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Booz Allen Report Assesses Cyber Threat Trends in 2019

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A new Booz Allen Hamilton report that takes a look at cyber threat trends in 2019 says states may employ capabilities related to information warfare to compromise companies and consumers. Booz Allen said in the report that state-linked organizations could identify new applications for internet-of-things botnets and that threat actors might come up with new attack vectors to take advantage of non-WiFi wireless protocols.

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Fortinet Intros Threat Intell Service for Cybersecurity Execs

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Fortinet has debuted a threat intelligence service offering designed to help cybersecurity leaders monitor global threat trends and cyber risks facing their enterprises. The cloud-based FortiGuard threat intelligence platform works to provide threat metrics and activity trends to boost chief information security officers’ cyber situational awareness, Fortinet said Monday. The service uses …

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Microsoft’s New Facility to Help Public, Private Sector Clients Address Cyber Threats in Latin America

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Microsoft has opened a Mexico-based Cybersecurity Engagement Center as part of the company’s commitment to help government and enterprise customers in Latin America address information technology security threats. The company said Friday it established the facility to support efforts against cyber crimes such as Botnet schemes in the region, facilitate collaboration between cybersecurity professionals and Microsoft specialists …

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Facebook, FBI Team to Stop Worldwide Botnet

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Facebook helped the FBI bring down an international criminal enterprise that infected nearly 11 million computers with malicious software, accounting for more than $850 million in losses. Reuters reports the social networking site helped identify the responsible parties and provide security systems for detecting infected accounts. Facebook also provided tools …

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Botnet Bust Slashes Size of Coreflood

The Justice Department has filed a preliminary injunction against the operators of the Coreflood botnet– a network of hundreds of thousands of computers infected with malware. In addition to banning the defendants from using Coreflood to commit fraud and to illegally intercept electronic communications, the injunction authorizes the U.S. Marshals …

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FBI's Gordon Snow Testifies on Cyber Threats

Assistant director for the cyber division of the FBI, Gordon Snow, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on crime and terrorism this week to talk about how the bureau is responding to the ongoing threat of cyber crime terrorism. Snow discussed the overall cyber threat and said he couldn't …

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