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.

Best Password Management Software & Tools

eSecurity Planet

This creates a lot of opportunities for hackers to gain access to company resources because users often reuse passwords or mirror patterns in creating them. Password manager tools allow organizations and their employees to seamlessly and securely handle login credentials.


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

Security Affairs

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.

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

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.

Hacker leaks passwords for 900+ Pulse Secure VPN enterprise servers

Security Affairs

ZDNet reported in exclusive that a list of passwords for 900+ enterprise VPN servers has been shared on a Russian-speaking hacker forum. Companies on the list have to update their Pulse Secure servers and of course, change their passwords.

Security Vulnerabilities in US Weapons Systems

Schneier on Security

From the summary: Automation and connectivity are fundamental enablers of DOD's modern military capabilities. Using relatively simple tools and techniques, testers were able to take control of systems and largely operate undetected, due in part to basic issues such as poor password management and unencrypted communications. 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 Charges Derail COVID Release for Hacker Who Aided ISIS

Krebs on Security

military and government employees and giving it to an Islamic State hacker group in 2015 has been charged once again with fraud and identity theft. military members and government employees. A hacker serving a 20-year sentence for stealing personal data on 1,300 U.S.

Report: U.S. Cyber Command Behind Trickbot Tricks

Krebs on Security

military’s Cyber Command. Holden said while the attack on Trickbot appears to have cut its operators off from a large number of victim computers, the bad guys still have passwords, financial data and reams of other sensitive information stolen from more than 2.7

Guy Fawkes Day – LulzSec Italy hit numerous organizations in Italy

Security Affairs

Italian Military Personnel and National Association of Professional Educators. Login information for 37 administrators, including full names, username, password and email: [link]. 11 Usernames, Passwords & Emails for Database eSG: [link]. 110 Usernames, Passwords & Emails for Database exe: [link]. 40 Usernames, Passwords & Emails for Database exe2: [link]. 88 Login Usernames, User-Emails & Passwords in iTreasure Database: [link].

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.

Microsoft Uses Trademark Law to Disrupt Trickbot Botnet

Krebs on Security

military’s Cyber Command carried out its own attack that sent all infected Trickbot systems a command telling them to disconnect themselves from the Internet servers the Trickbot overlords used to control them. Microsoft Corp.

Hacker who helped the ISIS will remain in US prison

Security Affairs

government and military personnel will remain in a federal prison. Ardit Ferizi , aka Th3Dir3ctorY, is the hacker that supported the ISIS organization by handing over data for 1,351 US government and military personnel. Leaked data included names, e-mail addresses, passwords, locations and phone numbers of 1,351 U.S. military and other government personnel. The hacker who shared with the ISIS personal data of more than 1,300 U.S.

Transparent Tribe APT hit 1000+ victims in 27 countries in the last 12 months

Security Affairs

The Transparent Tribe cyber-espionage group continues to improve its arsenal while targets Military and Government entities. The Transparent Tribe APT group is carrying out an ongoing cyberespionage campaign aimed at military and diplomatic targets worldwide.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 312

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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. “The incident has been identified as a part of a sophisticated cyber-espionage campaign supported by nation-state due to strong targeting on government, military-industrial complex, energy companies, financial institutions and large enterprises involved in critical areas of economy,” said Resecurity in a statement.

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

The return of TA402 Molerats APT after a short pause

Security Affairs

Most of the victims of the threat actor were located in Israel and Palestine, they belong to multiple industries including governments, telecommunications, finance, military, universities, and technology.

XDSpy APT remained undetected since at least 2011

Security Affairs

The APT group, recently discovered by ESET, targeted government and private companies in Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine, including militaries and Ministries of Foreign Affairs. XDPass: Grabs saved passwords from various applications such as web browsers and email programs.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 277

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A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs free for you in your email box.

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

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

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.

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.

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

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.

MY TAKE: Why companies and consumers must collaborate to stop the plundering of IoT systems

The Last Watchdog

IoT devices help remotely control our household appliances, power plants, smart buildings, factories, airports, shipyards, trucks, trains and military. The infamous Mirai botnet self-replicated by seeking out hundreds of thousands of home routers with weak or non-existent passwords.

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British Court rejects the US’s request to extradite Julian Assange

Security Affairs

He published thousands of classified diplomatic and military documents on WikiLeaks in 2010. A British court has rejected the request of the US government to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the country.

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. Also in 2018, 27-year-old Arkansas resident Taylor Huddleston was sentenced to three years in jail for making and selling the “ NanoCore RAT ,” which was being used to spy on webcams and steal passwords from systems running the software.

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.

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. For instance there are automated tools that look for passwords and write them into a file whenever they see one. There are automated attacks that wait for particular requests, such as accessing Amazon.com, designed to scoop up usernames and passwords. Isn’t public Wi-Fi great?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Polar Fitness and military personnel tracking. Check out Stefán Jökull Sigurðarson's poll on how to handle a customer with a pwned password (wow, you people are ruthless!).

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.”

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: 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.