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Category: Cyber warfare


Cyber warfare, Hacker

Tech firms fret over push to legalize ‘defensive’ hacking

May 3, 2018

Via: The Hill

The debate around whether companies should be able to engage in “active cyber defense” is heating up. Often described by critics as “hacking back,” the controversial concept involves organizations employing a variety of techniques to prevent breaches or track down […]


Cyber warfare

Fancy Bear abuses LoJack security software in targeted attacks

May 3, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

LoJack for laptops is a security software designed to catch computer thieves, but it could be theoretically abused to spy on legitimate owners of the device. LoJack could be used to locate a stolen laptop, lock it or wipe its […]


Cyber warfare

Trump sends cyber warfare strategy to Congress

April 20, 2018

Via: The Hill

President Trump has sent to Congress a long-awaited report on U.S. policy for deterring and responding to attacks in cyberspace. The policy was sent to the House and Senate committees with oversight of the departments of State, Homeland Security, Defense […]


Cyber warfare, Threats & Malware

Microsoft engineer charged with money laundering linked to Reveton ransomware

April 16, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

The Microsoft network engineer Raymond Uadiale (41) is facing federal charges in Florida for the alleged involvement in Reveton Ransomware case. The man is suspected to have had a role in helping launder money obtained from victims of the Reventon […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

What Is the Dark Web and Why Would Businesses Use It?

April 9, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

There’s the World Wide Web, and then there’s the less understood and presumably nefarious Dark Web — but not all who use the Dark Web have malicious intent. So what is the Dark Web, and why would cybersecurity companies access […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

The Future of Cognitive Security Is Now

April 9, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Many security conversations today are likely to touch upon security intelligence, behavioral anomaly detection and the value of augmented intelligence (AI) in security. But is cognitive security all hype, or are there real applications in use today? Is it feasible […]


Cyber warfare

U.S. Military Should Step Up Cyber Ops: General

March 21, 2018

Via: Security Week

Washington – US efforts to conduct offensive and defensive operations in cyberspace are falling short, a top general warned Tuesday amid ongoing revelations about Russian hacking. General John Hyten, who leads US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told lawmakers the US has […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Security, Tech

New AI technology used by UK government to fight extremist content

February 14, 2018

Via: Naked Security

The UK Home Office on Monday unveiled a £600,000 artificial intelligence (AI) tool to automatically detect terrorist content. The Home Office cited tests that show the new tool can automatically detect 94% of Daesh propaganda with 99.995% accuracy. That accuracy […]


Cyber warfare, Network security, Threats & Malware, Tracking

Dem senator introduces bill to help DHS identify terror threats

February 8, 2018

Via: The Hill

Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) on Wednesday introduced a bill in the upper chamber designed to help the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) improve its ability to identify potential terrorist threats. Hassan said the DHS Data Framework Act will streamline the […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Ransomware and Bitcoin Enter New Phase

January 5, 2018

Via: Security Week

The phenomenal appreciation in Bitcoin’s value against the dollar, up roughly 18x in 2017 and 4x since September, gives us pause to consider – from a security perspective – what this might mean for ransomware in the near and distant […]