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Fake Games of Thrones leaks used by hackers to trick fans into downloading malicious files

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

With the final episode of the latest season of Game of Thrones airing this week, excitement about the fantasy TV series is at an all time high. Add to that the fact that several episodes were leaked online before the official release date, and you have the perfect conditions for…

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Hackers Slipped Malware Into The Google Play Store

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Six cybersecurity firms came together today to announce that they successfully took down a network of apps that turned Android smartphones into cyber weapons. Mashable reports that the malware, called WireX, was hidden in about 300 apps available for download in the Google Play Store. While they appeared to be…

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Hydro Ottawa integrates cybersecurity into practices to guard against emerging threats

more information on sonyhack from leading cyber security expertsSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Preventing outages and restoring power usually invokes images of work crews clearing fallen trees and connecting wires atop utility poles. But behind the scenes, Hydro Ottawa has a highly skilled cybersecurity team protecting the city’s electricity grid. “It used to be that physical security was the […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Ransomware Attacks ‘Double’ As Nation State Weapons Fall Into Hands Of Hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Grim reading…Malware is growing, adware mutating, and sophisticated ‘nation state’ tools are being used by low-level hackers Security specialists Check Point has painted a fairly grim picture of the cyber security landscape in its latest ‘Cyber Attack Trends: Mid-Year‘ report. It revealed that ransomware attacks have doubled in the first…

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WannaCry has pushed cyber-security into the boardroom

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

More than half of businesses are expecting a similar attack soon. The recent WannaCry fallout has changed the way boardrooms and staff perceive cyber security. This is according to a new report by security firm Clearswift, based on a poll of 600 business DMs and 1,200 employees in the UK,…

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Hacking into a bank by lunchtime: 24 Hours With Decoded’s Chris Monk

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Early start today as Decoded is running a Cyber Security Bootcamp in Sydney, so I need to be in an Uber by 07:15am with a peli-case of laptops, a load of lock-picking equipment and a TV. Fortunately I’m not trying to take the lock-picking kit through an airport this time,…

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Licensed to hack: Singapore looks into registration scheme for ethical hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

thical hackers in Singapore could soon require a license to get their hands dirty, so to speak. The small Asian nation is currently requesting feedback on a proposed cybersecurity bill which will see ethical hackers having to obtain a license to do their work, and although it could seem quite…

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Ex-employee faces 7 years in prison after hacking into security firm and deleting client data

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A US man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison after being found guilty of an audacious hacking scheme in which he used a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) to covertly delete a slew of sensitive computer files belonging to his former security company employer. After resigning from Florida-based…

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Smart TV hack embeds attack code into broadcast signal—no access required

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Smart TV hack embeds attack code into broadcast signal—no access required

A new attack that uses terrestrial radio signals to hack a wide range of Smart TVs raises an unsettling prospect—the ability of hackers to take complete control of a large number of sets at once without having physical access to any of them. The proof-of-concept exploit uses a low-cost transmitter…

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