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.

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

Security Affairs

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. “a password-protected RAR archive containing a LNK file.

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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

Spotlight Podcast: The Demise of the Password may be closer than you think!

The Security Ledger

In this Spotlight* podcast, Yaser Masoudnia of LogMeIn and LastPass talks about the continued persistence of the password in enterprise IT environments and how its inevitable demise (and replacement) may be closer than you would think.

Security Vulnerabilities in US Weapons Systems

Schneier on Security

From the summary: Automation and connectivity are fundamental enablers of DOD's modern military capabilities. control cybersecurity departmentofdefense encryption nationalsecuritypolicy operationalsecurity passwords reports vulnerabilities weapons

MY TAKE: Let’s not lose sight of why Iran is pushing back with military, cyber strikes

The Last Watchdog

companies about increased cyber-activity from Iranian hackers, and urged them to take proactive steps to detect and deter data-wiping malware, credential stuffing attacks, password spraying and spear-phishing. It is not often that I hear details about the cyber ops capabilities of the USA or UK discussed at the cybersecurity conferences I attend.

NEW TECH: DataLocker introduces encrypted flash drive — with key pad

The Last Watchdog

DataLocker honed its patented approach to manufacturing encrypted portable drives and landed some key military and government clients early on; the company has continued branching out ever since. All the user needs is a strong password to access to the data. This could be in high security areas, relating to the government or military, or you might be in different countries, where secure Internet connections are not available.

New FIDO2 Devices offer a single token for combined PKI – FIDO use cases, without the need to rip and replace existing infrastructure

Thales eSecurity

The Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report advises organizations to deploy multifactor authentication throughout all systems and discourage password reuse. Passwordless authentication replaces passwords with other methods of identity, improving the levels of assurance and convenience.

Citrix Hack Exposes Customer Data

Adam Levin

While not confirmed, the FBI has advised that the hackers likely used a tactic known as password spraying, a technique that exploits weak passwords. Citrix, a major network software company, had its internal network compromised by what appears to be an international hacking campaign.

MY TAKE: Iran’s cyber retaliation for Soleimani assassination continues to ramp up

The Last Watchdog

Touhill “Adversaries should remember that our military doctrine identifies cyber as one of our combined arms capabilities,” says Greg Touhill, president of AppGate Federal Group , a Florida-based supplier of software perimeter security systems. “To

SHARED INTEL: New book on cyber warfare foreshadows attacks on elections, remote workers

The Last Watchdog

He holds a PhD and MS in computer science from Colorado Technical University and a BS from American Military University focused on counter-terrorism operations in cyberspace. If we eliminate the ability for easy attack proliferation and take care of the basics, like killing the password, then the low hanging fruit isn’t a problem and we can fix things from the core of the infrastructure outward. LW: You’re not the first security expert to advocate eliminating passwords.

Healthcare giant Magellan Health discloses data breach after ransomware attack

Security Affairs

is an American for-profit managed health care company, its customers include health plans and other managed care organizations, employers, labor unions, various military and governmental agencies and third-party administrators.

Maze ransomware operators claim to have breached LG Electronics

Security Affairs

Maze ransomware operators are very active in this period, recently they have stolen data from US military contractor Westech and the ST Engineering group , and they have released credit card data stolen from the Bank of Costa Rica (BCR) threatening to leak other lots every week.

The Dangers of Using Unsecured Wi-Fi Networks

Security Affairs

They can see the passwords you use, your email address, your name and physical address, phone numbers and any other type of personal information that you might happen to enter into a website. Isn’t public Wi-Fi great?

Maze Ransomware gang breached the US chipmaker MaxLinear

Security Affairs

The company reset passwords of the affected customers and reported the intrusion to law enforcement. system-on-chip maker MaxLinear disclosed a security incident, Maze ransomware operators infected some of its computing systems in May.

Canadian Police Raid ‘Orcus RAT’ Author

Krebs on Security

These are, of course, on top of the obviously ominous features such as password retrieval and key logging that are normally seen in Remote Access Trojans.”. I tend to have a violent nature, and have both Martial arts and Military training.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 253

Security Affairs

FBI recommends using passphrases instead of complex passwords. Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram blocked in Turkey as Idlib military crisis escalates. A new round of the weekly newsletter arrived! The best news of the week with Security Affairs.

Russia-linked APT28 has been scanning vulnerable email servers in the last year

Security Affairs

The APT28 group (aka Fancy Bear , Pawn Storm , Sofacy Group , Sednit , and STRONTIUM ) has been active since at least 2007 and it has targeted governments, militaries, and security organizations worldwide.

When Collaboration is Literally Life or Death.

Collaboration 2.0

For those who think collaboration technology simply breaks down rigid command and control management hierarchies, consider the origins of the term: the military. The US military have had a significant online presence with various online forums for rank and file, commanders and other lines of business - all behind user name and password of course

5 Signs a Cyberattack Is Under Way and 5 Things You Need to Do Before It Happens

Adam Levin

drone attack that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani. Immediately following Iran’s counterstrike against American military posts in Iraq, a tweet circulated claiming that more than 20 American soldiers had been killed. Passwords.

Washington State Comprehensive Privacy Bill Loses Steam, Data Breach Law Amendment Heads to Governor’s Desk

Data Matters

Usernames or email addresses in combination with passwords or security questions and answers. Reminders on Usernames and Passwords : If consumer usernames or passwords are breached, the notice to affected residents must instruct the affected consumer to change his or her password and security question or answer, or to take other appropriate steps to protect the online account.

GUEST ESSAY: Supply chain vulnerabilities play out in latest Pentagon personnel records breach

The Last Watchdog

military and civilian personnel. In that caper, criminals got away with Social Security numbers, passwords, and in some cases, fingerprints. It is disheartening, but not at all surprising, that hackers continue to pull off successful breaches of well-defended U.S. government strategic systems. Related podcast: Cyber attacks on critical systems have only just begun. On Friday, Oct.

Cyberwarfare: A deep dive into the latest Gamaredon Espionage Campaign

Security Affairs

Gamaredon Group is a Cyber Espionage persistent operation attributed to Russians FSB ( Federal Security Service ) in a long-term military and geo-political confrontation against the Ukrainian government and more in general against the Ukrainian military power. .

MY TAKE: Cyber attacks on industrial controls, operational technology have only just begun

The Last Watchdog

Countries with limited military might and financial resources can create a more level battleground for themselves by engaging in cyber battles. Devices are hardly ever patched, plus they often have other vulnerabilities, like only being protected by plain text passwords. It’s unknown how far nation-states will gamble on digital intimidation in the face of military retaliation. “May you live in interesting times.”

APT28 and Upcoming Elections: evidence of possible interference

Security Affairs

Figure 2: password required to view and modify macros on document. The first peculiarity of the malicious document is the protected macro, in fact, when the user tries to read it immediately shows a message box asking for password.

How to Ensure Your Digital Security During the Rugby World Cup

Thales eSecurity

First, it said that it would invest in cultivating military assets in the digital space, as reported by the Organization for World Peace. Users can help protect their personal data by using a VPN and protecting each of their web accounts with a strong, unique password.

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A month later Gamaredon is still active in Eastern Europe

Security Affairs

During recent times, Gamaredon is targeting the Ukrainian military and law enforcement sectors too, as officially stated by the CERT-UA. The infection chain is composed by different stages of password protected SFX (self extracting archive), each containing vbs or batch scripts.

The Platinum APT group adds the Titanium backdoor to its arsenal

Security Affairs

In June 2018, experts at Kaspersky were investigating attacks against government and military entities in South and Southeast Asian countries, The experts tracked the campaign as EasternRoppels, they speculate it may have started as far back as 2012.

MY TAKE: Massive Marriott breach continues seemingly endless run of successful hacks

The Last Watchdog

I have a Yahoo email account, I’ve shopped at Home Depot and Target , my father was in the military and had a security clearance, which included a dossier on his family, archived at the U.S. A single neglected server that was not protected by a dual password scheme was the last line of defense standing between the hacker and the exposed data.

Russia-linked STRONTIUM APT targets IoT devices to hack corporate networks

Security Affairs

The STRONTIUM APT group (aka APT28 , Fancy Bear , Pawn Storm , Sofacy Group , and Sednit ) has been active since at least 2007 and it has targeted governments, militaries, and security organizations worldwide.

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Vermont’s Amendments to Data Breach Law and New Student Privacy Law Effective July 1, 2020

Hunton Privacy

Expand the definition of a breach to include login credentials, meaning “a consumer’s user name or e-mail address, in combination with a password or an answer to a security question, that together permit access to an online account.”

SWEED targets precision engineering companies in Italy

Security Affairs

Precision engineering is a very important business market in Europe, it includes developing mechanical equipment for: automotive, railways, heavy industries and military grade technology.

Russian APT28 espionage group targets democratic Senator Claire McCaskill

Security Affairs

The Russian APT group tracked as Fancy Bear (aka APT28 , Pawn Storm , Sofacy Group , Sednit , and STRONTIUM ), that operated under the Russian military agency GRU, continues to target US politicians.

Weekly Update 95

Troy Hunt

But fuel it I did and I spent a big whack of the week doing things I hope to talk about next week (namely some major architectural changes to HIBP services), as well as preparing both the Pemiblanc credential stuffing list for HIBP and then pushing out Pwned Passwords V3.

Washington Amends Data Breach Notification Law

Hunton Privacy

Washington’s breach notification law previously defined personal information as an individual’s name in combination with the individual’s Social Security number, state identification card number, or financial account or credit or debit card number in combination with any required security code, access code or password that would permit access to an individual’s financial account. HB 1071 provides that if the breach involves a username or password, an entity may provide notice by email.

Ethical Hackers: A Business’s Best Friend?

Thales eSecurity

they’ll go through physical and digital bins for charts, passwords and any sensitive data they could use to launch an attack). military and Apple regularly offering rewards to anyone who can find and report vulnerabilities. Originally published in Forbes on July 29, 2019.

Companies need CASBs now more than ever — to help secure ‘digital transformation’

The Last Watchdog

FedEx discovered this when an unsecured Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) server — configured for public access — exposed thousands of FedEx customer records, including civilian and military ID cards, resumes, bills, and more. . A dozen years ago, companies scrambled to tighten down administrator accounts on Windows servers that arrive configured by Microsoft with weak default passwords.

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

IT Governance

Chinese hackers target universities in pursuit of maritime military secrets (unknown). Publishing firm Elsevier left users’ passwords on publicly available server (unknown). Utter Zuck-up: 600 million passwords exposed in Facebook data breach (600 million).

Fancy Bear continues to target sporting and anti-doping organizations

Security Affairs

The TTPs used in the most recent attacks are similar to those observed in attacks against governments, militaries, think tanks, law firms, human rights organizations, financial firms and universities around the world.

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange arrested and charged in US with computer hacking conspiracy

Security Affairs

News of the day is that Julian Assange was arrested in London on a US warrant charging him over his alleged role in a massive leak of military and diplomatic documents in 2010. Army, to assist Manning in cracking a password stored on U.S.