U.K. Teen Responsible for Bomb Threats, DDoS Attacks Sentenced to Prison

A British teenager involved in making false bomb threats and launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks has been sentenced to three years in prison. The bomb hoaxes of George Duke-Cohan ,...
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Linux.org Defaced via DNS Hijack

The Linux.org community website was defaced last week after someone gained access to its associated registrar account and modified DNS settings. The defacement page was changed a few times, but...
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168 Arrested in Money Mule Crackdown

Europol this week announced that 168 people were arrested in a massive operation that resulted in the identification of 1,504 money mules .  The European Money Mule Action ‘EMMA 4’,...
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Under Fire Huawei Agrees to UK Security Demands: Report

Embattled Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has agreed to British intelligence demands over its equipment and software as it seeks to be  part of the country's 5G network plans, the FT...
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California Man Gets 26-Month Prison Sentence for DDoS Attacks

The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that a 44-year-old man from California has been sentenced to 26 months in prison for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on two...
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Google Launches Cloud Security Command Center in Beta

Google this week announced the availability of several new features for its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers, as part of the beta release of its Cloud Security Command Center (Cloud...
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EU Should Worry About Huawei, Other Chinese Firms: Official

The European Union and its citizens should be "worried" about telecoms giant Huawei and other Chinese firms that cooperate with Beijing's intelligence services, a senior EU official warned Friday. European...
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DeepPhish Project Shows Malicious AI is Not as Dangerous as Feared

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly becoming a de facto necessity for cybersecurity. The asymmetric nature of cyberattacks simply overwhelms traditional manual analyst defenses, and organizations must increasingly use AI and...
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Vulnerability Exposes Rockwell Controllers to DoS Attacks

Serious vulnerability found in MicroLogix controllers
Some of Rockwell Automation’s MicroLogix controllers and ControlLogix communications modules are affected by a potentially serious vulnerability that can be exploited for denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. ICS-CERT published an advisory describing...
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Preparing for Tomorrow's Threats Today

Disrupting the Criminal Economic Model Can be Achieved by Tightly Integrating Security Systems into a Cohesive Framework The perpetual cat and mouse game between cybercriminals and security professionals has been...
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North Korea-linked Hackers Target Academic Institutions

A threat group possibly originating from North Korea has been targeting academic institutions since at least May of this year, NetScout’s security researchers reveal. The attackers use spear-phishing emails that...
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New Lawsuit Claims Marriott Still Exposes Customer Information

A new class action filed against Marriott following the massive data breach alleges that the hotel giant’s systems are affected by a serious vulnerability that still exposes customer information. Several...
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Arrest of Tech Exec Signals Tougher US Stand on China Tech Firms

The arrest of a top executive of tech giant Huawei at the request of US authorities signals a toughening stand in Washington on dealing with Chinese tech firms amid longstanding...
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How to Reduce False Positives and Move Faster on What Matters

A quick Google search reveals instances of false positives happening every day. A signal from NASA’s Opportunity rover that remained unresponsive for months after experiencing a dust storm on Mars,...
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Chinese Government Suspected in Marriott Hack: Report

The massive Marriott data breach affecting as many as 500 million individuals may be the work of hackers sponsored by the Chinese government, Reuters learned from several people investigating the...
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Google ASPIRE to Boost Android Security and Privacy

Google is stepping up its effort to improve the security and privacy of Android with a new initiative called ASPIRE (Android Security and PrIvacy REsearch).  The new effort is to...
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Google Patches More Than 50 Android Vulnerabilities in December

Google this week released a set of security patches for Android, to address over 50 vulnerabilities in the mobile operating system. The most severe of the security bugs is a...
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Apple Patches Tens of Flaws in iOS, macOS, Safari

Apple this week released several security updates to address tens of vulnerabilities impacting the iOS and macOS platforms, the Safari browser, and various Windows applications.  20 of the vulnerabilities were...
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Data is Currency. Treat it That Way to Strengthen Privacy

It has been six months since General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect and interest in data privacy has never been higher. The trend will continue, and organizations must...
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Australia Passes Cyber Snooping Laws With Global Implications

Australia Thursday passed controversial laws allowing spies and police to snoop on the encrypted communications of suspected terrorists and criminals, as experts warned the "unprecedented powers" had far-reaching implications for...
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