With the rapid growth of cyber crime, businesses must demonstrate trust to consumers, while taking steps to protect data.
High tech attacks on our democracy are based on strategy and tactics straight out of a spy thriller.
The United Kingdom’s Parliament on Monday reported a cyberattack on its email system over the weekend, when hackers attempted to access user accounts without authorization. Due to the “robust measures” in place to protect the legislative body’s accounts and networks, fewer than 1 percent of the 9,000 accounts on the network were compromised, officials said. Accounts that were compromised reportedly had weak passwords.
As painful as breach incidents are for the service provider and affected companies, they also offer a teaching moment.
Last month’s ‘WannaCry” attack struck huge enterprises. Now, smaller businesses are wondering what hope they have for similar events.
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Cybersecurity expert Eugene Kaspersky reportedly has volunteered to turn over his company’s software source code to allay fears about possible ties with the Russian government. Kaspersky made the offer public at CeBIT Australia last week. Some U.S. officials have expressed concerns that Kaspersky Lab might have a close working relationship with the Russian government.
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Internet security at Mar-a-Lago — the private club President Trump owns and has dubbed the “Southern White House” — is weak, based on a recent investigation. Trump has used the resort to meet with staffers and foreign heads of state on official business. In February, he took a call about a North Korean ballistic missile launch in Mar-a-Lago’s dining room, with members and waiters present.
Marcus Hutchins, el informático autodidacta que inadvertidamente frustró la propagación del virus WannaCry, ha recibido un agradecimiento un tanto peculiar. Tras descubrir la pasión del joven por la pizza, la compañía líder en el mercado de comida a domicilio Just Eat le ha regalado un año de pizza gratis (o el equivalente a 500 libras). […]
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If you’re concerned by the series of hacks lately, take note.
The nefarious firms that target your data have become pretty sophisticated operations.
A phishing scam that surfaced earlier this week used Google Docs in an attack against at least 1 million Gmail users. However, that amounted to fewer than 0.1 percent of Gmail users were affected, according to the company. Google last year put the number of active monthly Gmail users at more than 1 billion. Google shut down the phishing scam within an hour, it said.
Just as the Shadow Brokers hacker group started crowing about a dump of never-seen-before flaws in Windows, Microsoft announced it already had fixed most of the exploits. “Today, Microsoft triaged a large release of exploits made publicly available by Shadow Brokers,” said Microsoft Principal Security Group Manager Phillip Misner. “Most of the exploits are already patched.”
An alleged spam kingpin with possible ties to election meddling in the U.S. was arrested in Spain last week under a U.S. international warrant. Pyotr Levashov had been vacationing in Barcelona with his family. Levashov was arrested for interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, the Russian news outlet RT reported, but the DoJ said the arrest was not connected to national security.
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WikiLeaks has released more Vault 7 documentation online, including details about several CIA projects to infect Apple’s Mac computer firmware and operating system. The site unloaded its first batch of stolen Vault 7 data earlier this month. The CIA’s Embedded Development Branch developed malware that could persist even if the targeted computer were reformatted and its OS were reinstalled.
Pew Research Center released new data on Americans’ knowledge of online safety.
Gmail users recently have been targeted by a sophisticated series of phishing attacks that use emails from a known contact. The emails contain an image of an attachment that appears to be legitimate, according to Wordfence. The sophisticated attack displays “accounts.gmail.com” in the browser’s location bar and leads users to what appears to be a legitimate Google sign-in page.
Following WikiLeaks’ publication earlier this week of classified documents stolen from the CIA, major technology companies, including Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and Cisco, have been scrambling to assess the risks posed to their customers by the revelations. The so-called “Vault 7” leak includes information about methods and tools the CIA crafted to hack into products produced by those companies.
WikiLeaks on Tuesday dumped thousands of classified documents onto the Internet, exposing hacking programs used by the CIA. The torrent of data is just the first in a series of dumps WikLeaks is calling “Vault 7.” This first installment includes 8,761 documents and files stolen from an isolated high-security network within the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia.
As the frequency of cyber-attacks and data breaches grows, the failure to have a plan of counterattack for your company is no longer an option.