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Two Romanians Charged for Hacking Washington DC Police Computers Linked to Surveillance Cameras

Two Romanians Charged for Hacking Washington DC Police Computers Linked to Surveillance Cameras Dec 29, 2017 9:43 AM PST Comments: 0 Views: 4,535

US officials say Romanians hacked Washington DC police cameras. BBC reports: "US prosecutors have charged two Romanians with hacking Washington DC police computers linked to surveillance cameras just days before President Donald Trump's inauguration. ... The perpetrators intended to use the camera computers to send ransomware to more than 179,600 email addresses and extort money from victims, the justice department said in a statement. ... The pair are being held in Romania, having been arrested at Bucharest Otopeni airport on 15 December."

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Vinton Cerf, Co-designer of the TCP/IP Protocols & the Architecture of the Internet Hackers Hijack DNS Server for Cyrptocurrency Wallet BlackWallet, Over $400K Stolen From Users

Unknown hackers (or hacker) have hijacked the DNS server for BlackWallet.co, a web-based wallet application for the Stellar Lumen cryptocurrency (XLM). more

Jan 14, 2018 7:02 PM PST Views: 1,930 Banking Industry Evaluating Security Benefits of Blockchain to Send Encrypted Information

The banking industry is evaluating security benefits of using blockchain to send encrypted information. more

Jan 09, 2018 5:47 AM PST Views: 2,664 Cyberattack Causes Operational Disruption to Critical Infrastructure Using New Malware TRITON

A new malware designed to manipulate industrial safety systems was deployed against a critical infrastructure organization that provides emergency shutdown capability for industrial processes, according to a report released today. more

Dec 14, 2017 3:54 PM PST Views: 8,179 Former Rutgers University Student and Two Other Men Plead Guilty to 2016 Mirai Botnet Attacks

A New Jersey man was one of the three who pled guilty to hacking charges and creating the massive Mirai botnet attacks which spread via vulnerabilities in IoT devices causing massive DDoS attacks. more

Dec 13, 2017 11:35 AM PST Views: 9,028 Russian-Speaking MoneyTaker Group Suspected of Stealing $10M From Companies in Russia, UK and US

According to report today, Russian-speaking hackers called MoneyTaker, are suspected of stealing nearly $10m by removing overdraft limits on debit cards and taking money from cash machines. more

Dec 12, 2017 12:55 PM PST Views: 7,806 Worldwide Security Spending to Reach $96 Billion in 2018, Up 8 Percent from 2017, Says Gartner

Worldwide enterprise security spending to total $96.3 billion in 2018, an increase of 8 percent from 2017, Gartner forecasts. more

Dec 07, 2017 5:55 AM PST Views: 5,596 Russia in Talks to Create Independent DNS

The Russian Security Council has proposed development of an independent DNS which would continue to work in the event of global internet malfunctions, according to a report from RT. more

Nov 28, 2017 5:19 PM PST Views: 7,711 U.S. Government Takes Steps Towards Increased Transparency for Vulnerabilities Equities Process

The White House has released a charter offering more transparency into the Vulnerabilities Equities Process. more

Nov 16, 2017 6:47 PM PST Views: 5,481 IBM Launches Quad9, a DNS-based Privacy and Security Service to Protect Users from Malicious Sites

The new DNS service, called Quad9, is aimed at protecting users from accessing malicious websites known to steal personal information, infect users with ransomware and malware, or conduct fraudulent activity. more

Nov 16, 2017 5:58 PM PST Views: 12,330 Russia Targeted British Telecom, Media, Energy Sectors, Reveals UK National Cyber Security Centre

Speaking at The Times Tech Summit in London, Ciaran Martin, chief of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), warned Russia is seeking to undermine the international system. more

Nov 15, 2017 12:14 PM PST Views: 5,693 Airplanes Vulnerable to Hacking, Says U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Researchers have been able to successfully demonstrate a commercial aircraft can be remotely hacked. more

Nov 15, 2017 10:03 AM PST Views: 5,024 Poland to Test a Cybersecurity Program for Aviation Sector

During the two-day Cybersecurity in Civil Aviation conference, Poland announced an agreement to test a cybersecurity pilot program for the aviation sector as Europe's European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) civil aviation authority face increasing threats posed by hackers to air traffic. more

Nov 08, 2017 1:08 PM PST Views: 5,933 Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Apologizes for Data Breach, Blames Russian Agents

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer apologized today at the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing regarding massive data breaches at the internet company, blaming Russian agents. more

Nov 08, 2017 10:52 AM PST Views: 4,624 Cloudflare Uses Lava Lamps to Generate Encryption Keys

The web performance and security company, Cloudflare has shared one of the methods it uses to ensure randomness when generating encryption keys. more

Nov 07, 2017 1:37 PM PST Views: 4,104 US Department of Defense Getting Aggressive on Adoption of Cloud, Machine Learning

The US Department of Defense is seeking private sector's help to "vault DOD" into the world of elastic computing, data management and analytics, cybersecurity, and machine learning. more

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