A remote access trojan (RAT) known as Hacker’s Door has resurfaced in active infections after being seen the last time in 2004-2005. According to experts at Cylance, who spotted the recent Hacker’s Door infections, the malware “was signed with a stolen certificate, known to be used by the Winnti APT group,” meaning the new version […]

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Every day, it seems, news of another cyber breach emerges. From huge entertainment companies to credit agencies to fast-food operations, cyber attackers are doing their dirty work and putting the public at risk. Name a company—Sony, Experian, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Arby’s, Saks Fifth Avenue—and it has been victimized. The implications are staggering—recent disclosures show […]

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Lately the world has been ending a lot. An earthquake in Mexico. A rain bomb in Houston. Blood in Barcelona and wildfires in wine country. A madman in Sin City and madness in Mogadishu. Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un lobbing insults and vowing to lob missiles. Spit-shined fascists in European capitals grabbing at the levers […]

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North Korea has dominated the headlines in recent weeks, as international tension climbs over the country’s nuclear aspirations and capabilities. In the cyber realm alone, it has been reported that the country’s hackers stole U.S.-South Korean military contingency plans, when South Korean officials mistakenly exposed their own internal military network by connecting it to the internet. […]

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Computer security makes use of many skill setsHero Images/Getty By Douglas Heaven Studying music? Good news, you may have the skills to work in cybersecurity. An online training platform launching next week in the UK – with the backing of Robert Hannigan, the former director of the country’s GCHQ intelligence agency – is designed to […]

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Just in time for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Reps. Tom Graves, R–Georgia, and Kyrsten Sinema, D–Arizona, introduced a revised version of the Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act, which would allow companies to access computers that don’t belong to them in the name of self-defense. Josephine Wolff explains (again!) why “hacking back” is the worst cybersecurity policy […]

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Despite the rise of ransomware and other malicious attacks, 44% of companies worldwide said they do not have an overall information security strategy, according to the 2018 Global State of Information Security Survey from PwC. Further, 48% of the 9,500 executives surveyed across 120 countries said they do not have an employee security awareness training […]

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Cyber espionage attacks by nation states against Australia are expected to increase in both number and sophistication over the coming years, the country’s domestic spy agency has warned. The “relatively low cost” and “plausible deniability” on offer from such attacks will lure more malicious actors to conduct cyber espionage campaigns, ASIO said in its annual report […]

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Israel unearthed attempts from within a global civilian cyber security company to steal United States government secrets for Russia, The New York Times reported last Wednesday. Last month the US government ordered all its branches to remove any software from Russian-based cyber security giant Kaspersky Lab, accusing the firm of ties to Moscow’s intelligence apparatus. […]

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The attack group has launched several campaigns against maritime and defence contractors. Image: iStock An espionage group is launching cyber attacks against organisations in the maritime and defence sectors in what’s highly likely to be an effort to steal confidential information and research data. Dubbed Leviathan, the group has been active… read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/mysterious-cyber-espionage-campaign-uses-torpedo-lure-to-trick-you-into-downloading-malware/

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