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Hackers attacking US and European energy firms could sabotage power grids

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A hacking campaign is targeting the energy sector in Europe and the US to potentially sabotage national power grids, a cybersecurity firm has warned. The group, dubbed “Dragonfly” by researchers at Symantec, has been in operation since at least 2011 but went dark in 2014 after it was first exposed,…

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Student hacker, 19, admits high-profile cyber-attacks on the websites of multinational firms including Amazon, Netflix, BT and the BBC

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A teenager has admitted carrying out a string of high-profile cyber attacks on the websites of multi-national firms. Jack Chappell, 19, of Stockport, committed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on NatWest, the National Crime Agency, Vodafone, the BBC, BT, 02 and Amazon. DDoS attacks involve crashing websites by flooding…

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Internet firms should use profits to stamp out child abuse images, says police chief

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ Internet companies should reinvest some of their “eye-watering” profits into efforts to stamp out child abuse images online, a chief constable has said. Mike Barton challenged firms to do more to stop the content appearing in…

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Hong Kong firms fear cybersecurity and economic risks most, says survey

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Cybersecurity, economic downturn, regulatory and financial risks are Hong Kong executives biggest worries in 2017, a survey looking at the extent to which Hong Kong-listed companies have embedded risk management in their businesses found. Findings in the report of the survey by KPMG and the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered…

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Singapore firms unprepared for cyber attacks

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While a majority of the surveyed companies in Singapore believe that cyber security is important and seek guidance from IT security experts, almost all (91%) of them are in the early stages of security preparedness, according to a survey jointly conducted by Quann and IDC. The survey covered 150 senior…

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Cybersecurity Firms Warn of New Malware Threat to Electric Grids

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Cybersecurity Firms Warn of New Malware Threat to Electric Grids

Two cyber security companies said they have uncovered a sophisticated piece of malicious software capable of causing power outages by ordering industrial computers to shut down electricity transmission. Analysis of the malware, known as Crash Override or Industroyer, indicates it was likely used in a December 2016 cyber attack that…

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Indian firms in danger from cyber attacks due to unregulated software

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans More than 60 per cent of the software used by companies in India is unregulated which poses a threat of cyber attacks, …

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Russian charged with breaching U.S. firms says FBI attempted to coerce confession over Clinton hack

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Russian charged with breaching U.S. firms says FBI attempted to coerce confession over Clinton hack

A Russian man wanted by the Justice Department on charges connected to hacking U.S. companies now claims the FBI offered him immunity in exchange for accepting responsibility for cyberattacks targeting former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Yevgeny Nikulin, the alleged hacker, laid the claim to Russian media Thursday in a letter sent from a Czech Republic prison cell amid an international …

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When Organizations Fall Short on Cybersecurity, Do Law Firms Pick Up the Slack?

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When Organizations Fall Short on Cybersecurity, Do Law Firms Pick Up the Slack?

The business world seems to be in the learning phases of cybersecurity expertise, building knowledge today to help them meet the challenges of tomorrow. Yet if the results of a new BakerHostetler cybersecurity report are to be considered, then tomorrow already came long ago. In its third annual rendition, BakerHostetler’s 2017 Data Security Incident Response Report said “phishing/hacking/malware” account for …

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Hacking Threat Increasingly Targeting Smaller Financial Firms

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Hacking Threat Increasingly Targeting Smaller Financial Firms

Big cyber heists make big headlines, but increasingly hackers are going after smaller financial firms, those with less than $1 billion in annual revenue, according to a recent report. Although …

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