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United States remains vulnerable to North Korean cyber-attack, analysts say

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United States remains vulnerable to North Korean cyber-attack, analysts say

As North Korea blusters about launching missile strikes against the United States and its allies, experts are warning that aggressive action from North Korea is more likely to come from …

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UK will ‘strike back’ if it comes under cyberattack, says government

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UK will ‘strike back’ if it comes under cyberattack, says government

International hackers and cyberattackers who launch operations against the UK will be retaliated against, the government has warned, as it sets out plans to protect infrastructure, business, and citizens from online threats.
These tactics form part of the government’s National

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40 percent of Polish companies lack any cyber-attack plan

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40 percent of Polish companies lack any cyber-attack plan

Up to 40 percent of enterprises in Poland do not have an emergency plan for cyber attacks, according to research by Intel in the Central and East-European countries Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary, carried out among 250 IT

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Panda Security Identifies Public Service Sector as Target for Cyber-Attack in Latest Whitepaper – “Privacy in Public Administration”

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Panda Security Identifies Public Service Sector as Target for Cyber-Attack in Latest Whitepaper – “Privacy in Public Administration”

PandaLabs, Panda Security’s anti-malware laboratory, has released its latest whitepaper entitled, “Privacy in Public Administration.” The whitepaper details numerous cyber-attacks on specific countries, and how the government sector is becoming a more focused area of attack for cyber-criminals. The full

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Cost of a cyber-attack will soon reach $1 million for large businesses

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Cost of a cyber-attack will soon reach $1 million for large businesses

We are coming closer to the point where a cyber-attack will cost every large business more than $1 million. According to a new Kaspersky Lab report, a single cyber-security incident now costs a large business, on average, $861,000.
Small and

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UCLA Health Responds to massive cyberattack

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As many as 4.5 million individuals may have been impacted by a cyber-attack at UCLA Health. The attackers accessed parts of the organization’s network that contained personal and medical information. Yet, there is no evidence the cyber-attackers accessed or acquired any personal or medical information. The FBI is investigating the attack, and UCLA also hired private computer forensic specialists to secure information on network servers. “We take this attack on our systems extremely seriously,” James Atkinson, the interim associate vice chancellor and president of the UCLA Hospital System, said in a statement. “Our patients come first at UCLA Health and confidentiality is a critical part of our commitment to care. … We have taken significant steps to further protect data and strengthen our network against another cyber attack.” UCLA Health detected suspicious activity in its network in October 2014, and began an investigation with help from the FBI. Initially, it looked like the attackers did not access parts of the network that contain personal and medical information. In fact, it appears the attackers may have had access to these parts of the network as early as September 2014. Source: Inside Counsel

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Cyberattack on U.S. Power Plants Could Cause $1T in Economic Damage

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Let’s imagine an “improbable, but not impossible” cyberassault on the U.S. power grid. A shadowy group of skilled and malicious actors spend years implanting a piece of malware, dubbed the “Erebos” trojan, in the control systems of power plants across the Northeastern United States. It determines which of them haven’t yet installed hardware to prevent a type of cyber-enabled assault that’s been known to the industry for nearly a decade. Then, on one fateful day, they activate the malware, causing up to 50 power-plant turbines to overload and burn out, blacking out the power grid between Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C., and leaving 93 million people across 15 states without electricity. While some power is restored within 24 hours, it takes weeks for the rest — and the cost to the U.S. economy adds up to $243 billion, or in a worst-case scenario, nearly $1 trillion. That’s the scenario that “Business Blackout,” a joint report by Lloyd’s and the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Risk Studies, lays out for a utility industry that’s seeing cyberintrusions rise at an unprecedented pace. It also takes on the challenging questions of how to invest in protecting utilities against cyberthreats that are […]

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Hacker avoids conviction over university cyber-attack

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 Powered by Max Banner Ads A 20-year-old Auckland computer hacker has been discharged without conviction after launching a cyber-attack on the University of Melbourne in 2011. Neil McDonald appeared before Judge Pippa Sinclair at the North Shore District Court today facing one charge of intentionally accessing a computer system without authority. The charge faces a maximum penalty of two years’ imprisonment. Outlining the police summary of facts, Judge Sinclair said the attack occurred between November 12 and 15, 2011 when McDonald, then 17, launched a “SQL [structured query language] injection attack” through a redundant service database at the University of Melbourne. The court heard the type of attack used by McDonald was commonly used by hackers. McDonald gained the logins and passwords for four administrators and 275 staff members in the attack and then contacted the university and claimed responsibility, the court heard. He also boasted about the attack on social media and in a radio interview, Judge Sinclair said. The university then laid a complaint with Victoria Police’s e-crimes squad, and a search warrant was executed at McDonald’s Auckland home. Since his arrest, the court heard he had voluntarily completed 50 hours’ community service in his bid to obtain a […]

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White House hack just the beginning: experts say major cyberattack coming soonNational Cyber Security

nationalcybersecurity.com – Hackers recently breached an unclassified computer network used by President Barack Obama’s senior staff, a White House official said on Wednesday, as experts predict we’re around a decade away fro…

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White House hack just the beginning: experts say major cyberattack coming soon

White House hack just the beginning: experts say major cyberattack coming soon

Hackers recently breached an unclassified computer network used by President Barack Obama’s senior staff, a White House official said on Wednesday, as experts predict we’re around a decade away from an attack that causes “widespread harm to a nation’s security”. […]

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