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Saudi Arabia: Threats and cyber attack will not deter women from driving | Amnesty International

Saudi Arabia: Threats and cyber attack will not deter women from driving | Amnesty International | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Saudi Arabian women activists still plan to defy a driving ban in the Kingdom on 26 October despite having their campaign website hacked and receiving repeated threats from the authorities to thwart the effort.
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Report: Obama authorized a secret cyber operation against Russia

Report: Obama authorized a secret cyber operation against Russia | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama learned of Russia's attempts to hack US election systems in early August 2016, and as intelligence mounted over the following months
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UK Parliament hit by 'sustained' cyber-attack - BBC News

UK Parliament hit by 'sustained' cyber-attack - BBC News | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
MPs are unable to access emails remotely, as Westminster deals with a hacking attempt made on Friday.
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Defending the Core: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Cyber Conflict, 2017, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence | Crossroads Blog

Defending the Core: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Cyber Conflict, 2017, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence | Crossroads Blog | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
From NATO's Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (NATO CCD COE) website: After many rounds of peer review, 14 articles were accepted for this
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Senators Push Trump for Answers on Power Grid Malware Attack

Senators Push Trump for Answers on Power Grid Malware Attack | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Nineteen legislators say the discovery of automated grid-disruption malware in Ukraine means the White House isn't doing enough to protect critical infrastructure.

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A Cyberattack ‘the World Isn’t Ready For’

A Cyberattack ‘the World Isn’t Ready For’ | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

In May, a so-called ransomware attack hit computers in over 150 countries. But two weeks earlier, one security expert found something a lot worse.

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NSA Opens Github Account — Lists 32 Projects Developed by the Agency

NSA Opens Github Account — Lists 32 Projects Developed by the Agency | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The National Security Agency (NSA) has opened a Github Account to lists 32 Open Source projects developed by the agency
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European Parliament Proposes Ban On Encryption Backdoors

European Parliament Proposes Ban On Encryption Backdoors | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
European Parliament Recommends Use of End-to-End Encryption and Proposes Ban On Encryption Backdoors.
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Banks will be forced to reveal cyber security breaches to European Central Bank | V3

Banks will be forced to reveal cyber security breaches to European Central Bank | V3 | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Big British banks, such as RBS, Barclays and HSBC, will all have to report major breaches to the ECB
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China on WannaCry: It wasn't us, honest | ZDNet

China on WannaCry: It wasn't us, honest | ZDNet | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Chinese security firms have hit out at 'false' suggestions that the ransomware outbreak originated from the People's Republic.

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U.S. blames North Korean government for cyber attacks since 2009

U.S. blames North Korean government for cyber attacks since 2009 | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Reuters — The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a rare alert on the activities of a hacking group it dubbed “Hidden Cobra,” saying the group was part of the North Korean government and that more attacks were likely.

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Russia is targeting the US military with fake Facebook profiles of gorgeous women

Russia is targeting the US military with fake Facebook profiles of gorgeous women | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Russian hackers are infiltrating the social media accounts of US troops to spread propaganda and win over their hearts and minds.

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French Officials Detail 'Fancy Bear' Hack of TV5Monde

French Officials Detail 'Fancy Bear' Hack of TV5Monde | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

New details have emerged relating to the 2015 hack attack against French broadcaster TV5Monde, which resulted in multiple television channels going dark as well as

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The growing threat from cyber weapons and what the United States needs to do to prepare | Brookings Institution

The growing threat from cyber weapons and what the United States needs to do to prepare | Brookings Institution | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

On June 6, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings will host an event focused cybersecurity and cyber deterrence.

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WikiLeaks: The CIA can remotely hack into computers that aren't even connected to the internet

WikiLeaks: The CIA can remotely hack into computers that aren't even connected to the internet | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
When firewalls, network-monitoring services, and antivirus software aren't enough, there's always been one surefire way to protect computers that control sensitive operations like power grids and water pumps: cut them off from the internet entirely. But new documents published by WikiLeaks on June 22 suggest that even when such extreme measures are taken, n
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mPs could be BLACKMAILED after Parliament is 'hacked by foreign state'

mPs could be BLACKMAILED after Parliament is 'hacked by foreign state' | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
A foreign state is thought to be responsible for the 'brute force' assault on the secure computer system with senior Whitehall sources warning it is 'inevitable' that information has been stolen.
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Isis just banned all its fighters from using social media

Isis just banned all its fighters from using social media | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Isis has issued a decree banning its fighters from using social media amid rising paranoia over infiltration and tracking by foreign intelligence agencies. A document from the group’s administrative “Delegated Committee” claimed militants had been killed because of careless online activity, threatening “questioning and accountability” for anyone breaking the prohibition.

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Experts Suspect Russia Is Using Ukraine As A Cyberwar Testing Ground

Experts Suspect Russia Is Using Ukraine As A Cyberwar Testing Ground | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Wired's Andy Greenberg says Ukraine has been the victim of a "cyber-assault unlike any the world has ever seen." Cybersecurity experts think Russia is perfecting attacks that could be used on the U.S.

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Russia-linked 'computational propaganda' campaigns seen distorting public opinion worldwide | The Japan Times

Russia-linked 'computational propaganda' campaigns seen distorting public opinion worldwide | The Japan Times | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
A wave of "computational propaganda," largely driven by Russia, is infecting politics around the world by spreading misinformation designed to manipulate p
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Disaster Recover Lacking for Most Mission-Critical Applications

Disaster Recover Lacking for Most Mission-Critical Applications | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The “Business Resiliency: Now’s the Time to Transform Continuity Strategies” study by Forbes and IBM outlines how organizations are facing up to application disruption challenges.

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Commentary: The world's best cyber army doesn’t belong to Russia

Commentary: The world's best cyber army doesn’t belong to Russia | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

By James Bamford National attention is focused on Russian eavesdroppers’ possible targeting of U.S. presidential candidates and the Democra

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How An Entire Nation Became Russia's Test Lab for Cyberwar

How An Entire Nation Became Russia's Test Lab for Cyberwar | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Blackouts in Ukraine were just a trial run. Russian hackers are learning to sabotage infrastructure---and the US could be next.
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'Unlikely to go away': Bank of Canada warns of cyberattack vulnerabilities in financial sector

The structural vulnerability could allow for the easy spread of an initial attack that ripples into other sectors such as energy or water systems, says the bank

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What were China's hacker spies after?

Chinese hackers were after nuclear power plant blueprints, business plans and trade secrets.

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Russia has developed a cyberweapon that can disrupt power grids, according to new research

Russia has developed a cyberweapon that can disrupt power grids, according to new research | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Already used in Ukraine, the malware could be modified to target U.S. systems.
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