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US imposes sanctions on 11 entities for supporting Iranian group for cyber attacks against America

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Credits: Firstpost

The US Treasury Department announced it has imposed sanctions on 11 entities and individuals for supporting Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for cyber-attacks against the US.

The sanctions announced on Thursday targeted one entity engaging in supporting IRGC ballistic missile […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Cyber News|

Facebook to launch effort to protect Canada’s next election from cyber threats

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Credits: TheGlobeAndMail

Facebook Inc., under pressure over its role in possible Russian meddling in last year’s U.S. presidential election, said it plans an election integrity initiative to protect Canada’s next vote from cyber threats.

Karina Gould, Canada’s minister of democratic institutions, will speak […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Cyber News|

Mahesh Babu’s Spyder falls prey to cyber attacks

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Credits: IndianExpress

Tollywood star Mahesh Babu’s upcoming film Spyder was the latest to fall prey to cyber attacks. The trailer of the film was leaked on Thursday forcing the filmmakers to advance its release in order to contain the damage. “Rough cut version […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Cyber News|

Hacking for the government: Germany opens ZITiS cyber surveillance agency

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Credits: DAWN

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere opened a new cybersecurity agency in Munich on Thursday as part of a centralized attempt to tackle cybercrime and digital espionage via mass telecommunication surveillance, data encryption and mass data collection.

However, the German government’s own data […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Cyber News|

Proportion of cyber crimes in Singapore growing

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Credits: Todayonline

Cyber crimes nearly doubled in proportion between 2014 and last year, rising from 7.9 per cent to 13.7 per cent of all crimes, according to the inaugural Singapore Cyber Landscape report released Thursday (Sept 14).

The report by the Cyber Security […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Cyber News|

NCC hires three Bank of England cyber experts to beef up assurance business

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Credits: Theregister

Three of the Bank of England’s cyber specialists have joined NCC Group to lead a newly established threat assurance unit at the UK-based security consultancy firm.

In their new roles within NCC’s new Centre for Evolved Next-generation Threat Assurance (CENTA), Phillip […]

By |September 15th, 2017|Cyber News|

Trump bars US government from using Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky

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Credits: Reuters

The Trump administration on Wednesday told US government agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab products from their networks, saying it was concerned that the Moscow-based cybersecurity firm was vulnerable to Kremlin influence and that using its anti-virus software could jeopardize national […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Cyber News|

Equifax blames known web app glitch for hacking

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Credits: Financial Times

Equifax, the US credit-reporting group at the centre of a huge data breach, has said that it was hacked via a weakness widely discussed in cyber security circles six months ago.

The admission is likely to amplify criticism of its lax defences. […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Cyber News|

Banks join forces in Gulf to fight cyber security threat

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Credits: Reuters

Local and international banks in the United Arab Emirates are sharing information in an effort to reduce cyber attacks.

Gulf banks have invested millions of dollars in boosting cyber security systems in an effort to ward off attempted attacks, which bankers […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Cyber News|

Estonia’s defense industry cluster to cooperate with German cyber authority

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Credits: NewsER

The Estonian Defence and Security Industry Innovation Cluster has signed a cooperation agreement with the Cybersecurity Council of Germany to promote economically sustainable cooperation in cybersecurity with an international approach.

The agreement was signed by Ingvar Pärnamäe, head of the Estonian […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Cyber News|