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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | NCSAM is Over, But Don’t Let Cybersecurity Fade to Black

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans This Halloween season, we’ve explored the deepest, darkest corners of cyberspace in our National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) blog series—from cyber spooks and digital demons to deathly data breaches and compliance concerns. Our panel of cybersecurity experts assembled to tell you the spookiest things they’ve seen […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

Black #Friday #cyberattacks to #break #records as #hackers enlist #bots

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Identity is central to this increasing problem, and it is available in abundance due to the massive data breaches that have rocked the world in 2017.

We are in the midst of a week predicted to be record breaking in terms of cyberattack volumes, with malicious activity set to spike aggressively on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

A colossal 50 million attacks globally are expected to hit throughout the prime shopping period, meaning that potentially billions of pounds are hanging in the balance in the UK alone.

In the run up to what may prove to be the worst week of cyberattacks on record, it is also important to note that 171 million attacks have been logged in just the last quarter. This tremendous figure is a 100 per cent increase compared to the same time span in 2015.

Hackers are thought to be prepared for capitalising on the season of spending, with ThreatMetrix recognising an increase in bot activity in the run up to the booming retail period. Fear surrounding the potentially crippling power of bots has peaked recently upon the discovery of the Reaper botnet.

In the past 90 days, 450 million bot attacks have been recorded, with a focus found to be on automated attacks and identity testing.

The massive data breaches of 2017 have brought personal credentials to centre stage, masses of data is available to purchase and use, making the Black Friday even more appealing to fraudsters.

Vanita Pandey, vice president of product marketing and strategy at ThreatMetrix comments, “Cybercrime continues to grow, with organisations being attacked more than ever before, fueled in large part by the proliferation of data breaches that continue to provide fresh identity data to exploit. Fraudsters are acting with haste, before data breaches are disclosed publicly, to test stolen credentials with a view to perpetrate large-volume attacks on digital businesses.

The value of identity data has now surpassed the value of card data, and the cybercrime statistics for EMEA are significantly more troubling than those in North America. In EMEA you are 63 per cent more likely to face an attack via a transaction.

“We predict that the top retailers will sustain heightened attacks from bot operators, looking to test personal accounts. Over the next week, we are expecting approximately 5 to 8 million daily identity testing attacks… By analyzing our most recent data, we can see that the scale of eCommerce attacks in the final quarter of 2017 is likely to surpass the entire attack number for all industries – including banking and media – during Q4 2016,” Pandey said.

Putting into perspective the ease with which identity data can be accessed by malicious actors, Tim Ayling, EMEA Director of Fraud and Risk Intelligence at RSA Security has outlined the paltry cost of personal information.

“With hundreds of thousands of UK card credentials available to buy on the dark web for less than £10, you can bet that cybercriminals and fraudsters will be on their own shopping spree. Major sales events like Black Friday have historically seen a huge number of compromised accounts being sold by hackers, used to make illegitimate purchases and siphon funds from virtual wallets. In the past, there has even been a dialing-down of proactive fraud detection on big shopping days like these. Merchants and card issuers were so insistent on allowing their transactions to flow through, they would often choose to allow more risky transactions to continue.”

While the scene may seem bleak, you are not powerless to improve your chances of keeping your information safe. Being mindful of where and how you submit your personal information is a solid start, while also improving passwords, ensuring that the goals of hackers are not made more achievable still.

“This is slowly changing and anecdotal evidence suggests that both maturity in fraud prevention tools, as well as the scale of the fraud problem, are allowing the financial institutions to become more stringent on these days. However, shoppers must remain vigilant. Fraudsters are opportunists by their very nature, and many will see Black Friday as a golden opportunity, hiding amongst the spike in legitimate purchases,” the EMEA Director of Fraud and Risk Intelligence at RSA Security said.

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‘Cyber is the New #Black’: #Cyber Expert Points to #Diplomacy to #Solve Global #Cybersecurity Issues

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

With growing threats not only in the physical world but also in today’s nebular cyber world, Christopher Painter ’80 argued that “cyber is the new black,” meaning that “everyone cares about cyber” now.

Painter, who has been at the forefront of cyber issues for the last 25 years, addressed growing security concerns and the role of modern cyber-diplomacy at the 2017 Bartels World Affairs Fellowship Lecture this Wednesday.

Painter, the “weary warrior” of cyber warfare for his entire career, started his career as a prosecutor dealing with cyber cases and served as the U.S. State Department’s first coordinator for cyber issues from 2011 until July this year.

While studying at Cornell in 1979, Painter used punched cards for computer programming and played hundreds of sessions of BakéGyamon, an anime computer game, for his work study. Back then, Painter reflected, “the internet … existed in very basic form. The world wide web certainly didn’t exist.”

But technology has come far since; today, “we are all dependant [on the internet] for financial transactions, social transactions and to communicate really for everything,” Painter said.

However, though this rapid technological innovation has largely “been a tremendous force for good,” it does not come without its dangers.

“[The internet] has been the target of criminals, malicious state actors, terrorists and others,” Painter said.

Therefore, it is essential to find the balance, so that we are “not trading security for openness … but having all these things together,” Painter said.

“Back then, people looked at computer hackers as Robin Hood’s,” Painter said, because the common citizen’s information was not stolen, nor were they personally threatened.

This is no longer the case for the common citizen today.

In 2000, Painter was involved in a case that seemed to be a sophisticated, dangerous attack because it was on a global scale, but in reality, it was a fourteen-year-old Canadian boy, called the “MafiaBoy,” hacking computers.

His acts, Painter said, “had really a disproportionate effect and demonstrates the asymmetric nature of the technical threat.”

On a more serious note, Painter discussed the time North Korea hacked into Sony to pull back the distribution of an image, in which the country was “not only hacking into a system but was meant to curtail freedom of expression rights,” he said.

Taking this a step further, Painter highlighted a major concern regarding cybersecurity: “the fear of a debilitating attack against our infrastructure,” he said, pointing to possible examples of taking down the water system and the power system.

Painter said plainly, “It would have long-term, terrible consequences” as “not just a cyber but as a physical event.”

Therefore, “we have to be cognisant of these threats going forward,” he said.

These threats transcend individual hackers to entire nations, with different states having different visions for the future of technology.

Whereas much of the Western world is open about sharing information, Russia and China are among the countries that “want absolute sovereignty in cyberspace,” Painter said.

“The internet is not run by states — not run by government,” Painter said.

Although governments have influence over the internet to some extent, the private sector is involved, too, as Painter explained, so it is an international issue that different groups of people have to confront together.

Painter believes international law should apply to cyberspace as it does to the physical world. There are a set of norms many countries agree to, such as the idea that a nation should not attack infrastructures meant for the public good.

“You have to get countries around the world to embrace this to really make these norms stick,” he said.

So, how do we deal with the issue of cybersecurity?

Painter said, “It all comes down to the role of diplomacy — in all of this, the role of building alliances and shaping the environment and showing international cooperation is really paramount.”

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At Black Hat Conference, good guy hackers have a bleak view of US cybersecurity

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

In a dark conference room lit up by large electronic screens scattered across the walls, dozens of engineers are huddled over computers, trying to safeguard their network from hackers. The room is the Black Hat Network Operations Center at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, where 15,000 cybersecurity professionals…

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Hackers Leaked ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Despite Receiving $50,000 Ransom

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A hacking group known as The Dark Overlord that has been terrorizing Hollywood in recent months reportedly received $50,000 in ransom money before leaking the latest season of the popular Netflix series Orange Is the New Black in May. Variety is reporting that the hacking collective confirmed that it demanded…

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‘Black Mirror’ style dating scam victims lose $25m

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Netflix hackers that leaked Orange is the New Black season 5 list ‘hundreds of gigabytes’ more of stolen, unseen TV

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Netflix hackers that leaked Orange is the New Black season 5 list ‘hundreds of gigabytes’ more of stolen, unseen TV

An unfinished version of Orange is the New Black season 5 was leaked over the weekend, the episodes having apparently been stolen along with many others from Hollywood-based audio post-production company Larson Studios.

Hacking group The Dark Overlord was behind it, and is now threatening to make other new seasons of shows available for torrent.

TDO told DataBreaches.net it had discovered “hundreds of GBs of unreleased and non-public media”, from networks including FOX, IFC, NAT GEO and ABC.

“It’s nearly time to play another round,” it posted on Twitter shortly before time of writing, along with a list of the shows it claims to have stolen:

A Midsummers Nightmare – TV Movie

Above Suspicion – Film

Bill Nye Saves The World – TV Series

Breakthrough – TV Series

Brockmire – TV Series

Bunkd – TV Series

Celebrity Apprentice (The Apprentice) – TV Series

Food Fact or Fiction – TV Series

Handsome – Film

Hopefuls – TV Series

Hum – Short

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – TV Series

Jason Alexander Project – TV Series

Liza Koshy Special – YoutubeRed

Lucha Underground – TV Series

Lucky Roll – TV Series

Making History ) – TV Series

Man Seeking Woman – TV Series

Max and Shred – TV Series

Mega Park – TV Series

NCIS Los Angeles – TV Series

New Girl – TV Series

Orange Is The New Black – TV Series

TDO appears to have stolen the shows in the hope of receiving a ransom fee. It apparently demanded 50 Bitcoin from Netflix (£54,700), a sum it said in a very colourful letter was “modest” in comparison to the amount the studio stands to lose from the leak.

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Black Book Honors Top Cybersecurity Firms at InfoSecWorld Conference and Expo

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Black members of Congress put pressure on FBI to investigate the missing black girls in Washington, DC that inspired a celebrity-driven social media campaign

Black members of Congress are demanding the FBI get involved in the search for a series of missing black girls in Washington DC, in a case that inspired a high-profile celebrity campaign.
Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond (D-LA), and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the District in Congress, wrote a letter Tuesday asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey get involved.
Their letter’s existence emerged after #missingdcgirls was tweeted by LL Cool J, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Selma director Ava DuVernay, among others.

The letter, which was obtained by Associated Press on Thursday, called on Sessions and Comey to put money behind the search for the missing kids.

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