October 2018

US, Canadian organizations in crosshairs of group with apparent links to a Chinese military hacking unit that wreaked havoc several years ago. Several US organizations appear to be victims of a widespread data reconnaissance campaign involving malware last associated with Comment Crew aka APT1, a Chinese military-linked group that is believed responsible for stealing data […]

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The U.S. Department of Justice has called “sextortion” the most important and fastest-growing cyberthreat to children Sextortion involves a teen voluntarily sending an explicit image of themselves to someone, Often a boyfriend or girlfriend or someone they are romantically interested in. The person receiving the image then threatens to share it if their demands are […]

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BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Digital Immunity, LLC, an IQT Portfolio company that is revolutionizing cyber-threat protection and bridging the gap between real-time threat prevention and 24/7, mission critical environments, today announced the release of DI Protect Version 2.0. DI Protect V2 and DI Server Protect V2 are Microsoft Windows based cybersecurity software products that deliver true threat […]

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20% of cybersecurity professionals are women. Here’s why and how more women can pursue this burgeoning field | Credit: Getty Royalty Free October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and there’s no better time for women to start gaining and leveraging that awareness. Because of the massive shortage of cybersecurity professionals today, it’s more critical than ever […]

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McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today at MPOWER 2018 released a report announcing the discovery of a new cyber espionage campaign targeting South Korea, the United States and Canada. The new campaign uses a data reconnaissance implant last used in 2010 by the hacker group APT1, or Comment Crew, a Chinese military-affiliated group accused of […]

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Missing dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was at the heart of an “online army” of Saudi activists fighting a misinformation cyberwar, according to friends who fear he may have been targeted because of his support.  Mr Khashoggi, who disappeared after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul more than two weeks ago, recently gave $5000 to “Geish al-Nahla” or the […]

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Eset, a top IT security software company, has uncovered a new cyber threat focuses on espionage and reconnaissance, quite possibly in preparation for future cybersabotage attacks. Named GreyEnergy by Eset, this threat actor is a successor to the BlackEnergy APT group, a company statement said. BlackEnergy has been terrorizing Ukraine for years and rose to […]

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Cyber-attacks have become recurrent with major corporate giants falling prey to criminal hackers. The recent Facebook (FB – Free Report) security breach has been the talk of the town since September, when the company announced that accounts of about 50 million users were hacked. Last week, Facebook reported  that the graveness of the attack was […]

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