List/Grid Tag Archives: US CERT

CERT Team: Malware Impersonating Federal Agencies

CERT Team: Malware Impersonating Federal Agencies

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team has issued a warning on several malware campaigns disguised as coming from U.S. federal agencies, Fedscoop reports. Once the malware is installed in a… Read more »

DHS Provides Internet Safety Tips for Parents

DHS Provides Internet Safety Tips for Parents

As part of the Stop. Think. Connect. campaign, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security outlined yesterday several tips parents can use to protect their children from Internet predators.  “Cyber predators… Read more »

DHS Kicks Off GFIRST Cybersecurity Conference

DHS Kicks Off GFIRST Cybersecurity Conference

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security kicked off its seventh annual cybersecurity conference this week in Nashville. The Government Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams conference is hosted by… Read more »

Narus to Present at GFIRST Conference

Narus to Present at GFIRST Conference

Boeing subsidiary Narus, Inc. will exhibit at the seventh annual GFIRST National Conference held next week in Nashville, Tenn., an event that brings together cybersecurity experts, information security professionals and… Read more »

DHS: Stuxnet Clones May Target US Infrastructures

DHS: Stuxnet Clones May Target US Infrastructures

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security warned Congress yesterday that potential variants of the Stuxnet worm could threaten important U.S. infrastructures. Roberta Stempfley and Sean P. McGurk from the… Read more »

US-CERT Director Resigns

US-CERT Director Resigns

Randy Vickers, director of the United States Computer Emergency Response Team, unexpectedly resigned from his position Friday following a recent spike in the number of cyber attacks against government agencies… Read more »

US, India Sign Cybersecurity MOU

US, India Sign Cybersecurity MOU

The United States and India signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to strengthen ties and promote information sharing between the nations’ organizations tasked with cybersecurity, the Department of Homeland Security… Read more »

Bin Laden Death Leads to Scam Surge

Bin Laden Death Leads to Scam Surge

In the wake of President Barack Obama’s late-night announcement yesterday that the world’s most-wanted fugitive, Osama bin Laden, had been captured and killed, scammers were quick to jump at the… Read more »

Video-game Phishing Scam Hits 'Modern Warfare 2' Players

Video-game Phishing Scam Hits 'Modern Warfare 2' Players

US-CERT is warning consumers of reports that some users on the Xbox 360 video-game system are receiving potential phishing attempts through an in-game messaging service. In-game message phishing is not… Read more »

US-CERT Warns of Holiday Season Scams, Malware Campaigns

US-CERT Warns of Holiday Season Scams, Malware Campaigns

Consumers should be extra cautious when receiving unsolicited emails this upcoming holiday season as they could be part of phishing scams or malware campaigns, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team… Read more »

US CERT: Malware Attacks on Feds Motivated by Money Not Terrorism

US CERT: Malware Attacks on Feds Motivated by Money Not Terrorism

Malware attacks against federal agencies appear to be predominately motivated by financial gain rather than terrorism or espionage, according to the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team at DHS. Around 90… Read more »

DHS IG: US-CERT Needs Work

DHS IG: US-CERT Needs Work

Despite the various accomplishments of the U.S.-CERT in the past few years, there are still many areas that need improvement, DHS’ Inspector General told members of the House Committee on… Read more »

US Getting Closer to Finding Google Hackers

US Getting Closer to Finding Google Hackers

US authorities believe they may have identified the programming author who wrote the code used in the hacking attacks against search engine giant Google, according to an article in the… Read more »

DHS Opens Cybersecurity Center

DHS Opens Cybersecurity Center

The Department of Homeland Security opened a new cybersecurity center today: The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, which will serve as a central warning center for cyber. DHS Secretary… Read more »

Mischel Kwon, Director of US Computer Emergency Response Team, Resigns

Mischel Kwon, Director of US Computer Emergency Response Team, Resigns

Mischel Kwon, director of the US Computer Emergency Response Team has resigned, reportedly due to frustration with bureaucratic obstacles and not having sufficient power to execute the functions of her office in Department… Read more »

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