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#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Four Important Steps to Secure the United States 2020 Election

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It’s an unfortunate reality that cyber attacks on the U.S. 2020 election are likely to happen. However, while this is a potent threat to democracy, an even greater threat is to not take the necessary actions to prevent these attacks until it is too late.

There are many different types of cyberattacks that the U.S. 2020 election could face.

  • Attacks on electronic poll books and registration systems to remove individuals from voter rolls, swap their polling location, or claim they’ve voted when they haven’t.
  • Hacking attacks against election websites that educate the public on voting times, polling locations, and the current status of registrations.
  • Disinformation campaigns that disseminate inaccurate results through election night reporting system attacks.

Preventing these attacks requires clever contingency planning and addressing key issues present in the current systems that voters and their states engage with. This article aims to address these issues.

Upgrade voting machines

The most important step in protecting American elections is securing its voting machines. This is hardly a surprise given that the easiest form of attack to comprehend (and by far the most frightening) is the stealthy introduction of malware into voting machines so that election results are changed without anyone noticing.

The first step (and most important) in this process is giving paperless systems a “paper backup” of every vote, one that is verified by each voter. Without this, there is no way to independently assess whether the digital totals provided by the voting machines are legitimate. While this may seem like a huge step, this is something that the United States has made sizable progress towards achieving, that is, halving the number of paperless machines used before 2017.

In a general sense, most American voting machines pose a security risk just by virtue of their age. At a (Read more…)

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#nationalcybersecuritymonth | United Nations Data Breach Started with Microsoft …

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A remote code execution flaw enabled a breach of UN offices in Geneva and Vienna, as well as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. A cyberattack targeting United Nations offices in July 2019 reportedly stemmed from Microsoft SharePoint vulnerability CVE-2019-0604, which was patched […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

CyberSecurity Alert in South Korea and the United States as Data Stealing Malware Attacks the Infrastructure

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CyberSecurity Alert in South Korea and the United States as Data Stealing Malware Attacks the Infrastructure

FormBook is the new malware from attackers targeting manufacturing, defense, and aerospace firms in the South Korea and the United States.

According to the expert FireEye researchers, Formbook was identified in numerous distribution campaigns attacking the U.S. with emails containing unauthentic XLS, DOC, or PDF files. Even similar attacks from FormBook have been identified in South Korea through emails containing malicious files in ZIP, ACE, ISOS, and RAR formats.

With functional payloads, Formbook creates grabber to steal the data, the same being advertised in various hacking forums since 2016. Keylogging, tracking HTTP/SPDY/HTTPS/HTTP2 forms, network requests, stealing passwords from the browsers, email clients, clipboard monitoring, and taking screenshots are some of the prominent capabilities of FormBook.

There have been wide assortments of distribution mechanisms leveraged by the attackers of such email campaigns to distribute the information from FormBook malware, as posted on 9th October 2017 on the australiandefence.com.

As confirmed by the FireEye experts, an important and exclusive feature of this malware is that is can read ‘Windows ntdl.dll module’ to memory from the disk. This is the exported function of the FormBook making ineffective the API monitoring and user-mode hooking mechanisms.

There is a self-extracting RAR file that delivers the payload execution to the FormBook. During the instigation of launch,an AutoIt loadersrun and compile the script. This script decrypts the files from FormBook payload into a memory and then carry the execution process, confirm the researchers.

But overtime the researchers have identified that FormBook can also download NanoCore, which is a remote access Trojan or RAT that was first witnessed in 2013 and readily sold on the web. Taylor Huddleston, the author of the same was arrested for this in March 2017.

Besides the United States and South Korea, the malware has targeted other countries, such as United Kingdom, France, Poland, Ukraine, Hungry, Russia, Australia, Germany, and Netherlands.Even the archive campaign has hit the prominent countries of the world like United States, Belgium, Japan, Saudi Arabia, France, Sweden, Germany, and India.

The FormBook holds the potential to hit Windows devices, and hence it has become an urgent need for the high-end institutions to look to a more secure solution and upgrade their Windows operating system. As for now, it is announced strictly to not open any suspicious emails or click on unidentified links or download any unknown attachments from any unrecognized email address.

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What are Isis hackers up to now? United Cyber Caliphate dabbling in malware creation

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Islamic State (IS) hacking divisions made headlines last year as reports on their alleged hacking spree and kill lists emerged. Pro-ISIS hackers made headlines again recently after defacing several international government websites, indicating that the extremists group’s cyber division may be levelling up their skills and expanding their target base….

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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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200 Coders and Hackers United to Save NASA’s Climate Data From Deletion

200 Coders and Hackers United to Save NASA’s Climate Data From DeletionSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans BAGGERS AND TAGGERS With pages of climate-related documents and other environmental issues quickly disappearing from government websites, hackers, students, and scientists have decided to take it upon themselves to salvage the information that still remains. Groups in more than 20 … The post 200 Coders and […]

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Saratoga Springs man pleads guilty to hacking United Airlines website

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Saratoga Springs man pleads guilty to hacking United Airlines website

A Saratoga Springs man accused of hacking into the United Airlines website and stealing travel vouchers has pleaded guilty.
Ammon Cunningham pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony charge of a pattern of unlawful activity, while three additional felony charges of

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United Kingdom police arrest man for toy hack Post Oracle

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United Kingdom police arrest man for toy hack Post Oracle

In a previous statement, VTech said it is “cooperating with law enforcement worldwide” and that Mandiant is reviewing how the company handles customer information so it can “further strengthen” the security of that data. The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) announced that they had arrested a 21-year-old man in Bracknell, a small town that is 32 miles west of London. Authorities in the United Kingdom have arrested a man in connection with November’s data breach at VTech on suspicion of “unauthorized access to computer to facilitate the commission of an offence”. Authorities took in custody a few electronic devices that belonged to the man. The Cyber Crime eForensics Unit from SEROCU will check the devices to see if they were indeed used in the VTech hack. “Cyber criminality is affecting more and more business around the world and we continue to work with our partners to thoroughly investigate, often very complex cases”, commented Craig Jones, head of the Cyber Crime Unit at SEROC. The Hong Kong-based manufacturer of electronic toys for children reported the numbers soon after the incident happened. “It is important to note that our customer database does not contain any credit card information and VTech […]

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