July 2016

A cyberespionage group known for targeting diplomatic and government institutions has branched out into many other industries, including aviation, broadcasting, and finance, researchers warn. Known as Patchwork, or Dropping Elephant, the group stands out not only through its use of simple scripts and ready-made attack tools, but also through its interest in Chinese foreign relations. […]

The FBI crops up frequently in cybernews these days, but this time, the story isn’t about heated disputes over smartphones or Russia. Ok… it’s a little bit about Russia. On Tuesday, President Obama signed a presidential directive officially putting the FBI in charge of responding to any and all cyberthreats. This directive gives the federal […]

Companies are still using outdated technology leaving them prone to cyber attacks, security researchers are losing their confidence, and hackers are making millions of dollars through so-called ransomware attacks. These are some of the findings detailed in Cisco’s annual report on the state of cybersecurity based on research the company obtained from customers, outside security […]

July 25, 2016 The private businesses being hit include those in the aviation, energy, financial and publishing industries. The cybergang behind the Patchwork, aka Dropping Elephant, cyberespionage campaign has expanded its reach outside of government organizations and is now hitting the private sector and it manages to cause problems even if the target does not […]

The FBI crops up frequently in cybernews these days, but this time, the story isn’t about heated disputes over smartphones or Russia. Ok… it’s a little bit about Russia. On Tuesday, President Obama signed a presidential directive officially putting the FBI in charge of responding to any and all cyberthreats. This directive gives the federal […]

A new White House directive aims to make clear the responsibilities of each federal agency in the event of a cyberattack and create a rating system to determine the severity of an attack. The Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) on United States Cyber Incident Coordination aims to clarify the federal cybersecurity incident response plan, ensuring understanding […]