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The next frontier of warfare is online

  • Mark Wolverton
  • Published date: 2021-05-10 21:54:52

In “This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends,” Nicole Perlroth explores the global black market for cyberweapons

Sometime in mid-2009 or early 2010 — no one really knows for sure — a brand new weapon of war burst into the world at the Natanz nuclear research facility in Iran. Unlike the debut of previous paradi… [+7161 chars]

Book Review: The Next Frontier of Warfare Is Online - Undark Magazine

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  • Published date: 2021-04-30 17:21:00

S ometime in mid-2009 or early 2010 — no one really knows for sure — a brand new weapon of war burst into the world at the Natanz nuclear research facility in Iran. Unlike the debut of previous paradigm-shattering weapons such as the machine gun, airplane, or…

Sometime in mid-2009 or early 2010 no one really knows for sure a brand new weapon of war burst into the world at the Natanz nuclear research facility in Iran. Unlike the debut of previous paradigm-s… [+7463 chars]

CISA, NIST Provide New Resource on Software Supply Chain Attacks

  • Ionut Arghire
  • Published date: 2021-04-27 11:39:04

In a joint document published this week, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provide information on software supply chain attacks, the associated risks, and how organiz…

In a joint document published this week, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provide information on software… [+3502 chars]

Twitter Sends Out Suspicious Emails

  • Dora Tudor
  • Published date: 2021-04-23 10:54:00

On Thursday Night, Twitter caused panic when it accidentally sent some emails in which it was asking users to confirm their accounts. The users felt that the emails looked suspicious and reminded them of the way in which phishing attacks are created. is a mal…

On Thursday Night, Twitter caused panic when it accidentally sent some emails in which it was asking users to confirm their accounts. The users felt that the emails looked suspicious and reminded the… [+2363 chars]

10 Best Antivirus Software in 2021: The Top-Rated Antivirus Protection for Windows, Mac and Mobile Devices

  • Magnolia Media Network
  • Published date: 2021-04-23 01:16:00

SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MagnoliaMedia announces the release of the report “Best antivirus protection in 2021” With hundreds of...

SAN DIEGO, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MagnoliaMedia announces the release of the report Best antivirus protection in 2021 With hundreds of antivirus options to choose from, all promising ful… [+11787 chars]

Win The Brand New Playstation 5 Scam

  • Ventsislav Krastev
  • Published date: 2021-04-16 11:38:00

If you have seen redirects to a page that says “Win The New Playstation 5”, hen you are most likely victim of the Win The Brand New Playstation 5 Scam. The main idea of these web pages are to trick you that you have won a big reward so that you can fill in bo…

What Is Win The Brand New Playstation 5 Scam If you have seen redirects to a page that says “Win The New Playstation 5”, hen you are most likely victim of the Win The Brand New Playstation 5 Scam. T… [+17625 chars]

Data Breaches, Class Actions and Ambulance Chasing

  • Troy Hunt
  • Published date: 2021-04-13 05:29:43

This post has been brewing for a while, but the catalyst finally came after someone (I'll refer to him as Jimmy) recently emailed me regarding the LOQBOX data breach from 2020 [https://www.theregister.com/2020/03/02/financial_startup_loqbox_data_breach/]. The…

This post has been brewing for a while, but the catalyst finally came after someone (I'll refer to him as Jimmy) recently emailed me regarding the LOQBOX data breach from 2020. Their message began as… [+12648 chars]

Florida State University collaborates with local law enforcement for Real-Time Crime Center

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  • Published date: 2021-03-31 00:00:00

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<div class="body gsd-paywall article-body"><p>Florida State University is creating a Real-Time Crime Center (RTCC) that will bring together the Tallahassee area’s law enforcement agencies and some of the nation’s leading criminology researchers in an effort to make the community safer. </p><p><br> The new RTCC will act as a hub for collaboration between the FSU Police Department, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD), as well as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Capitol Police. While there are real-time crime centers in cities across the nation, Tallahassee’s will benefit from an in-house learning lab that will allow researchers and students from FSU’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice to provide immediate analysis of crime trends. </p><p><br> "The Real-Time Crime Center will help all our law enforcement agencies in the area capitalize on an expanding range of technologies for efficient and effective policing,” FSUPD Chief Terri Brown said. “It will make this community safer. It will allow law enforcement officers to respond immediately to crimes in progress, and we’ll have the technology to hopefully solve these crimes sooner. And, with the assistance of Dean Tom Blomberg and his research team, we can analyze the data and hopefully, prevent future crimes.” </p><p>Blomberg said the research piece will make the FSU-headquartered center stand out from cities like New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta. </p> <div id="div-gpt-ad-article-body-sky-mobile" class="advertisement"></div> <p><br> “None of the other real-time crime centers have a built-in research component, particularly involving the kind of high-level statistical research capacity that we will be able to bring to bear,” Blomberg said. “We’ll be educating our students on the use of this technology and its potential application in other areas like probation and parole. It’s a win-win situation.” </p><p><br> The project has been a long time in the making. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LSCO) launched the first generation of the area’s RTCC in 2017. After she became chief in 2019, Brown toured the facility and started a discussion with LSCO officials on how the university could help reduce crime locally. Eventually, Brown brought representatives from LSCO and TPD to meet with President John Thrasher, who supported the idea of the university investing in the expansion of a Real-Time Crime Center for the area. </p><p><br> “We’ll be able to communicate information across local, state and federal channels so it will give real-time information that the analysts working can access — cameras, license plate readers and anything that has to do with a crime,” Brown said. “When a crime is occurring in real time, the center will assist the officers so they can respond more effectively. They’ll have the information they need for a better response.” </p><p><br> Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell is optimistic about the new initiative. “When it comes to combating crime, joint efforts are one of the most effective ways to get the job done,” Revell said. “We are excited to combine efforts and resources with FSUPD and LCSO in the creation of the multi-agency Real-Time Crime Center. Having a centralized information center to share criminal intelligence data will allow quicker resolutions to investigations, as well as enhance the overall efficiency and safety of all law enforcement operations within our community.” </p><p>Researchers will analyze the region’s crime trends and how they change over time, as well as inform the agencies if tactics work or not in a certain area so officers can adjust their strategies depending on the outcome. Having a learning lab embedded within the RTCC also offers students an opportunity for hands-on, real-life training. <br>  </p></div>

SalusCare Hit by Cyberattack on Both its Patient and Employee Data

  • Antonia Din
  • Published date: 2021-03-25 16:57:00

Already under pressure because of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and healthcare-related interests have faced a mass of cyberattacks lately. On average, healthcare providers lose almost 7% of their customers after a data breach or cyberattack, which is the h…

Already under pressure because of the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and healthcare-related interests have faced a mass of cyberattacks lately. On average, healthcare providers lose almost 7% of their … [+2863 chars]

Phishing And Its Growing Threat To Your Business | Avast

It only takes a matter of minutes for cybercriminals to bait, hook, and catch a phishing victim among your employees and then leverage that success into a broader cyberattack on your business. The story goes like this:

Clever cybercriminals take advantage of busy employees to steal credentials, money, and dataIt only takes a matter of minutes for cybercriminals to bait, hook, and catch a phishing victim among your … [+5072 chars]

Personal data of 50, 000 N.S. health-care workers may have been leaked through pension plan

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  • Published date: 2021-03-09 16:08:54

Posted by Destry Winant on Mar 09https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/personal-data-of-50000-ns-health-care-workers-may-have-been-leaked-through-pension-plan/ar-BB1ejyPY Personal data tied to over 50,000 current and former health-care workers in Nova Scotia…

BreachExchange mailing list archives Personal data of 50, 000 N.S. health-care workers may have been leaked through pension plan From: Destry Winant &lt;destry () riskbasedsecurity com&gt;Date: Tu… [+5482 chars]

What is Endpoint Detection? Definition, M.O., Key Functionalities and Benefits

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  • Published date: 2021-03-04 16:54:00

. Read along to find out how endpoint detection good cybersecurity strategy can help you fight cybercriminals and defend your company’s security. Endpoint Detection: Some definitions. An endpoint is a distant device that has back and forth communication with …

As remote or hybrid work become the new normal after the Covid-19 pandemic, defending the endpoints gains more and more importance in the context of a good cybersecurity strategy. Read along to find … [+7597 chars]

XLM + AMSI: New runtime defense against Excel 4.0 macro malware

  • Eric Avena
  • Published date: 2021-03-03 17:00:54

We have recently expanded the integration of Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) with Office 365 to include the runtime scanning of Excel 4.0 (XLM) macros, to help antivirus solutions tackle the increase in attacks that use malicious XLM macros. The post XLM + …

We have recently expanded the integration of Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) with Office 365 to include the runtime scanning of Excel 4.0 (XLM) macros, to help antivirus solutions tackle the increa… [+15029 chars]

The Hidden Dangers in Your Company’s Email: What Is Email Compromise

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  • Published date: 2021-02-26 15:50:00

Whether we are technology geeks or not, probably most of us have at least one email address that we use regularly. What some of us may not know yet is that many dangers can come from email compromise – especially if we’re talking about business email. However…

Whether we are technology geeks or not, probably most of us have at least one email address that we use regularly. What some of us may not know yet is that many dangers can come from email compromise… [+10779 chars]

Houston, Fort Worth Mayors Say Government Should Pay for Texans' $5,000 Electric Bills

  • Kirill Kurevlev. Sputnik International
  • Published date: 2021-02-22 00:40:00

Abnormally cold and snowy weather swept through several regions of the US, with at least 58 casualties. Texas has become one of the worst-hit states since the bad weather has led to massive power outages, the suspension of refineries and other businesses.

Abnormally cold and snowy weather swept through several regions of the US, with at least 58 casualties. Texas has become one of the worst-hit states since the bad weather has led to massive power out… [+5566 chars]

New! Get an Identity Protection PIN to protect yourself against tax-related fraud

  • Cristina POPOV
  • Published date: 2021-02-18 08:07:56

In tax-related fraud, a criminal files a tax return in your name, using your stolen personal information, including your Social Security number. Here we reveal some of the most common tactics and fake documents fraudsters use to trick people. Here are some of…

In tax-related fraud, a criminal files a tax return in your name, using your stolen personal information, including your Social Security number. Here we reveal some of the most common tactics and fak… [+1739 chars]

North Korean Lazarus Group hackers indicted in US

  • Alex Scroxton
  • Published date: 2021-02-17 12:25:00

Charges filed relate to Lazarus Group’s long-running cyber crime spree, including financial theft and extortion, WannaCry malware and the cyber attack on Sony Pictures

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has indicted three North Korean (DPRK) military personnel with participating in a staggering and wide-ranging criminal conspiracy that has included destructive cybe… [+6843 chars]

Tips and Best Practices to Follow This Safer Internet Day

  • Renee Tarun
  • Published date: 2021-02-09 08:00:00

Creating an online presence can open the door for various cyberthreats, from social engineering attacks to data breaches. Consider these tips for staying safe online this Safer Internet Day. …

The internet is everywhere in the modern world, used in personal, professional, and educational settings. Children learn how to operate a touch screen before they can talk, and older children enjoy v… [+4741 chars]

Utah tests the waters in turning online catfishing into a criminal act

  • Charlie Osborne
  • Published date: 2021-01-28 11:34:13

Pretending to be someone you’re not online could, one day, land you in hot water.

The State of Utah is considering changes to the law that will make online impersonation a criminal offense.  As reported by Fox 13, lawmakers in the US state proposed a series of bills this week tac… [+2410 chars]

Europe, American cyber cops disrupt possibly world’s largest cybercrime network

  • MIKE CORDER AND FRANK BAJAK
  • Published date: 2021-01-28 01:52:49

Criminal gangs used the network to install ransomware for extortion schemes, and to steal computer data and money.

European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections. The operation appears to strike a major blow against cri… [+5830 chars]

Cyber cops team up to disrupt top malware-seeding network - Your Valley

  • Published date: 2021-01-28 01:39:00

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against criminal gangs that have been using it for years to instal…

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against … [+4013 chars]

European and North American authorities disrupt massive ransomware network

  • Jacob Knutson
  • Published date: 2021-01-28 00:06:00

European and North American police on Wednesday took control of the infrastructure behind a massive network used by criminals to conduct cybercrime, the Why it matters: By claiming the infrastructure, authorities dealt a major blow to cyber criminals who use …

European and North American police on Wednesday took control of the infrastructure behind a massive network used by criminals to conduct cybercrime, the AP reports. Why it matters: By claiming the i… [+1599 chars]

Cybercops derail malware botnet, FBI makes ransomware arrest

  • MIKE CORDER and FRANK BAJAK
  • Published date: 2021-01-27 20:40:04

European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world&#39;s largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against criminal gangs that have been using it for years to install ransomware in extortion …

THE HAGUE, Netherlands European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against crimi… [+5190 chars]

Cyber cops team up to disrupt top malware-seeding network - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

  • Mike Corder, Associated Press
  • Published date: 2021-01-27 19:36:00

European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world’s largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against criminal gangs that have been using it for years to install ransomware in extortion sche…

THE HAGUE European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against criminal gangs tha… [+4308 chars]

Cyber cops team up to disrupt top malware-seeding network

  • Via AP news wire
  • Published date: 2021-01-27 18:37:02

European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world’s largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against criminal gangs that have been using it for years to install ransomware in extortion sche…

European and North American cyber cops have joined forces to disrupt what may be the world's largest network for seeding malware infections, striking a major blow against criminal gangs that have bee… [+4145 chars]