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

Data Breach Today

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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LinkedIn ‘Job Offers’ Targeted Aerospace, Military Firms With Malware

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A recent malware campaign targeted victims at European and Middle East aerospace and military companies - via LinkedIn spear-phishing messages. Hacks Web Security aerospace espionage LinkedIn Middle East Military operation in(ter)ception Spear Phishing

Report Outlines Military Health Facility Security Weaknesses

Data Breach Today

Watchdog Agency: Problems Put Patient Data at Risk Some military health facilities haven't consistently implemented security controls, putting patient data at risk, according to a new watchdog agency report. But security experts say the weaknesses are quite common at civilian health facilities as well

UK printing company Doxzoo exposed US and UK military docs

Security Affairs

UK printing company Doxzoo exposed hundreds of gigabytes of information, including documents related to the US and British military. Security experts at vpnMentor discovered 343GB worth of files belonging to the printing company Doxzoo that were exposed on an AWS server.

Facebook Ad Services Let Anyone Target US Military Personnel

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Researchers warn that an advertising platform with categories like “Army” and “United States Air Force Security Sources” could be abused. Security Security / Security News

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. Security experts fear that hackers could attempt to sell stolen data about the nuclear deterrent on to a foreign state.

NATO military command center should be fully operational in 2023

Security Affairs

The NATO military command center should be fully operational in 2023, every member states will contribute with its cyber capabilities to the military hub. The new NATO military command center should be fully operational in 2023, among its tasks the defense of the critical infrastructure of member states and the ability to carry out cyber attacks according to rules of engagement still to be defined. 31 at its military hub in Belgium.

A Trickbot Assault Shows US Military Hackers' Growing Reach

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Security Security / Cyberattacks and HacksDespite the operation's short-term effects, it sets new precedents for the scope of Cyber Command's mission.

How Military Tactics Apply to Cybersecurity

eSecurity Planet

Former West Point professor Greg Conti explains how military doctrines apply to cyber security, and what lessons enterprises can learn from that

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 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.

Gamaredon APT Improves Toolset to Target Ukraine Government, Military

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The Gamaredon advanced persistent threat (APT) group has been supercharging its operations lately, improving its toolset and ramping up attacks on Ukrainian national security targets.

The Police's Military Tactics Turn Peaceful Protests Violent

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Security Security / National SecurityResearch shows that calm and negotiation, not excessive force, reduces damage. So why are officers still turning to tear gas?

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). 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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. The Cheetahs group claimed to be dissident members of Iran’s security forces.

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

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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.

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. The post Chinese APT CactusPete targets military and financial orgs in Eastern Europe appeared first on Security Affairs.

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 Russian military is in the process of replacing the Windows system with the Linux distribution Astra Linux. “It has been officially certified by Russian Defense Ministry, Federal Service for Technical and Export Control and Federal Security Service.”

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.

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.

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

U.S. Military Members Catfished and Hooked for Thousands of Dollars

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Mobile Security Web Security catfish enforcement action ncis prisoners sextortion scam South Carolina U.S. MilitaryPrisoners in South Carolina posed convincingly as beautiful women on social media platforms.

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

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

Security Affairs

Security experts at vpnMentor’s discovered a breach in a database belonging to Autoclerk, a reservations management system owned by Best Western Hotels and Resorts Group. “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.” One of the platforms exposed in the database was a contractor of the US government, military, and DHS.

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.

InvisiMole group targets military sector and diplomatic missions in Eastern Europe

Security Affairs

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.

Strava Data Heat Maps Expose Military Base Locations Around the World

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The US military is reexamining security policies after fitness tracker data shared on social media revealed bases and patrol routes. Security

Polar Fitness App Exposes Location of ‘Spies’ and Military Personnel

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The fitness app Polar Flow exposes the whereabouts of some of its high-profile users, including “spies” and those with sensitive positions in the military. Hacks Mobile Security Privacy Fitness tracker geolocation data IoT military personnel polar polar fitness Polar Flow spies

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 affairsAn elaborate fraudster ring stole PII then allegedly used DoD and VA benefits portals to steal payments and funds from bank accounts.

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

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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. ” reads a post published by the National Security Archive at George Washington University.

Hacking Weapons Systems

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Uncategorized cyberattack cyberweapons hacking infrastructure military national security policy weaponsLukasz Olejnik has a good essay on hacking weapons systems.

The Military Should Teach Artificial Intelligence to Watch Drone Footage

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Security OpinionOpinion: The Pentagon collects so much surveillance footage that humans can’t watch all of it. It’s time to deploy AI.

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

Security Affairs

Pensacola spokeswoman Kaycee Lagarde confirmed that the city was working with the authorities, including FBI , Department of Homeland Security and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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

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

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

Fitness apps: Good for your health, not so much for military security

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Fitness apps are proving to be a lot less beneficial to military security than they are for military fitness. That after researchers in the Netherlands discovered that data from the Polar fitness app revealed the homes and habits of those exercising in clandestine locations around the world, including intelligence agencies, military bases, nuclear.