctions are constantly threatening to polarize two major world powers — the United States and Russia — and embroil them in perpetual conflict. This can no doubt have huge — and serious — consequences i
Publish At:2017-09-14 13:35 | Read:151 | Comments:0 | Tags:News cyberwarfare kaspersky russia

Cybersecurity Debate on the Agenda at the G20

In today’s geopolitical moment, attacks against the privacy of large companies and individuals have become one of the great dangers of life online. Many large organizations have yearly budgets in the millions for security programs and protocols to secure their networks. Ostensibly, they are shielding their customers’ data, but it is also an investment
Publish At:2017-07-10 13:55 | Read:245 | Comments:0 | Tags:News cybersecurity cyberwarfare g20

WannaCry vs. Petya: Keys to Ransomware Effectiveness

By Daniel MiesslerWith WannaCry and now Petya we’re beginning to see how and why the new strain of ransomware worms are evolving and growing far more effective than previous versions.I think there are 3 main factors: Propagation, Payload, and Payment.*Propagation: You ideally want to be able to spread using as many different types of techniques a
Publish At:2017-06-29 06:35 | Read:261 | Comments:0 | Tags:#WannaCry cyber attack cybersecurity cyberwar cyberwarfare d

The US Cyberwarfare Campaign Against North Korea’s Nuclear Program

North Korea launched this weekend another medium- range missile in just over a week of the previous test, this time with success. The beef between the North Korean regime and the US is so thick, you’d need to slow roast it for the better part of a day just to get it tender. The two world powers find themselves in a political game of chicken once again as Ki
Publish At:2017-05-24 11:35 | Read:457 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security cyberwarfare Malware technology

Pentagon: The Next Major War Will Be Fought with Cyberweapons

  The alleged hacking of the last US elections by the Russian government, the anonymous cyberattack that hit the Ukrainian power grid in 2015, the Stuxnet virus that sabotaged the Iranian nuclear program in 2010 — such events serve as a reminder that the next form of international conflict will be heavily dependent on cyberweapons. William Roper, direct
Publish At:2017-04-25 23:10 | Read:452 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology cyberespionage cyberwarfare

Moving threat landscape: The reality beyond the cyberwarfare

It started quietly as a probability not a reality. Now within months cyberwarfare has become a reality plausible as the air we breathe. The revelation of governments hacking units has brought light for a new domain of conflict: Cyberwarfare. Once a secret these government agencies were public revealed like the Equation Group as well as the tailored access op
Publish At:2017-04-18 15:45 | Read:637 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Security critical infras

China-based ‘Cloud Hopper’ Campaign Targets MSPs and Cloud Services

A new report by PwC UK and BAE Systems has revealed a sophisticated cyber campaign “of unprecedented size and scale” targeting managed IT service providers (MSPs). The campaign, dubbed Operation Cloud Hopper, was motivated by espionage and information gathering, as evidenced by the attackers’ choice of high value and low profile targets. The authors of the r
Publish At:2017-04-07 15:10 | Read:2561 | Comments:0 | Tags:News cyberespionage cyberwarfare targeted attacks Cloud

The Russian Government Uses Known Black Hat for Cyberespionage

Evgeniy M. Bogachev is in his early thirties and lives a comfortable life among his collection of luxury cars in a small resort city on the shores of the Black Sea. He is the most-wanted cybercriminal in the world, and the FBI is offering 3 million dollars for his capture. The US accuses Bogachev of having created a global botnet composed of infected compute
Publish At:2017-04-04 16:15 | Read:2258 | Comments:0 | Tags:News cyberespionage cyberwarfare russia

Israel's Cyber Sector Blooms in the Desert

A modern metropolis rising from Israel's Negev desert stands on the frontline of a global war against hacking and cyber crime, fulfilling an ambition of the country's founding father. David Ben Gurion famously said he wanted to make the Negev bloom. Today, in the streets of Beersheba, a city of 200,000, his dream is taking shape in a form he likely did not a
Publish At:2016-01-30 18:10 | Read:1324 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Management & Strategy

Chinese Soldiers Linked to US Military Hacking Case: Media

Two Chinese soldiers were "co-conspirators" in a plot to steal US military secrets, including designs for the F-35 stealth fighter and other warplanes, a Canadian newspaper reported Tuesday. The unnamed pair allegedly worked with a recent immigrant to Canada now facing extradition to the United States to identify and raid secure databases of US military con
Publish At:2016-01-20 05:00 | Read:655 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime

Password Hacks as Simple as 1-2-3-4-5-6

Even after tens of millions of people had online accounts hacked, many Internet users still rely on easily guessed passwords. A report released by the online security firm SplashData on Tuesday found the most commonly used by global Internet users were "123456" and "password" in 2015 -- unchanged since 2011. The fifth annual report by SplashData was compil
Publish At:2016-01-20 05:00 | Read:484 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY

Ukraine Accuses Russia of Cyber Attack on Kiev Airport

Ukrainian authorities reported over the weekend that a piece of malware had been discovered on the networks of the Boryspil international airport in Kiev.According to a statement published on the airport’s website, Boryspil’s IT team found a sample of the BlackEnergy malware on a workstation in the airport’s computer network. The threat was reportedly neutra
Publish At:2016-01-18 16:50 | Read:732 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY

White House, US Tech Giants to Discuss Fighting Terror

The White House's top security officials are to meet with leading Internet companies in Silicon Valley Friday in an effort to build cooperation against terrorism. High on the agenda will be how to make it harder for terror groups to use the Internet to recruit supporters and to use technologies like encryption to mask their activities, according to the agen
Publish At:2016-01-08 21:45 | Read:718 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY

US Ramps Up War on IS Propaganda, Recruitment

The White House intensified efforts Friday to fight propaganda and recruitment by extremist groups such as the Islamic State, announcing a new task force and pressing Silicon Valley to help out. The renewed push comes in response to frustration that the IS group has managed to lure and recruit followers in Europe and the United States to launch deadly attac
Publish At:2016-01-08 21:45 | Read:689 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY

Pentagon Award to Recognize US Drone Operators

The US military will create a new way to recognize drone operators and other service members who contribute to America's fighting efforts from afar. According to a Pentagon memo due out Thursday, the military will introduce a new "R" designation -- known as a "device" -- that can be attached to medals given to drone operators and other non-combat troops, suc
Publish At:2016-01-07 09:35 | Read:674 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY

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