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Infosecurity - US government agency spent $3 million on phantom malware

Remember those famous toilet seats that the Pentagon paid nearly $1,000 dollars each for in the 1980s?

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Well they are spending $3 million on fighting nonexistent malware!
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North Korea internet 'totally down' as US cyber attack suspected - Telegraph

North Korea internet 'totally down' as US cyber attack suspected  - Telegraph | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The hermit country is suffering one of its worst ever internet outages and experts say it may be under attack as US officials decline to comment
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MN CD2 Nations release tool to share cyber incident information

MN CD2 Nations release tool to share cyber incident information | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Canada, Romania, and the Netherlands have decided to offer the Cyber Information and Incident Coordination System (CIICS) Software as a free six-month trial release to NATO Nations.

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Islamic State suspected of cyber-attack on Raqqa opponents - The Guardian

Islamic State suspected of cyber-attack on Raqqa opponents - The Guardian | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Isis suspected of being behind malware attack on citizen media organisation in northern Syrian city
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North Korea's Bureau 21 cyber-warriors trained up for secretive hacking unit - Daily Mail

North Korea's Bureau 21 cyber-warriors trained up for secretive hacking unit - Daily Mail | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Secretive state has been training up legions of hackers to join the elite Unit 21 which is waging an online war against South Korea and all of the regime's enemies across the globe.
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Sony Breach May Have Exposed Employee Healthcare, Salary Data — Krebs on Security

Sony Breach May Have Exposed Employee Healthcare, Salary Data — Krebs on Security | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

The recent hacker break-in at Sony Pictures Entertainment appears to have involved the theft of far more than unreleased motion pictures: According to multiple sources, the intruders also stole more than 25 gigabytes of sensitive data on tens of thousands of Sony employees, including Social Security numbers, medical and salary information. What’s more, it’s beginning to look like the attackers may have destroyed data on an unknown number of internal Sony systems.

 

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Has America Lost Its First Cyberwar? Sony Corporation Waves The White Flag - Seeking Alpha

Has America Lost Its First Cyberwar? Sony Corporation Waves The White Flag - Seeking Alpha | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Yesterday this author wrote a piece extolling the free publicity that Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) had received from its ensnarement by hackers.
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The Sony hack: What if it isn't North Korea?

The Sony hack: What if it isn't North Korea? | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The received wisdom that North Korea is responsible for hacking Sony Pictures Entertainment has taken over discussion so thoroughly that the Obama administration already has been chided for not taking firm action against the insular regime.
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U.S. reaches out to China, others, for help on Sony hack

U.S. reaches out to China, others, for help on Sony hack | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The United States has soughthelp from China, Japan, South Korea and Russia in combatingcyber attacks such as the one Washington on Friday accused NorthKorea of carrying
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North Korea proposes joint probe with U.S. into Sony cyber attack: KCNA

North Korea proposes joint probe with U.S. into Sony cyber attack: KCNA | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the United States on the cyber attack against Sony Pictures, calling the charge by the FBI that it was behind the attack slander, state...
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Blackhat – Upcoming Cyber Thriller Movie

Blackhat – Upcoming Cyber Thriller Movie | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Blackhat – Chris Hemsworth's New Upcoming Cyber Thriller Movie based upon Cyber Attack and Hacking.
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Why not enjoying a bit of interpretation of this "business"?

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Iran's Growing Cybersecurity Threat - U.S. News & World Report

Iran's Growing Cybersecurity Threat - U.S. News & World Report | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The FBI warns businesses to beware of Iranian hackers, reports say.
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Cyber Commander Expects Damaging Critical Infrastructure Attack

Cyber Commander Expects Damaging Critical Infrastructure Attack | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Adm. Michael Rogers, USN, who leads both the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, predicts a damaging attack to critical infrastructure networks within the coming years. If an attack happens, the agency and Cyber Command will coordinate a response along with other government agencies and potentially the private sector organizations that own many of the networks.
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ISIS 'Twitter Jihadi' Mehdi Masroor Biswas Faces Life Imprisonment for 'Cyber Terrorism'

ISIS 'Twitter Jihadi' Mehdi Masroor Biswas Faces Life Imprisonment for 'Cyber Terrorism' | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Mehdi,who ran one of the most influential Twitter accounts for ISIS, believes that he has done nothing wrong for which he should be arrested.
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Obama: North Korea hack 'cyber-vandalism,' not 'act of war' - Washington Post (blog)

Obama: North Korea hack 'cyber-vandalism,' not 'act of war' - Washington Post (blog) | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The president also draws criticism from some Republicans over his overall response to the hack.
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Georgia, NATO hold cyber security training - AzerNews

Georgia, NATO hold cyber security training - AzerNews | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The Georgian Defense Ministry organized training on cyber security at its professional development center on December 17.
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The Guardians of Peace Aren’t Like Hackers We’ve Seen Before. They’re Cyberterrorists.

The Guardians of Peace Aren’t Like Hackers We’ve Seen Before. They’re Cyberterrorists. | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The Sony Pictures hack is important, and the Sony Pictures hack is terrifying. In a series of cyberattacks that were first noticed on Nov.

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Sony hack: North Korea's Unit 121 cyber attack centre in 60 seconds - Telegraph.co.uk

Sony hack: North Korea's Unit 121 cyber attack centre in 60 seconds - Telegraph.co.uk | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
North Korea’s shadowy Unit 121 is believed to behind ambitious cyber attacks on the US
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The Sony Hack, It's Still Not War Or Terrorism

The Sony Hack, It's Still Not War Or Terrorism | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
For more than a decade we have heard constant warnings about the coming of “cyber war” and “cyber terrorism.” The prophets of cyber doom have promised that cyber attacks are just around the corner that will be on par with natural disasters or the use of weapons of mass destruction. [...]
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Will Sony Hack Result In A Cyberwar Against North Korea - YouTube

Source: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBSThisMorning December 20, 2014 - CBS News national security analyst Juan Zarate weighs in on the subject from Washingt...
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Sony trying to find alternatives to release 'The Interview'

Sony trying to find alternatives to release 'The Interview' | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Pictures said on Friday it is looking for alternatives to release The Interview after it scrapped the Christmas Day theatrical opening of the screwball comedy at the center...
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Sony Cyberattack: Timeline of the Hacking and Ensuing Events

Sony Cyberattack: Timeline of the Hacking and Ensuing Events | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The United States accused North Korea on Friday of a massive cyber attack against Sony Pictures.
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Outgoing Intelligence chairman warns of cyber vulnerabilities - FCW.com

Outgoing Intelligence chairman warns of cyber vulnerabilities - FCW.com | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Retiring Michigan Republican Mike Rogers’ valedictory is the latest in a series of dire warnings about the need to bolster cyber defenses.
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Nation states expected to ratchet up cyber war in 2015 - TechTarget UK

Nation states expected to ratchet up cyber war in 2015 - TechTarget UK | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The prospect of more international espionage is one that looks like being a feature, along with more cloud and mobile attacks, in the security landscape next year
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Here's How Cyber-Warfare Started And Where It's Going - Business Insider

Here's How Cyber-Warfare Started And Where It's Going - Business Insider | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
When America dropped its two atom bombs, Little...
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