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Attacks & Breaches, Security

With no evidence, Georgia’s top voting official accuses Dems of “cyberattack”

November 6, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

In the run-up to nationwide elections set for Tuesday, the secretary of state of Georgia has made explosive and seemingly unsubstantiated allegations that the Democratic Party of Georgia is somehow implicated in a “failed cyberattack” of the state’s online voter […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Why DOD is sending cyber teams to DHS before the election

November 2, 2018

Via: FCW

The Defense Department has sent cyber personnel to work with the Department of Homeland Security ahead of midterm voting in an effort to prevent or respond to election hacking attempts. DOD personnel arrived at DHS Oct. 31 “to conduct familiarization […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Feds: Chinese spies orchestrated massive hack that stole aviation secrets

October 31, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday unsealed charges that accused two Chinese government intelligence officers and eight alleged co-conspirators of conducting sustained computer intrusions into 13 companies in an attempt to steal designs for a turbofan engine used in commercial jetliners. A […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

DOJ charges Russian national in $35M election influence plot

October 22, 2018

Via: FCW

In one of the first concrete examples of a foreign interference campaign targeting the midterm elections, the Department of Justice today announced a criminal complaint charging Russian national Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova with conspiracy to defraud the United States, overseeing financial […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

DHS, FBI chiefs say cyber inflects every security and criminal threat

October 12, 2018

Via: FCW

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen told senators at an Oct. 10 hearing that globally pervasive internet connectivity not only makes the U.S. and its allies more susceptible to cyberattacks, it also makes it easier for terrorist organizations and transnational […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Justice Department files criminal charges against seven Russian spies over Fancy Bear cyberattacks

October 4, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

U.S. prosecutors have charged seven suspects accused of working for the Russian GRU, the country’s military intelligence unit. The Justice Department’s National Security Division alleged the seven hackers were part of “a conspiracy to use computer hacking to obtain non-public, […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

First UEFI malware discovered in wild is laptop security software hijacked by Russians

October 2, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

ESET Research has published a paper detailing the discovery of a malware campaign that used repurposed commercial software to create a backdoor in computers’ firmware—a “rootkit,” active since at least early 2017 and capable of surviving the re-installation of the […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Windows 10 security: Here’s how we’re hitting back at fileless malware, says Microsoft

September 28, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has been working on an answer to some clever new techniques used in penetration-testing kits to bypass Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), its key security platform for protecting Windows 10 in the enterprise. Microsoft reports that it has […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Cryptocurrency mining attacks using leaked NSA hacking tools are still highly active a year later

September 14, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

It’s been over a year since highly classified exploits built by the National Security Agency were stolen and published online. One of the tools, dubbed EternalBlue, can covertly break into almost any Windows machine around the world. It didn’t take […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

LuckyMouse uses malicious NDISProxy Windows driver to target gov’t entities

September 10, 2018

Via: ZDnet

The LuckyMouse advanced persistent threat (APT) is back with a twist in tactics that harnesses LeagSoft certificates to spread Trojans by way of malicious NDISProxy drivers. It was back in June that researchers discovered that LuckyMouse, also known as EmissaryPanda […]