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Cyber-Threat #Volume Is #Increasing, #Security Reports #Reveal

Source: National Cyber Security News

Today’s topics include cyber-security reports showing increasing data breach risks; Google simplifying virtual machine management with cloud updates; DataTorrent fortifying its streaming data management toolset; and Dropbox going public.

Last week, at least nine technology companies released reports providing broad industry context for the state of cyber-security in 2018 as well as in-depth looks into specific areas like mobility and the gap between cyber-security perceptions and reality. Among the organizations that released reports were Akamai, Cisco, RedLock, Fortinet, Trend Micro, Raytheon, Thales, Verizon and Centrify.

While the reports show that cyber-security threat volume is increasing, they also point to a number of positive things that organizations are doing to help counter threats. The Cisco Annual Cyber-Security Report, for instance, revealed that a growing number of organizations are relying on automation to improve cyber-security outcomes. Attacks are also increasing, with Akamai’s State of the Internet/Security report showing a 14 percent year-over-year gain in the number of distributed denial-of-service attacks.

Additionally, RedLock’s Cloud Security Trends report revealed that misconfigurations by organizations is another key trend that is increasing threat levels.

Google’s Compute Engine cloud platform unit has introduced new management features that the company says makes it easier for enterprises to create, clone and manage virtual machines.

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Intel didn’t #tell US #cyber security officials about the #Meltdown and #Spectre flaws until after it #leaked in news #reports

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Intel did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet Inc notified the chipmaker of the problems, according to letters sent by tech companies to lawmakers on Thursday.

Current and former U.S. government officials have raised concerns that the government was not informed of the flaws before they became public because the flaws potentially held national security implications. Intel said it did not think the flaws needed to be shared with U.S. authorities as hackers had not exploited the vulnerabilities.

Intel did not tell the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, better known as US-CERT, about Meltdown and Spectre until Jan. 3, after reports on them in online technology site The Register had begun to circulate.

US-CERT, which issues warnings about cyber security problems to the public and private sector, did not respond to a request for comment.

Details of when the chip flaws were disclosed were detailed in letters sent by Intel, Alphabet and Apple Inc on Thursday in response to questions from Representative Greg Walden, an Oregon Republican who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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Intel #confirms reports of #hacking #vulnerability in its #chips, promises to #fix asap

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The world’s top chip maker Intel Corp on Wednesday confirmed a report about a potential security flaw in its Chips that is vulnerable to hacking and promised to fix the bug as soon as possible.

Security researchers at Google said they discovered serious security flaws in Intel chips and other chipmakers. The security bug, if used for malicious purposes, has the potential to improperly gather sensitive data from computing devices. “Recent reports that these exploits are caused by a ‘bug’ or a ‘flaw’ and are unique to Intel products are incorrect,” Intel was quoted as saying.

Intel also said that the vulnerability is not unique to their products. It argued that “many types of computing devices – with many different vendors’ processors and operating systems – are susceptible to these exploits.”

However, Intel said it is working with its tech partners such as AMD, ARM Holdings and several operating system vendors, to develop an industry-wide approach to resolve this issue “promptly and constructively.”

AMD said in a statement that it believes its chips are safe because they use different designs, reported Los Angeles Times.

“Intel has begun providing software and firmware updates to mitigate these exploits,” and average computer user won’t experience significant slowdowns as it’s fixed, noted press statement from Intel.

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1,853 cybercrime reports for ’16 in Arkansas, FBI says

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Arkansas was the source of at least 1,853 reports of Internet crime last year, with cyberattacks ranging from personal data breaches to government impersonation to extortion, according to the FBI. The reports account for a small percentage of the nearly 300,000 online crimes the FBI tallied nationwide in 2016, but…

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Men Beware, Reports Dr. Bonnie: The Highest Cheating Day for Women, Reported by Ashley Madison Is February 15th, the Day After a Disappointing Valentine’s Day

Men should beware of the day after Valentine’s Day says relationship and adultery expert, Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil. Ashley Madison, a website designed for “discreet encounters” reports that February 15th sees the highest rate of enrollment for women. It’s the day after what’s often a disappointing Valentine’s Day. When their husbands let them down with little or no romance magic on what should be the most romantic day of the year, women turn elsewhere. Dr. Bonnie cautions and advises men to remember and honor their wives on February 14th. Read More….

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While Investors Wait On The President To Sign Cybersecurity Bill, CyberArk Reports Earnings Tonight

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

CyberArk Software, the Israeli cybersecurity provider, is set to report earnings after the close of regular market trading today. Wall Street analysts expect the company to report earnings of $0.33 per share on revenues of $63 million for the December …

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Russian hackers targeted NM’s Ben Ray Luján, NY Times reports

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Russian hackers targeted NM’s Ben Ray Luján, NY Times reports

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., was among those targeted by Russian hackers aiming to influence the November election, The New York Times is reporting.
A website that posted documents stolen from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the campaign

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Cyber Charters: Widespread Reports of Trouble – Education Week

Education Week reviewed hundreds of news stories and dozens of state audits that document problems in the sector that date to the early 2000s.

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Government reports drop in overall crime in nation’s schools – Education Week

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Lockport woman reports credit card fraud

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Lockport woman reports credit card fraud

A Rebecca Drive woman told Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies that someone had fraudulently used herCREDIT CARD to make nearly $750 in purchases. The woman said her bank contacted her about the abuse, saying that the card was used at a local Walmart, Sally’s Beauty Supply, North Gate Liquor and Game Stop. The woman’s bank put a hold on theACCOUNT after she informed them that she had not made the purchases in question. They requested her to file a police report. The complainant told NCSO that she had called North Gate Liquor and spoke to a clerk who told her that her card had been used by a black male to purchase “a lot of alcohol.” The clerk said there is video of the purchase. The case was forwarded to the CriminalINVESTIGATION Bureau. Source: http://www.eastniagarapost.com/2015/11/lockport-woman-reports-credit-card-fraud.html

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