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Report Warns U.S. Industry About Need to Thwart Russian Cyber-Attacks

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Credits: E-Week

A report from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team provides a detailed look at how alleged Russian attackers planned and executed a long-term cyber-attack against unprepared energy installations.

The US-CERT report explains that the “DHS and FBI characterize this activity as […]

By |March 31st, 2018|Cyber News|

BPO firms lack seriousness on cyber fraud threats: ASSOCHAM-Microsoft survey

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Credits: IndiaTImes

Most cyber frauds in India’s business process outsourcing (BPO) sector take place due to lack of strict implementation of existing information security protocols together with poor employee awareness, a survey jointly conducted by industry body ASSOCHAM and Microsoft says.

The Associated […]

By |March 31st, 2018|Cyber News|

Special forces shape plans for new cyber career path

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Credits: defensesystems

Cyber as a warfighting domain requires more than modern technological capabilities. Department of Defense leaders say it needs its own career field in the services.

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller said the old manpower model of switching service members’ occupation every […]

By |March 31st, 2018|Cyber News|

‘Crypto jacking’ cyber attacks up by 8500%, says Symantec

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Credits: ABC NEWS
The popularity of cryptocurrencies sees the rise of coin mining malware
Hacking computers to surreptitiously siphon off processing power to mine for cryptocurrencies is on the rise according to Symantec.

The cyber security company found a 8500% surge in so-called ‘crypto jacking’ […]

By |March 26th, 2018|Cyber News|

UK and US issue joint statement on cyber collaboration

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Credits: ABC NEWS

An unprecedented joint statement between military and intelligence chiefs from the UK and US has highlighted transatlantic co-operation on cyber capabilities.

Leaders from GCHQ, the UK’s joint forces command (JFC) and the US National Security Agency (NSA) discussed how to […]

By |March 26th, 2018|Cyber News|

US sanctions nine Iranians for global cyber attacks

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Credits: Reuters

The United States has charged and sanctioned nine Iranians and an Iranian company for attempting to hack into hundreds of universities worldwide, dozens of firms and parts of the US government, including its main energy regulator, on behalf of Tehran’s […]

By |March 26th, 2018|Cyber News|

How cyber attacks can derail digital payments systems

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Credits: TOI

The Indian banking and financial services sector has seen its digital infrastructure expanding exponentially in recent years. Digital services such as Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yogna, Inter-bank ATM transactions through National Finance Switch (NFS), Immediate Payment Service (IMPS), etc., have […]

By |March 26th, 2018|Cyber News|

Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: Assessing US Strategy

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Credits: thediplomat

Trans-Pacific View author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into U.S. Asia policy.  This conversation with Dr. Samantha Ravich – Principal Investigator on two projects at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, […]

By |March 22nd, 2018|Cyber News|

US spending bill to provide $380 million for election cyber security

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Credits: moneycontrol

A massive federal government spending bill unveiled on Wednesday includes $380 million to help safeguard United States voting systems from cyber attacks, in what would be Congress’ first concrete steps to bolster election security since the 2016 presidential campaign was marred […]

By |March 22nd, 2018|Cyber News|

Diplomats, ‘Net greybeards work to disarm USA, China and Russia’s cyber-weapons

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Credits: TheRegister

Black Hat Asia The USA, China and Russia are doing all that they can to avoid development of a treaty that would make it hard for them to conduct cyber-war, but an effort led by the governments of The Netherlands, France […]

By |March 22nd, 2018|Cyber News|