Gamaredon APT Improves Toolset to Target Ukraine Government, Military

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Vitali Kremez, head of SentinelLabs, said in research released on Wednesday that he has been tracking an uptick in Gamaredon cyberattacks on Ukrainian military and security institutions that started in […].

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

Krebs on Security

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.

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Unsecure Database Exposed US Military Personnel Data: Report

Data Breach Today

military and other government personnel, according to a new report from two independent security researchers

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

Security Affairs

“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.” “For the US government, alarm bells should be ringing.

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

Security Affairs

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.

Maze ransomware operators stole data from US military contractor Westech

Security Affairs

Hackers have stolen confidential documents from the US military contractor Westech, which provides critical support for US Minuteman III nuclear deterrent. The post Maze ransomware operators stole data from US military contractor Westech appeared first on Security Affairs.

Chinese Military Wants to Develop Custom OS

Schneier on Security

Since these leaks have revealed that the US can hack into almost anything, the Chinese government's plan is to adopt a "security by obscurity" approach and run a custom operating system that will make it harder for foreign threat actors -- mainly the US -- to spy on Chinese military operations.

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

Security Affairs

The governments of Germany and The Netherlands agreed to build 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.”

Russian military plans to replace Windows with Astra Linux

Security Affairs

Cyber security seems to subvert the globalization concept, governments are working to develop their own technology fearing possible espionage and sabotage activities of foreign states. The post Russian military plans to replace Windows with Astra Linux appeared first on Security Affairs.

Alleged cyber attacks caused fire and explosions at nuclear and military facilities in Iran

Security Affairs

The media reported a fire at the Natanz nuclear enrichment site and an explosion at the Parchin military complex near Tehran, the latter is suspected to be a government center for the production of missiles.

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

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Government Hacks Privacy Web Security Bank Accounts benefits portals Department of Justice Fraud global crime ring ID theft Money Laundering theft U.S. Military veterans veterans affairs

Program Looks to Tap Military Vets for Cyber-Jobs

Threatpost

Government Cisco cybersecurity workforce cybervets usa job training Maryland military veterans netapp public private partnership shortage skills gap transitionThe training and job-matching effort is a public-private partnership to address a growing workforce gap.

Chinese APT Tropic Trooper target air-gapped military Networks in Asia

Security Affairs

Chinese threat actors, tracked as Tropic Trooper and KeyBoy, has been targeting air-gapped military networks in Taiwan and the Philippines. The threat actor targeted government offices, military, healthcare, transportation, and high-tech industries in Taiwan , the Philippines, and Hong Kong.

U.S. Nuclear Contractor Hit with Maze Ransomware, Data Leaked

Threatpost

Westech International provides maintenance for the Minuteman III nuclear-missile program and runs programs for multiple branches of the military.

Their War Too: U.S. Women in the Military During WWII. Part I

Unwritten Record

This year, we are focusing on the role women played in the United States Military during World War II in a two-part blog post. They were recruited for service in the United States military for the first time. They served in each branch of the military in separate units.

Machete cyber-espionage group targets Latin America military

Security Affairs

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.

Military justice

InfoGovNuggets

A Brigadier General in charge defending the accused at Guantanamo was arrested on the order of a military judge. The General’s crime: allowing other civilian defense attorneys to resign after it was discovered the Government had bugged the room where the attorneys met with their clients. Do military judges have more power than either they think they have or that they should? How do you govern without reliable enforcement? A new oxymoron.

Iranian Government Hackers Target US Veterans

Dark Reading

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

Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram blocked in Turkey as Idlib military crisis escalates

Security Affairs

Network data collected by the NetBlocks internet observatory confirm that Turkey has blocked access to social media as Idlib military crisis escalates. in #Turkey where social media have been blocked for six hours after a military incident in #Idlib , Syria.

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

The Security Ledger

government: selling Chinese manufactured cameras and other gear to the U.S. Military, the Department of Energy and other government agencies that it claimed were "Made in the U.S.A". Government

Military, Government Users Just as Bad About Password Hygiene as Civilians

Dark Reading

New report comes out just as group of US senators chastise Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for not using multifactor authentication

Report: Chinese Hackers Siphon Off ‘Massive’ Amounts of Undersea Military Data

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Critical Infrastructure Cryptography Featured Government Hacks China espionage Hackers military contractor military secrets navy sea dragon submarines underseaThe stolen data included "secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines by 2020," American officials said.

Equifax Breach: Four Members of Chinese Military Charged with Hacking

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Breach Government apache struts flaw breach china hacks Chinese people's liberation army Chinese PLA data breach Equifax Equifax breach hack Hackers personal dataFeds have charged four members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in connection with the infamous 2017 Equifax breach.

Dutch and British Governments Slam Russia for Cyberattacks

Data Breach Today

Officials Attribute BadRabbit Ransomware, WADA Breach to APT28, aka 'Fancy Bear' The British and Dutch governments have issued a strong rebuke to the Russian government over an ongoing series of "Fancy Bear" hack attacks that they say were launched by Russia's military intelligence agency Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, aka the GRU.

Texas Government Agencies Hit by Ransomware

Adam Levin

The local governments and agencies from twenty-three Texas towns were hit by a coordinated ransomware campaign last week. . local governments have increasingly been targeted by ransomware campaigns, including Baltimore, Atlanta and several Florida cities.

OP Glowing Symphony – How US military claims to have disrupted ISIS ‘s propaganda

Security Affairs

US military claims to have disrupted the online propaganda activity of the Islamic State (ISIS) in a hacking operation dating back at least to 2016. The post OP Glowing Symphony – How US military claims to have disrupted ISIS ‘s propaganda appeared first on Security Affairs.

GoScanSSH Malware Targets SSH Servers, But Avoids Military and.GOV Systems

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Researchers identify a new malware family called GoScanSSH that avoids servers linked to government and military IP addresses. . Cloud Security Government Hacks Malware ARM GoScanSSH GoScanSSH Malware SSH SSH Servers x86 x86_64

Military documents about MQ-9 Reaper drone leaked on dark web

The Security Ledger

Hackers have put up for sale on the dark web sensitive military documents, some associated with the U.S. military’s MQ-9 Reaper drone aircraft, one of its most lethal and technologically advanced drones, security research firm Recorded Future recently discovered. » Related Stories Fitness apps: Good for your health, not so much for military security Evasive new botnet can take over enterprise devices to steal data, spread ransomware U.S.

Forward Progress: Congress Requires DOD to Digitize DD-214 Military Service Records

Archives Blogs

By doing so, the FY 2020 NDAA is a very small step toward the “government-wide technology investment strategy” that PIDB advocated for in its 2016 Report to the President, The Importance of Technology in Classification and Declassification.

LUCKY ELEPHANT campaign targets South Asian governments

Security Affairs

The NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence team uncovered a credential harvesting campaign tracked as LUCKY ELEPHANT targeting mostly South Asian governments. “However, it is clear is that the actors are actively establishing infrastructure and are targeting governments in South Asia.”

Details on Uzbekistan Government Malware: SandCat

Schneier on Security

Kaspersky has uncovered an Uzbeki hacking operation, mostly due to incompetence on the part of the government hackers.

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

Threatpost

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

Turkish Hackers hit Greek Government websites and local stock exchange

Security Affairs

Both Hatftar and the head of Tripoli’s UN- recognised government, Fayez al-Sarraj, are expected to attend the conference, while representatives of the Greek government have not been invited to the conference.

Leaky AWS Storage Bucket Spills Military Secrets, Again

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Cloud Security Government Privacy Web Security AWS AWS Storage Bucket Chris Vickery Leaky AWS Storage Bucket Linux misconfigured servers National Security Agency NOFORN NSA Red Disk top secret United States Defense DepartmentFor the second time in ten days, researchers at UpGuard released sensitive data belonging to the United States Defense Department that was stored insecurely online.

US Government is asking allies to ban Huawei equipment

Security Affairs

US Government is inviting its allies to exclude Huawei equipment from critical infrastructure and 5G architectures, reports the Wall Street Journal. Many countries are going to build 5G infrastructure, but the approach of their governments is completely different.

Hamas Ensnares Israeli Soldiers with Pretty ‘Ladies’

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Russian APT groups target European governments ahead of May Elections

Security Affairs

Russian APT groups are targeting European governments for cyber-espionage purposes ahead of the upcoming European elections. According to experts from FireEye, Russia-linked APT28 (aka Fancy Bear , Pawn Storm , Sofacy Group , Sednit , and STRONTIUM ) and Sandworm Team (also TeleBots ) cyberespionage groups are targeting European governments for cyber-espionage purposes ahead of the upcoming European elections.

What Role Government?

John Battelle's Searchblog

( image ) As I begin to dig into the work of my next book, I’ve found myself thinking about politics and government far more than I anticipated. For initial thoughts and stats, see Government By Numbers: Some Interesting Insights ).

At least 23 Texas local governments targeted by coordinated ransomware attacks

Security Affairs

At least 23 local governments were impacted by a wave of ransomware attacks that according to the experts are the result of a coordinated effort. Texas is the victim of an ongoing wave of ransomware attacks that are targeting local governments.

Poland to establish Cyberspace Defence Force by 2024

Security Affairs

“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.