Cyber Attacks/Espionage

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Malicious subtitles in popular media players could lead to remote compromise

Researchers at Check Point have discovered a flaw affecting several popular media players, which stems from how they process subtitles. If exploited, an attacker could gain remote access to the victim's system. It's estimated that...

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Be wary of fake WannaCry fixes

When the WannaCry malware hit, many users were scrambling for fixes -- but some of the proffered solutions were actually just more malware, in disguise

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China's theft of IBM's intellectual property

Guilty plea of Xu Jiaqiang an IBM employee for theft of intellectual property and economic espioange

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Companies ramp up recruiting veterans as cybersecurity urgency grows

Many veterans have the cybersecurity skills and attitude to be successful in the public sector with the right support.

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Iran espionage capabilities have a powerful bite

Look at the threat posed by IRAN to the United States and elsewhere

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DHS wargames included a scenario similar to WannaCry

In March of 2016, the Department of Homeland Security conducted a national exercise to see how the government and the private sector would react to a multi-sector cyberattack on critical infrastructure. The scenario included malware...

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Learning from the ROI of WannaCry

What the earnings indicate about enterprise security practices and unknown future attacks.

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With risk accountability, and a resilient, sustainable cyber workforce for all...

Cyber security within the public sector is at a critical juncture. The recently signed executive order on cybersecurity is a promising development.

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Shadow Brokers teases more Windows exploits and cyberespionage data

A group of hackers that previously leaked alleged NSA exploits claims to have even more attack tools, as well as intelligence gathered by the agency on foreign banks and ballistic missile programs.

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Cybercrooks fight over DDoS attack resources

As more groups get into the denial-of-service attack business they're starting to get in each other's way, according to a report released this morning. That translates into a smaller average attack size.

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8 ways to manage an internet or security crisis

IT, communications and security experts share tips on what to do when your business is hit with an IT-related disaster, such as a cyberattack, an ecommerce site crash or a software failure.

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Wanna stop WannaCrypt? Don't pay ransoms, backup data, and train employees

Top 3 things for CISOs and IT security teams to do in response to the WannaCry ransomware outbreak.

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Risks to the enterprise from the one-trick pony

Whether an adversary is highly skilled and targeting an organization or taking advantage of a black market service to make a few bucks, any threat is a threat.

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Dealing with WannaCry on Monday morning, and the days ahead

It's Monday. Across the globe organizations are likely having the same conversation: What happened? What is WannaCrypt (WannaCry)? Are we exposed? What can we do? If you're in the trenches, here's a brief outline that might help you...

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Did Kaspersky step in dog-doo?

How did Kaspersky find themselves in the cross hairs of the US intelligence community

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Microsoft patches Windows XP and Server 2003 due to WannaCrypt attacks

On Friday evening, Microsoft released patches for Windows XP, Server 2003, and Windows 8, after those systems were infected with Ransomware on Friday. WannaCrypt, a variant of WannaCry Ransomware, used previously leaked NSA tools to...

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Worldwide threat assessment - The Director National Intelligence's view

Director National Intelligence presented his state of the global threats to the United States to the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Newly elected French president raises questions in trying to dupe hackers

Emerging trend of cyber deception, revealed by Emmanuel Macron, may be a slippery slope.

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