March 29, 2016 Version numbers are hardcoded in Backdoor.Dripion, indicating that attackers can update their code. A new back door trojan, so far only used in Taiwan, created to siphon information has been detected by Symantec researchers. Backdoor.Dripion has been used only in a small number of targeted attacks, but based on previous iterations, Symantec […]

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A WARNING has been issued by Action Fraud – the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau – after several businesses were targeted by scammers. Businesses reported receiving online extortion demands via email from scammers threatening a cyber attack. The scammers, who called themselves the ‘RepKiller Team’, demanded payment of between £300 and £500 in Bitcoins by a […]

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COLUMBIA, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tenable Network Security, Inc., a global leader transforming security technology for the business needs of tomorrow, revealed today that overall security confidence was higher for organizations leveraging the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (Cybersecurity Framework), according to findings from the Trends in Security Framework […]

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By Joanna Carver Public Affairs Specialist (March 28, 2016) — Ahmad Taha, assistant professor of electrical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a $30,000 grant to support his top-tier research to detect and halt cyber threats to electrical grids. Taha’s work will focus on smart grids, Internet-enabled devices that […]

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How to Choose the Right Cyber Threat Intelligence Provider SurfWatch Labs • March 28, 2016   Threat intelligence helps organizations become more proactive in their cybersecurity efforts. But not all threat intelligence is created equal. Traditional threat intelligence is tactical in nature, helping defenders more quickly respond to existing threats in your network. But… read […]

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The cybersecurity labor market is suffering a severe workforce shortage. By 2019, the demand for talent is estimated to be about 6 million jobs, with a projected shortfall of at least 1.5 million skilled workers, according to Symantec’s CEO Michael Brown. In July 2015, the U.S. State of Cybercrime report from PwC, CSO, the CERT […]

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PROVO — Deep in the basement of the Crabtree Technology Building at Brigham Young University, a team of students works to hack into the university’s servers. However, these are not the stereotypical “hackers” and they are not doing anything illegal. These students are part of the award-winning Cybersecurity Research Lab and they are performing important […]

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DANIEL ZWERDLING, HOST: We’ve been talking about terrorism a lot this evening, and now we’re going to focus on what you might call a non-violent version, cyber warfare. Just last week, the Justice Department indicted seven hackers tied to the Iranian government. Officials said they broke into major U.S. banks a few years ago and […]

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