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Russia’s FSB wanted its own IoT botnet

byDanny BradburyIf you thought the Mirai botnet was bad, what about a version under the control of Russia’s military that it could point like an electronic cannon at people it didn’t like? That’s the prospect we could face after the reported emergence of secret Russian project documents online last week.The documents, which come from hackin
Publish At:2020-03-24 09:55 | Read:285 | Comments:0 | Tags:Botnet Denial of Service Government security IoT Machine Lea

Homeland Security sued over secretive use of face recognition

byLisa VaasThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over its failure to cough up details about its use of facial recognition at airports.Along with the New York Civil Liberties Union, the powerful civil rights group filed the suit in New York on Thursday. Besides the DHS, the suit was also filed against US
Publish At:2020-03-13 08:48 | Read:227 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government security Law & order ACLU airports American Civil

Now you need a notarized document to get a .gov domain

byDanny BradburyThe US government is tightening its rules around the registration of government web domains to stop fraudsters impersonating government sites, it emerged last week.The Federal government’s General Service Administration (GSA) is responsible for the DotGov program, which handles registration of .gov domains. From tomorrow, 10 March 2020,
Publish At:2020-03-09 08:17 | Read:313 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government security Security threats Cybersecurity and Infra

Ethical hackers swarm Pentagon websites

byDanny BradburyHackers are crawling all over the US Department of Defense’s websites. Don’t worry, though: they’re white hats, and DoD officials are quite happy about the whole thing.Four years after it first invited white hat hackers to start hacking its systems, the Pentagon continues asking them to do their worst – and a report re
Publish At:2020-03-05 09:26 | Read:234 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government security Security threats bug bounties Bug Bounty

US and UK call out Russian hackers for Georgia attacks

byDanny BradburyThe US and UK governments have both accused Russia of launching a cyber attack against the Georgian government last year. The attacks, mounted on 28 October 2019, came from Russia’s notorious GRU military intelligence unit, according to announcements from the US State Department and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre.This is
Publish At:2020-02-21 10:23 | Read:279 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government security Security threats Georgia GRU nation stat

Federal CISOs Propose New Efforts to Shore Up Cybersecurity

Nearly six months removed from the OPM hack and with many government departments still reeling when it comes to security, several federal chief information security officers volunteered a handful of new ideas at last week’s Billington Cybersecurity Summit in Washington, D.C to combat future hacks and improve overall security in the private sector.One f
Publish At:2015-09-22 18:05 | Read:2653 | Comments:0 | Tags:Compliance Data Breaches Government Hacks Billington Cyberse

With MAMA, U.S. Air Force Aiming to Raise Cyber Awareness on Networks

The United States Air Force is attempting to enhance what the military service branch is calling cyber situational awareness in order to contend with “increasingly sophisticated” threats to its networks and systems.The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate announced it was soliciting white papers for a new program, dubbed MAMA, “Mission Awa
Publish At:2014-09-16 09:00 | Read:2404 | Comments:0 | Tags:Compliance Government Vulnerabilities Air Force government s

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