Iran's Military Reportedly Backs Ransomware Campaign

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Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was behind a ransomware campaign that used a contracting company called "Emen Net Pasargard" to target more than a dozen organizations, according to the security firm Flashpoint. Could Cyberespionage Be Campaign's Real Purpose?

Military’s RFID Tracking of Guns May Endanger Troops

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RFID gun tags leave the military exposed to tracking, sniffing and spoofing attacks, experts say. . Government Hacks Web Security

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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.

Facebook Catches Iranian Spies Catfishing US Military Targets

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Security Security / Security NewsThe hackers posed as recruiters, journalists, and hospitality workers to lure its victims.

Report Outlines Military Health Facility Security Weaknesses

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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

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.

UK printing company Doxzoo exposed US and UK military docs

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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.

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

Office 365 Spy Campaign Targets US Military Defense

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Critical Infrastructure Government Web SecurityAn Iran-linked group is taking aim at makers of drones and satellites, Persian Gulf ports and maritime shipping companies, among others.

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.

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?

NATO military command center should be fully operational in 2023

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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.

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.

NATO Warns it Will Consider a Military Response to Cyber-Attacks via Information Security Magazine

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The post NATO Warns it Will Consider a Military Response to Cyber-Attacks via Information Security Magazine appeared first on IG GURU. Check out the article here.

Maze ransomware operators stole data from US military contractor Westech

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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.

How Military Tactics Apply to Cybersecurity

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

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).

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.

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

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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.

Chinese Cycldek APT targets Vietnamese Military and Government in sophisticated attacks

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China-linked APT group Cycldek is behind an advanced cyberespionage campaign targeting entities in the government and military sector in Vietnam. ” If you want to receive the weekly Security Affairs Newsletter for free subscribe here.

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.

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.

Russian military plans to replace Windows with Astra Linux

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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 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.

Work from Everywhere, Securely

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CyberEdBoard Executive Member, Charmaine Valmonte, guest speaks at ISMG Virtual Cybersecurity Summit Asia: Financial Services Volmonte is VP, IT security and IT infrastructure, Aboitiz Group of Companies. military and the private sector.

Transnational Fraud Ring Bilks U.S. Military Service Members Out of Millions

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Breach Government Privacy Web SecurityA former medical records tech stole PII that was then used to fraudulently claim DoD and VA benefits, particularly targeting disabled veterans.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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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.

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.

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.

NSA: OT Security Guidance in Wake of SolarWinds Attack

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Agency Warns Attackers Could Use IT Exploits to Pivot to OT Systems The NSA is offering operational technology security guidance for the Defense Department as well as third-party military contractors and firms in the wake of the attack that targeted SolarWinds in 2020.