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MITRE will award $50,000 for a solution that detects rogue IoT Devices

MITRE has challenged the security community to devise new methods that could help in detecting rogue IoT devices on a network. The non-profit research and development organization MITRE has challenged security researchers to propose new methods and technologies that could help in...

Apple Watches banned from UK cabinet meetings to prevent eavesdropping

The UK Government has decided to ban Apple Watches ban from the Cabinet over foreign eavesdropper fears, in 2013 occurred with the iPad. The political fears cyber espionage, the recent string of cyber attacks against the US Presidential election and the constant...

More than 500,000 IoT devices potentially recruitable in the Mirai Botnet

Security experts have discovered more than 500,000 vulnerable Internet of Things (IoT) devices that could be potentially recruited in the Mirai botnet. In the last weeks, security experts observed two of the powerful DDoS attacks of ever that hit the hosting...

TeamXRat spreads ransomware via RDP brute-force attacks

Malware researchers from Kaspersky have spotted the TeamXRat gang spreading a new ransomware in Brazil via RDP brute-force attacks. Cyber criminals are using stolen or weak remote desktop credentials to access systems and deliver file-encrypting ransomware. This is not a novelty...

Logical Operations: The Ashley Madison Hack — One Year Later

Cybersecurity is more than a technical operation. It is a human undertaking, and its failures lead to human cost. Few events illustrate this better than the Ashley Madison hack, which I blogged about almost exactly one year ago. Ashley...

Yahoo Data Breach may have affected over 1 Billion users

According to a former Yahoo executive the number of affected user accounts in the Yahoo data breach may be between 1 Billion and 3 Billion. This summer 200 million Yahoo user accounts were offered for sale in a black market on the dark...

Fancy Bear Hackers use a new Mac Trojan against aerospace industry

Researchers at Palo Alto spotted a new campaign of the Russian Fancy Bear APT using a new Mac OS X Trojan against companies in the aerospace industry. In the last weeks, we have discussed a lot about a string of...

Australian Police warns of malware-laden USB drives left in letterboxes

The Police in the Australian State of Victoria issued a warning to the local population of malware-laden USB drives left in letterboxes. USB drives are a privileged vector of attack, security experts have demonstrated that it is possible to hide malicious...

The leak of NSA hacking tools was caused by a staffer mistake

A US investigation into the leak of the NSA hacking tools used by the Agency is focusing on a theory that it was caused by a staffer mistake. The hack of the NSA-linked group Equation Group and the leakage of the NSA hacking...

A mistake allowed us a peek into North Korea Internet infrastructure

A mistake allowed us a peek into the North Korea Internet infrastructure, a security researcher discovered that Pyongyang has just 28 websites. The North Korea is one of the countries that most of all is investing to improve its cyber capabilities and...

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