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Leaked FinFisher presentation details toolkit's spying capabilities

Leaked FinFisher presentation details toolkit's spying capabilities | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen has shared several interesting slides from a presentation that displays the wide range of capabilities offered by ...
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A Russian Hacker Has Confessed to Hacking the DNC

A Russian Hacker Has Confessed to Hacking the DNC | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

A Russian hacker has confessed in court to being hired by the FSB to hack into the Democratic National Congress computer systems last year. 

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Russia’s Top Cyber Sleuth Foils US Spies, Helps Kremlin Pals

Russia’s Top Cyber Sleuth Foils US Spies, Helps Kremlin Pals | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Ex-Soviet intelligence officer Eugene Kaspersky and his geek squad traced Stuxnet and Flame. Now he has a vision for the future of Internet security.

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U.S. Military to Send Cyber Soldiers to the Battlefield | SecurityWeek.Com

U.S. Military to Send Cyber Soldiers to the Battlefield | SecurityWeek.Com | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The US Army's Cyber Command will soon send teams of cyber warriors to the battlefield as the military increasingly looks to take the offensive against enemy computer networks.
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Hackers Can Steal Data From Air-Gapped Industrial Networks via PLCs | SecurityWeek.Com

Hackers Can Steal Data From Air-Gapped Industrial Networks via PLCs | SecurityWeek.Com | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Researchers show how hackers can stealthily exfiltrate data from air-gapped industrial networks by manipulating the RF signals emitted by a PLC
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Why the world needs a NATO for cyberwarfare

Why the world needs a NATO for cyberwarfare | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The US should lead the international community in addressing digital attacks by creating a cybersecurity version of NATO, Craig A. Newman says.
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Security community urges caution on offensive cyber defence

Some Nato countries are reportedly considering responding to cyber attacks with offensive cyber strikes, but security industry commentators warn of dangers.
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NATO mulls 'offensive defence' with cyber warfare rules - The Express Tribune

NATO mulls 'offensive defence' with cyber warfare rules - The Express Tribune | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Comman­ders and expert­s have focuse­d on defend­ing networ­ks and blocki­ng attemp­ts at malici­ous manipu­lation of data
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NATO’s flagship cyber exercise begins in Estonia

NATO’s flagship cyber exercise begins in Estonia | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Cyber Coalition, NATO’s biggest and most important cyber defence exercise, is taking place this week. The exercise involves more than 700 participants from 25 Allies, as well as NATO partner countries, the European Union, industry and academia.

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Report: FBI failed to tell US officials they were targets of Russian hackers

Report: FBI failed to tell US officials they were targets of Russian hackers | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

The FBI reportedly did not inform U.S. government officials that a Russian hacking operation was attempting to breach their personal emails.

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Uber: Hackers stole 57m passengers, drivers' info. We also bribed the thieves $100k to STFU

Uber: Hackers stole 57m passengers, drivers' info. We also bribed the thieves $100k to STFU | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
And it happened a year ago, hoped you wouldn't find out
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NATO trains Serbian civil servants in cyber defence

NATO trains Serbian civil servants in cyber defence | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Civil servants from the Office of the National Security Council and Classified Information Protection of the government of Serbia were trained to deal with information systems security (INFOSEC) in real life situations. The training took place in Belgrade and Tallinn from 30 October until 10 November 2017 as part of NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme.

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NATO Networks Get About 500 Cyber Attacks Every Month, Says European Defence Agency -

The European Defense Agency (EDA) tweeted Thursday that NATO networks encounter about 500 cyber attacks every month. EDA is an EU organization whose primary objective is to foster defense cooperation among members; it reports to the Council of the European Union. On the other hand, NATO is an inter-governmental military alliance that multiple states in …
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Christmas comes early: EU unwraps cybersecurity package and boosts ENISA

Christmas comes early: EU unwraps cybersecurity package and boosts ENISA | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy issued a Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council [JOIN(2017) 450 final] on 13 September 2017, bearing the title Resilience, Deterrence and Defence: Building strong cybersecurity for the EU.
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US Charges Three Men with Creating and Running First-Ever Mirai Botnet

US Charges Three Men with Creating and Running First-Ever Mirai Botnet | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Three men have pleaded guilty for their role in the creation of the Mirai malware and the use of the subsequent Mirai botnet to launch DDoS attacks on multiple targets across the Internet, according to documents unsealed today by the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

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How to Recover from Cyber Incidents in Government

How to Recover from Cyber Incidents in Government | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
What actions do organizations need to take to prepare for cybersecurity incidents? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has answers in Special Publication 800-184, titled: 'Guide for Cybersecurity Event Recovery.' Here’s an exclusive interview with one of the authors.
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Singapore’s Defence Cyber Chief: Whitehat hackers invited to hack MINDEF

Singapore’s Defence Cyber Chief: Whitehat hackers invited to hack MINDEF | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)’s Defence Cyber Chief, Mr David Koh, has announced the MINDEF Bug Bounty Programme during the sidelines of his visit to the Cyber Defence Test and Evaluation …
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Outing Spooks: “Doxing” in the Cyber-Hack Era

Outing Spooks: “Doxing” in the Cyber-Hack Era | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Revealing the identities of intelligence officials – a practice known as doxing – could become more common among nation-states, directed in particular at the clandestine cyber-spies who operate overseas. Doing so undermines an unspoken norm of confidentiality among even adversarial intelligence services – where they allow each other to operate intelligence networks in their country, … Continue reading "Outing Spooks: “Doxing” in the Cyber-Hack Era"


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From Tweets to Tanks

From Tweets to Tanks | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The elements of hybrid war like disinformation, cyber-attacks – these are not abstract terms, but very real threats and challenges.
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22-Year-Old Hacker Pleads Guilty to 2014 Yahoo Hack, Admits Helping Russian Intelligence

22-Year-Old Hacker Pleads Guilty to 2014 Yahoo Hack, Admits Helping Russian Intelligence | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Karim Baratov, a 22-year-old hacker has pleaded guilty to his involvement in 2014 Yahoo data breach and helping Russia Intelligence.
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NATO visionaries: Artificial intelligence has huge potential for future military capacity

NATO visionaries: Artificial intelligence has huge potential for future military capacity | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
The GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Initiative, led by retired General John R. Allen, presented on Monday (27 November) its final report on the future of the Alliance. In a wide-ranging interview, EURACTIV.com spoke to General Allen and Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, former Deputy Secretary-General of NATO.
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'Treat infosec fails like plane crashes' – but hopefully with less death and twisted metal

'Treat infosec fails like plane crashes' – but hopefully with less death and twisted metal | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

We never learn from incidents, says Europol security adviser

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Siemens, Trimble, Moody's breached by Chinese hackers, U.S. charges

Siemens, Trimble, Moody's breached by Chinese hackers, U.S. charges | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

U.S. prosecutors have charged three Chinese nationals affiliated with a cyber security company in China with hacking into Siemens AG, Trimble Inc and Moody's Analytics to steal business secrets.

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Cyber and Space Weapons Are Making Nuclear Deterrence Trickier

Cyber and Space Weapons Are Making Nuclear Deterrence Trickier | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
If you can’t trust your networks or satellite communications in a crisis, ‘use-or-lose’ scenarios get a lot closer.
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Car hacking is a national security issue, warns expert

Car hacking is a national security issue, warns expert | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it

Car hacking should be considered a national security issue in the current geopolitical climate, as hackers can "kill millions" of people using hijacked cars, said Justin Cappos, a computer scientist at New York University, was quoted as saying to thetimes.co.uk on Monday.

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Massive US military social media spying archive left wide open in AWS S3 buckets

Massive US military social media spying archive left wide open in AWS S3 buckets | Cyber Defence | Scoop.it
Dozens of terabytes exposed, your tax dollars at work
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