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December 28, 2017.
By The CyberWire Staff
Nissan Canada and Ancestry.com continue their notification of customers affected by their respective data breaches.
The highest rates of online fraud are associated with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but this is, researchers say, a misconception: Enigma Software Group says malware infections, at least, have peaked in mid-December the past few years, and that it would even now be premature to breathe a sigh of relief.
Section 702 of the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the legal authority for much US electronic surveillance, will not be renewed before it sunsets this week. Congress has deferred consideration of reauthorization until it reconvenes in January. The Department of Justice has offered an opinion that the Act as it stands permits current surveillance operations to continue into April, which is thought to give the Intelligence Community sufficient legal authority to go on as it has, at least for a few months. But final Congressional action is likely in the first months of 2018.
As the US Securities and Exchange Commission takes its first shots at regulating initial coin offerings (ICOs), observers think that this particular investment mechanism is unlikely to gain great traction until some of its security issues are worked out.
Not a threat in the wild, yet, but Trend Micro has demonstrated that high-end speakers from Bose and Sonos can be hacked and rickrolled by those of a mind to do so.
Twitter account hacked? It happens to the best, in this case John McAfee (probably through compromise of his phone).
Today's issue includes events affecting Canada, China, Germany, India, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States.
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Another Ransomware cyber attack in Kerala (The New Indian Express) As per the warning on the affected computer screen, the files have been encrypted and if it is to be retrieved, ransom in the form of bitcoin has to be remitted, he said.
The Case of Disappearing Vulnerabilities(Infosecurity Magazine) While the practice of identifying vulnerabilities is basically sound, the SaaS vendor cannot rely on public databases of vulnerabilities.
5 trends that will change Network Security landscape in 2018(TechObserver) Network Security - With the prospects of new technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics and the Internet of Things, there’s also increasing risk of confidential data being maliciously collected, stored and disseminated.
2017’s Worst Cyber Scandals(Acumin) This year has been a very significant in the cyber security industry, with high profile breaches and consistent threats still active against organisations. As a result, companies and the public as are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of cyber security, and how detrimental a sophisticated cyber-attack can be.
HCL technologies to Double its investments on Cybersecurity space(Latest IT News) HCL technologies doubling its investments on Cybersecurity space HCL Technologies country’s fourth-largest software services firm with BSE -0.40 % is intensifying its investments in the cybersecurity space and is looking at advancement of its three facilities in India. The techno giant is also planning a new Cyber Security Fusion Center in Dallas, Texas, US and …
How to Counter Fake News(Foreign Affairs) Although much of the establishment has been left wringing its hands about what to do about the problem of fake news—how to ferret out the content and those who produce it—there are already tools and systems to help digital investigations and gumshoe reporters connect the dots and discover scams, as well as other steps Washington and the media can take to protect the public.
3 Cyber Threat Intelligence Myths — Busted(Recorded Future) We take a look at three myths that contribute to the confusion over cyber threat intelligence. Understanding the misconceptions behind each myth can help you protect your organization.
The Cyberforce Awakens(Bloomberg) With mutual assured destruction making nuclear warfare an unrealistic option, more nation states are fighting battles online rather than on physical battlefields and with malware replacing projectile weapons.
What's To Come As Government Surveillance Sunsets With 2017?(Forbes) As December raced by with Republicans in Congress doing all they could to keep momentum behind their tax-reform bill, which passed with all the pageantry and histrionics such legislation can muster, they weren’t able to vote on the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017.
Putin says St. Petersburg supermarket bombing was terrorism(Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin said a bomb blast in a St. Petersburg supermarket on Wednesday was an act of terrorism, and that security forces whose lives were threatened by terrorist suspects should shoot to kill if necessary.
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