Cyber Espionage

Cyber commander expresses concerns to Senate over ISIS capabilities

Cyber commander expresses concerns to Senate over ISIS capabilities

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One of the many possible cyber scenarios keeping U.S. commanders awake at night is having the Islamic State develop the capability to alter sensitive information that could endanger American forces.

New cyberespionage trojan spreading in Taiwan

New cyberespionage trojan spreading in Taiwan

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A new back door trojan created to siphon information has been detected by Symantec researchers.

Terrorists hardly use the dark web - report

Terrorists hardly use the dark web - report

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A report finds terrorists are largely uninterested in using readily available communication methods found on the dark web.

Defense Secretary used personal email for official business

Defense Secretary used personal email for official business

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter used his personal email account to conduct official business until December 2015, according to documents revealed from a Freedom of Information Act request.

Chinese national pleads guilty to hacking into defense contractors

Chinese national pleads guilty to hacking into defense contractors

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A Chinese citizen pleaded guilty yesterday to participating in a conspiracy to hack into the computer systems of several major U.S. defense manufacturers.

OMB FISMA report: 77K cyber incidents against U.S. govt.

OMB FISMA report: 77K cyber incidents against U.S. govt.

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U.S. government attempts to fend off millions of cybersecurity threats each year, according to a report released by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

NIST releases updated telework guidance

NIST releases updated telework guidance

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released draft guidance for telework protocol, an update to the federal agency's initial documents drafted in 2009.

DARPA as the model for military cyber innovation

DARPA as the model for military cyber innovation

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U.S. officials expect successful cooperation with the private sector will bear little resemblance to a traditional recruiting model.

RSA 2016: Future of cyberespionage

RSA 2016: Future of cyberespionage

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Security researchers laid out potential scenarios for the future of cyberespionage on Wednesday at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.

Is an NSA algorithm really killing 'thousands of innocent people'...probably not

Is an NSA algorithm really killing 'thousands of innocent people'...probably not

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The NSA's SKYNET program earned some unwanted attention after a report said the agency's machine learning algorithm is inadequate.

Panel approves Cobert as nominee for OPM director

Panel approves Cobert as nominee for OPM director

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The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved Beth Cobert as nominee for director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

NSA reorg could strengthen defense ops

NSA reorg could strengthen defense ops

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The National Security Agency unveiled an ambitious reorganization that pulls together the agency's offensive and defensive operations.

BBB warns of fake OPM notification letters

BBB warns of fake OPM notification letters

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The Better Business Bureau posted a notice to help potential victims of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach and others determine whether letters claiming to be from the OPM are legitimate.

Microsoft will notify users of state-sponsored hacking attempts

Microsoft will notify users of state-sponsored hacking attempts

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Microsoft unveiled a revised policy to inform users when it believes an account has been targeted by state-sponsored hackers.

China, US signal a cyber policy 'arms race'

China, US signal a cyber policy 'arms race'

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China's anti-terrorism legislation is the latest escalation in a race between China and Western government to enact aggressive surveillance policy.

Cyber activity targeting France increased before Paris attacks

Cyber activity targeting France increased before Paris attacks

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France reportedly saw a sharp increase in attempted cyber attacks in the weeks leading up to the terror attacks in Paris last week.

Palo Alto: 'Dark Seoul' strikes again

Palo Alto: 'Dark Seoul' strikes again

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The mysterious group behind the 2013 cyber attacks that crippled South Korean news stations, financial institutions, and government websites is likely the same attacker behind malware that appeared in Europe recently, according to Palo Alto Networks.

Blackstone CISO's remediation plan: Fix everything

Blackstone CISO's remediation plan: Fix everything

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In an environment in which cyber professionals are overwhelmed by rapidly changing security threats, industry pros generally agree that a remediation plan must involve difficult decisions about the security issues that companies are willing to accept the risk rather than take action.

U.S., Cuba officials meet over cybercrime

U.S., Cuba officials meet over cybercrime

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U.S. and Cuban officials met Monday to discuss cybercrime, according to the State Department.

Supposed mastermind behind 'Rocket Kitten' APT identified in research paper

Supposed mastermind behind 'Rocket Kitten' APT identified in research paper

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Check Point Software Technologies published a report on Monday that identifies a man it believes to be the mastermind behind Rocket Kitten's phishing emails and attacks.

German police coordinate with Europol to nab DroidJack users

German police coordinate with Europol to nab DroidJack users

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German police, working with the European Union's criminal intelligence and judicial agencies Europol and Eurojust, conducted raids on the homes of DroidJack users throughout Germany.

U.S. and South Korea to strengthen cybersecurity coordination

U.S. and South Korea to strengthen cybersecurity coordination

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The U.S. and South Korea announced that the two nations will begin working together to implement stronger cybersecurity strategies.

Retail and health fields to lead cyber insurance premium spike

Retail and health fields to lead cyber insurance premium spike

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Following a rising number of cyberattacks against U.S. companies, cyber insurance premiums have spiked this year, according to Marsh data.

Chinese govt. complied with U.S. request to arrest hackers

Chinese govt. complied with U.S. request to arrest hackers

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The Chinese government arrested a group of hackers within its borders at the request of the U.S. government, anonymous U.S. officials told the Washington Post.

US, China will not conduct intellectual property cybertheft

US, China will not conduct intellectual property cybertheft

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The United States and China announced Friday that the two nations have agreed to initial norms of cyber activities.

Turla in the sky with satellites: cyber-espionage group hides C&C server locale

Turla in the sky with satellites: cyber-espionage group hides C&C server locale

Kaspersky Lab claims to have pinpointed how the Turla cyber-espionage group has been able to hide its command and control servers for the past eight years.

Darkhotel APT group phases out hotel Wi-Fi infections, brings in Hacking Team zero-day

Darkhotel APT group phases out hotel Wi-Fi infections, brings in Hacking Team zero-day

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The Darkhotel APT group swapped out its previous Flash zero-days this past month for an exposed Hacking Team zero-day.

Secret NSA map shows Chinese cyberespionage targets in U.S.

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A secret NSA map was obtained by a news outlet shows the locations of "Victims of Chinese Cyber Espionage" targets based in the U.S.

Tech firms fear vague language in Chinese security law could be used to force backdoors

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Vague language in a new Chinese security law has multinational tech firms concerned that China may use it to force them to build backdoors or provide encryption keys and source code.

Senators propose bill to ban warrantless federal aerial surveillance

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Lawmakers proposed "Protecting Individuals from Mass Aerial Surveillance Act" on Wednesday to require federal authorities to obtain warrants to conduct aerial surveillance.

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