U.S. Charges 4 Chinese Military Officers in 2017 Equifax Hack

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as members of the PLA’s 54 th Research Institute, a component of the Chinese military. military against foreign targets, Barr said the DOJ did so in this case because the accused “indiscriminately” targeted American civilians on a massive scale. The U.S.

DOJ: Company Sold Gear With Security Flaws to US Military

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military and other agencies for a decade and passing the gear off as American made Prosecutors Allege Firm Sold Chinese Surveillance Tech That Contained Vulnerabilities Federal prosecutors have charged a Long Island company, along with seven of its employees, with selling vulnerability-laden Chinese technology to the U.S.

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Unsecure Database Exposed US Military Personnel Data: Report

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military and other government personnel, according to a new report from two independent security researchers Exposed Database Owned by AutoClerk Hotel Reservation Management System An unsecure database belonging to a company that provides hotel reservation management technology exposed about 179 GB of customer data, including travel arrangements and other data for U.S.

Germany and the Netherlands agreded to build TEN, the first ever joint military internet

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The governments of Germany and The Netherlands agreed to build the first-ever joint military Internet, so-called TEN (Tactical Edge Networking). Government officials from Germany and the Netherlands signed an agreement for the building of the first-ever joint military Internet, so-called TEN (Tactical Edge Networking). “The name of this new Dutch-German military internet is the Tactical Edge Networking, or TEN, for short.” SecurityAffairs – TEN, military).

Military Carrier Pigeons in the Era of Electronic Warfare

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camouflage espionage militaryThey have advantages : Pigeons are certainly no substitute for drones, but they provide a low-visibility option to relay information. Considering the storage capacity of microSD memory cards, a pigeon's organic characteristics provide front line forces a relatively clandestine mean to transport gigabytes of video, voice, or still imagery and documentation over considerable distance with zero electromagnetic emissions or obvious detectability to radar.

Chinese Military Wants to Develop Custom OS

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Citing security concerns, the Chinese military wants to replace Windows with its own custom operating system : Thanks to the Snowden, Shadow Brokers, and Vault7 leaks, Beijing officials are well aware of the US' hefty arsenal of hacking tools, available for anything from smart TVs to Linux servers, and from routers to common desktop operating systems, such as Windows and Mac.

Machete cyber-espionage group targets Latin America military

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Security experts from ESET uncovered a cyber-espionage group tracked as Machete that stole sensitive files from the Venezuelan military. Security experts from ESET reported that a cyberespionage group tracked as Machete has stolen sensitive files from the Venezuelan military. The group has been active since 2010 and hit military organizations and other high-profile targets worldwide.

Russian military plans to replace Windows with Astra Linux

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The Russian military is in the process of replacing the Windows system with the Linux distribution Astra Linux. The post Russian military plans to replace Windows with Astra Linux appeared first on Security Affairs. The Russian army seems to be in the process of replacing the Windows system with the Debian-based Linux distribution Astra Linux.

Naikon APT group uses new Nebulae backdoor in attacks aimed at military orgs

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China-linked APT Naikon employed a new backdoor in multiple cyber-espionage operations targeting military organizations from Southeast Asia in the last 2 years. The Naikon APT group mainly focuses on high-profile orgs, including government entities and military orgs.

Autoclerk travel reservations platform data leak also impacts US Government and military

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“The data Our team viewed highly sensitive data exposing the personal details of government and military personnel, and their travel arrangements to locations around the world, both past and future.” The list of affected users includes the US government, military, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). . One of the platforms exposed in the database was a contractor of the US government, military, and DHS.

Malware Linked to Ryuk Targets Financial & Military Data

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A newly discovered campaign, packing traces of Ryuk ransomware, aims to steal confidential information

Opinion: Don't Let a Tech Slowdown Threaten Our Military

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The right software and digital engineering can take military aircraft back to the future. Security Security / National Security Opinion

Security Pros Agree Military Should Conduct Offensive Hacking

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But it can't operate in a bubble, a new Washington Post study indicates

Chinese APT CactusPete targets military and financial orgs in Eastern Europe

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China-linked threat actor tracked as CactusPete was employing an updated backdoor in recent attacks targeting military and financial organizations in Eastern Europe. All of them appeared between March 2019 and April 2020.

EU Council sanctions two Russian military intelligence officers over 2015 Bundestag hack

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The Council of the European Union announced sanctions imposed on Russian military intelligence officers for 2015 Bundestag hack. The post EU Council sanctions two Russian military intelligence officers over 2015 Bundestag hack appeared first on Security Affairs.

A new piece of Ryuk Stealer targets government, military and finance sectors

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A new piece of the Ryuk malware has been improved to steal confidential files related to the military, government, financial statements, and banking. The post A new piece of Ryuk Stealer targets government, military and finance sectors appeared first on Security Affairs.

Global Crime Ring Bilks U.S. Military Members, Vets Out of Millions

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Military veterans veterans affairsAn elaborate fraudster ring stole PII then allegedly used DoD and VA benefits portals to steal payments and funds from bank accounts. Government Hacks Privacy Web Security Bank Accounts benefits portals Department of Justice Fraud global crime ring ID theft Money Laundering theft U.S.

Chinese Military personnel charged with hacking into credit reporting agency Equifax

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The United States Department of Justice charged 4 Chinese military hackers with hacking into credit reporting agency Equifax. The four members of the Chinese military unit are Wu Zhiyong (???), were members of the PLA’s 54 th Research Institute, a component of the Chinese military.

Operation In(ter)reception targets Military and Aerospace employees in Europe and the Middle East

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Experts uncovered a new cyber-espionage campaign, dubbed “ Operation In(ter)receptio n,” aimed at aerospace and military organizations in Europe and the Middle East.

City of Pensacola hit by a cyberattack few days after military base shooting

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The post City of Pensacola hit by a cyberattack few days after military base shooting appeared first on Security Affairs. The city of Pensacola, Florida, had been hit by a cyberattack , just days after a Saudi officer killed three American sailors at the city’s naval base.

US Military Warns Companies to Look Out for Iranian Outlook Exploits

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Microsoft patched a serious vulnerability in the Microsoft Outlook client in 2017, but an Iranian group continues to exploit the flaw

InvisiMole group targets military sector and diplomatic missions in Eastern Europe

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Security researchers at ESET recently uncovered a campaign carried out by the InvisiMole group that has been targeting a small number of high-profile organizations in the military sector and diplomatic missions in Eastern Europe.

Locked Shields 2019 – Chapeau, France wins Cyber Defence Exercise

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Locked Shields 2019 – France wins, the world’s biggest and most advanced international cyber drills organized by NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence (CCDCOE). . The international live-fire cyber defence exercise Locked Shields 2019 (LS19) took place on April 8-12 in Tallinn, Estonia, and the figures behind this important competition are important. SecurityAffairs – Locked Shields 2019, hacking).

'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Is a Lesson in Military Opposites

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The Resistance is outmanned and outgunned, but their adaptability wins the day. Security Security / Security News

U.S. Government, Military Personnel Data Leaked By Autoclerk

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The travel reservation data, along with personal details, of hundreds of thousands was discovered in a database exposed online for all to see. Government Hacks Autoclerk database government data leaky database personal data travel agency data

U.S. military to trawl through 350B social media messages

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military plans to analyze 350 billion social-media posts from around the world to help it track how popular movements evolve. The U.S. Social media Internet Data management

DoD: Cerner EHR will meet military cybersecurity standards

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Careful steps to protect data are an example of how the DoD and VA are cooperating and engaging in joint decision-making. Cyber security EHR implementations Patient data Interoperability hdm morning rounds lead

Cybercrooks Target U.S. Veterans with Fake Hiring Website

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military veterans with a fake veteran hiring website that hosts malware. Malware Vulnerabilities downloader fake website installer malware RAT spoofed url threat group tortoiseshell us military veterans veteran scamA known threat actor, Tortoiseshell, is targeting U.S.

From China with Love: New York Firm sold millions in PRC Surveillance Gear to US Government, Military

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Military, the Department of Energy and other government agencies that it claimed were "Made in the U.S.A". A complaint unsealed by the Department of Justice on Thursday alleges a New York firm engineered a years-long scheme to deceive the U.S. government: selling Chinese manufactured cameras and other gear to the U.S. Related Stories DoJ Charges Huawei Execs in Broad Indictment Spanning 10 Years of Criminal Activity Episode 165: Oh, Canada!

Summer Road Trip 2019: Ambling Through the California Desert

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A number of photographs of training activities that took place aboard MCAGCC can be found in the series, “ Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files, 1982-2007. ” Aerial Photography Born-Digital Photography Cartographic Records Maps National Park Service Photographs Summer Road Trip 2019 california death valley national park desert joshua tree national park MilitaryThis post was co-written by Amy Edwards and Beth Fortson.

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Poland to establish Cyberspace Defence Force by 2024

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“We’re well aware that in today’s world it’s possible to influence the situation in states by using these methods ( cyberwar ),” Mariusz Blaszczak told to local media at a military cyber training centre in Zegrze. Breaking News Cyber warfare Cyberspace Defence Force Hacking hacking news information security news military Pierluigi Paganini Poland Security Affairs Security News

U.S. military trusted more than Google, Facebook to develop AI

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Facebook Inc. is among the technology companies leading the race to develop artificial intelligence. But Americans don’t trust it to do so responsibly, a survey from a U.K. think tank has found. Artificial intelligence Machine learning Facebook Google

Attacking Soldiers on Social Media

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A research group at NATO's Strategic Communications Center of Excellence catfished soldiers involved in an European military exercise -- we don't know what country they were from -- to demonstrate the power of the attack technique. Over four weeks, the researchers developed fake pages and closed groups on Facebook that looked like they were associated with the military exercise, as well as profiles impersonating service members both real and imagined.

List of data breaches and cyber attack in March 2019 – 2.1 billion records leaked

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That brings the 2019 running total to 4.53 Chinese hackers target universities in pursuit of maritime military secrets (unknown). The post List of data breaches and cyber attack in March 2019 – 2.1 There’s a new compiler at the helm of our monthly list of data breaches, following the departure of IT Governance stalwart Lewis Morgan, who leaves me with some mighty big shoes to fill.

Cybercriminals Have a Heyday with WinRAR Bug in Fresh Campaigns

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With new attacks on the Israeli military and social-work educators, exploitation of the 19-year-old flaw shows no signs of slowing down. Vulnerabilities Web Security active exploits backdoor campaigns FireEye in the wild israeli military vulnerability WinRAR

Lazarus Group May Have Been Behind 2019 Attacks on European Targets

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Telemetry hints that the North Korean actor was behind major cyber-espionage campaign focused on military and aerospace companies, ESET says

Iranian Government Hackers Target US Veterans

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Tortoiseshell' discovered hosting a phony military-hiring website that drops a Trojan backdoor on visitors

APT33 Mounts Focused, Highly Targeted Botnet Attacks Against U.S. Victims

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The APT is using small botnets to take espionage aim at military and academic organizations. Government Hacks Malware advanced persistent threat APT33 Attacks Botnets espionage gas highly targeted Irán military targets Oil Trend Micro

Before Elections, US Cut Russian Trolls' Internet Access

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military curtailed the internet access of an infamous Russian trolling operation around the mid-term elections in November 2018 to stem the spread of noxious disinformation, and also directly contacted some of the troll-factory employees by name, the Washington Post reports Mindful of Escalation, American Spies Cautiously Spar with Russia The U.S.

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US Air Force Veteran Charged in Iran Hacking Scheme

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Monica Witt Allegedly Aided Spear-Phishing Attacks Against US Military A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence agent was indicted for disclosing classified information and helping Iran compromise the computers of other U.S. intelligence agents. The case marks another damaging leak for the American government