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All Stories From Vol: 17 - Issue: 57
Updated: 20 hours 35 min ago

Canadian Government Systems Attacked (June 17, 2015)

Fri, 2015-06-19 16:09

Attackers have targeted the Canadian government's networks with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, rendering the sites intermittently unreachable and email access sporadic.......

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Digital Steganography Hides Malicious Code (June 16 & 17, 2015)

Fri, 2015-06-19 16:09

Malware known as Stegoloader is being used to hide malicious code in a PNG image file.......

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Another Attack on Bundestag Network? (June 17, 2015)

Fri, 2015-06-19 16:09

Germany's Bundestag has suffered a second cyber attack.......

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Fiber-Optic Cables Cut in San Francisco (June 16, 2015)

Fri, 2015-06-19 16:09

Over the past year, fiber-optic cables in the San Francisco Bay Area were cut.......

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Strong Security Looks Beyond Malware (June 16, 2015)

Fri, 2015-06-19 16:09

Organizations that place too much of their attention on malware detection risk becoming victims of targeted attacks.......

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White House Orders Immediate Adoption of Basic Security Measures (June 12 & 13, 2015)

Wed, 2015-06-17 14:02

Following the news of breaches of the OPM's networks that compromised security clearance data, the White House has ordered federal agencies to immediately adopt basic security practices.......

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Increased Spending Not Improving US Government Cyber Security (June 10, 2015)

Wed, 2015-06-17 14:02

Although the US federal government has increased spending on cyber security over the past few years, the government's systems continue to experience serious attacks, such as those lunched against networks at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the State Department.......

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Legislators to Question OPM Officials (June 15, 2015)

Wed, 2015-06-17 14:02

On Tuesday, June 16, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta and OPM Chief Information Officer Donna Seymour will appear before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.......

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Brian Krebs: OPM Breach Timeline and Analysis (June 15, 2015)

Wed, 2015-06-17 14:02

Brian Krebs has created a thorough timeline of the breaches at OPM and at other entities, including Anthem and CareFirst Blue Cross, and offers an analysis of the situation.......

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LastPass Acknowledges Breach (June 15, 2015)

Wed, 2015-06-17 14:02

Online password storage company LastPass is asking users to change their master passwords following a breach of the company's network.......

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MasterCard Expanding Use of Tokens (June 15, 2015)

Wed, 2015-06-17 14:02

MasterCard will support the use of tokens for store-branded payment cards and e-commerce transactions.......

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Snapchat Adopts Two-Factor Authentication (June 15, 2015)

Wed, 2015-06-17 14:02

Snapchat will now send text message verifications to users when they log in from a new device.......

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Microsoft Windows 10 Patching Schedule (June 13, 2015)

Wed, 2015-06-17 14:02

Windows 10 will have several different update options.......

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Amazon Releases its First Transparency Report (June 12, 13, 14, & 15 2015)

Wed, 2015-06-17 14:02

Trailing other tech companies by months if not years, Amazon has released its first transparency report.......

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Bundestag Network Breached (June 12, 2015)

Wed, 2015-06-17 14:02

Computers at the Germany's lower house of Parliament, the Bundestag, were infected by malware that allowed attackers to steal information.......

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49 Arrested in Phishing Scheme Crackdown (June 10 & 12, 2015)

Wed, 2015-06-17 14:02

Law enforcement agents in Europe have arrested 49 suspects in connection with a phishing scheme that stole millions of Euros from people's bank accounts.......

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Did OPM Breach Affect All Federal Employees? (June 11, 2015)

Sat, 2015-06-13 07:57

According to the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the breach of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM's) systems affected all current and one million former federal employees.......

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Other Federal Systems Targeted by Same Attack that Hit OPM (June 9, 2015)

Sat, 2015-06-13 07:57

The attackers who breached OPM's network are likely to have targeted other federal systems as well.......

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More Details Emerge About Airbus Crash (June 10, 2015)

Sat, 2015-06-13 07:57

According to new reports, configuration data were wiped from three of four electronic control units (ECUs) on the Airbus aircraft while software was being installed.......

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