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    Mitre Evaluates Cyber Tools From 21 Vendors for ‘APT29’ Threat Defense Initiative

    Mitre has issued the results of its assessments of cybersecurity platforms from 21 companies to help industry and government agencies improve their capabilities to detect and combat cyber threats. Mitre evaluated the cyber offerings using its ATT&CK knowledge base to emulate the techniques used by APT29, a cyber threat group believed to be related to the Russian government, the nonprofit corporation said Tuesday.

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  • Invincea's Patrick Belcher: Hackers Used Common Malware to Infiltrate White House, Anthem Data Networks - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Invincea's Patrick Belcher: Hackers Used Common Malware to Infiltrate White House, Anthem Data Networks

    New research says Russian and Chinese hackers involved in the recent data breaches on the White House and health insurer Anthem used the same types of malware to intrude into the two organizations' computer networks, Nextgov reported Thursday. Aliya Sternstein writes the hackers involved in the two network intrusions used legitimate-looking phishing emails to deliver […] More

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    Researchers Unearth File that Triggered RSA SecurID Breach

    Security researchers have located an infected email suspected to be the culprit of the RSA SecurID hack in March. In March, unknown attackers tricked EMC staff with a legitimate-looking hiring message that contained a “backdoor,” allowing the culprits to invisibly lurk inside the company’s computer systems until they found the SecureID network login information.  Allegedly the […] More

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    Experts Doubt Iran's Claims of being Cyber Attacked

    More than a week after Iran said it had been the victim of another cyber attack by foreign adversaries, computer security experts around the globe are voicing their skepticism about the country’s claims. After the Stuxnet incident last year, Iran claims it was recently hit with another cyber attack. The Iranian government said it suspected […] More

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    Survey: Majority of Online Users Will Holiday Shop Online

    With an increasing number of people realizing the convenience of online shopping, it may seem like a no-brainer that 85 percent of Internet users are planning on doing their holiday shopping on the web this year, according to a new survey conducted by F-Secure. Only 15 percent of Internet users say they won’t do any […] More

  • Hacktivist 'the Jester' Takes Credit for WikiLeaks DoS Attack - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Hacktivist 'the Jester' Takes Credit for WikiLeaks DoS Attack

    A hacker known as the Jester claimed responsibility for the DoS attack that left WikiLeaks.org crippled for hours on Sunday, shortly before the site began posting its largest-to-date release of classified U.S. diplomatic cables, according to CNN. The cyber vigilante, who describes himself as a “hacktivist for good,” tweeted he took the site down “for […] More

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    10 Most Dangerous Keywords to Google for Cyber Monday Deals

    Consumers hoping to find online shopping deals on iPads, Kindles and Kinects this upcoming Cyber Monday may get more than they bargain for if they are not cautious. According to F-Secure’s yearly compilation of the most dangerous gifts to shop for online this holiday season, these gadgets are among the 10 most-popular terms used by […] More

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    Leader of Hacking Crew m00p Pleads Guilty

    A Scottish man has pleaded guilty to offenses originating from his involvement as the leader of an international cyber crime ring responsible for infecting computers worldwide with Trojans, according to Softpedia. In 2006, U.K. authorities arrested Matthew Anderson, following an investigation into the hacker group called m00p. Prosecutors said Anderson, who used the aliases of […] More

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    Stuxnet Spreads to Finland

    Corporate espionage is spreading in Finland, and the Land of the Thousands Lakes was recently targeted by the infamous Stuxnet worm, Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reports. The complex malware has been found in at least one institution that uses the industrial equipment targeted by the worm. It has not caused any damage. In addition, Finnish […] More

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    Stuxnet, an Inside Job?

    The Stuxnet worm blamed for infecting hundreds of thousands computers and critical infrastructure in Iran could have been an inside job, according to security experts. Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, told V3.co.uk the malware could have been created by someone with detailed knowledge of Siemens’ computer systems, possibly a current or former employee. […] More

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    Stuxnet Worm Suspected of Targeting 'High-Value' Infrastructure in Iran

    One of the most sophisticated and complex pieces of malware ever detected was probably targeting “high-value” infrastructure in Iran, BBC News reports. Some researchers claim the intricacy of Stuxnet indicates the malware could only have been created by a national government agency. Experts believe the malware to be the first of its kind to target […] More

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    NBA Star Accused of 'Hacking' Phone, Voicemail of Former Employee

    Basketball star-turned-one-time-rapper Shaquille O’Neal has been accused of hacking the phone of a former employee and lover as well as destroying evidence by throwing a laptop into a lake–all of which the NBA star denies. Shawn Darling, who worked as a personal computer consultant for O'Neal from 2007 to 2009, claims O'Neal hacked into his […] More

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