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#cybersecurity | hacker | PupyRAT found sniffing around EU energy concern

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Home > Security News > Government/Defense A command and control server used by the Iranian-associate group PupyRAT that is communicating with the mail server of a European energy sector organization for the last several months. Recorded Future’s Insikt Group reported PupyRAT, a remote access trojan, had […]

#cybersecurity | hacker | FBI policy promises states timely notification of election-related attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Home > Security News A new internal policy at the FBI will ensure “timely federal notification” to state and local election officials when a cyber intrusion affect the election infrastructure, the bureau said. “Understanding that mitigation of such incidents often hinges on timely notification, the FBI […]

#cybersecurity | hacker | APT40 hackers linked to 13 alleged front companies in Hainan, China

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The mysterious research group Intrusion Truth has unleashed a new series of reports claiming that 13 businesses based in the southern island province of Hainan, China are collectively a front for reputed Chinese state-sponsored hacking group APT40. The alleged front companies all purport to be science and […]

#cybersecurity | hacker | Federally funded Unimax smartphone pre-loaded with malware

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The Unimax UMX U686CL is a Chinese-made smartphone distributed by the federally funded Assured Wireless by Virgin Mobile has been found to come pre-loaded with two malicious applications. Malwarebytes researchers found the malware every owner finds on their phone is Wireless Update and amazingly the device’s […]

#cybersecurity | hacker | Experiential learning – the key to forgetting about the Forgetting Curve

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans In 1885, a psychologist named Hermann Ebbinghaus published his theory on education retention called the Forgetting Curve. His research theorizes that most people forget up to 80 percent of what they’ve learned within 48 hour, unless the information is reviewed time and again. With Deloitte reporting […]

#cybersecurity | hacker | Achieving an audacious goal by treating cybersecurity like a science

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans When humans discovered and learned to ‘obey’ the laws of physics and chemistry, we began to thrive in our world.  It enabled us to make fire, build machines much stronger than ourselves, to cure diseases, to fly. What will it take for us to thrive in […]

#cybersecurity | hacker | UK New Year Honours list mistakenly doxes honorees

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Home > Security News > Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis The 1,000-plus New Year Honours 2020 recipients in the UK received a doxing in addition to the acknowledgement of their good deeds by the Cabinet Office. The annual list of those honored for their activity […]

#cybersecurity | hacker | Two information-disclosing bugs found in Twitter Android

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans In the span of five days, reports of two Twitter Android app vulnerabilities have surfaced: one that could cause attackers to view nonpublic account information or control accounts, and another that reportedly allowed a researcher to look up details on 17 million accounts. In a Dec. […]

#cybersecurity | hacker | Mastercard makes a holiday purchase acquiring RiskRecon

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Home > Security News > Corporate News Mastercard added to its cyber solutions suite with the acquisition of the AI and data analytics firm RiskRecon. The financial details of the deal were not made public, but the two companies said it is expected to close during […]

#cybersecurity | hacker | The time is now for outsourced security services

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans For years we’ve been talking about the skills shortage that plagues the cybersecurity industry and which some reports now peg at three million and growing. Organizations lack trained, experienced resources in many areas including expertise in management and monitoring of the infrastructure protecting an environment, incident […]

#cybersecurity | hacker | Cybersecurity takes the stage | SC Media

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans No longer just the concern of IT, cybersecurity is the bad boy headliner that dominates centerstage and all stages beyond.  Teri Robinson reports.  At the recent Lonestar Blues and Heritage Festival in, where else, Texas, fans bounced between the main stage where headliners strutted their stuff and the porch stage […]

#cybersecurity | hacker | Is 5G the security silver bullet for system integrators in the West?

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans U.S. vs. China heavyweight fight not ending soon As we endure the ongoing U.S. vs. China trade talks, it has become increasing clear that the U.S. administration’s on-again off-again relationship with China is not going to change.  The U.S. is seeking a reset in its relationship […]

#cybersecurity | hacker | Maze ransomware possibly behind Southwire attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Wire and cable manufacturer Southwire is in the recovery phase from a ransomware attack that struck on December 9 knocking a large portion of the company offline. Published reports state Maze ransomware was the weapon of choice and that the attackers demanded an 850 bitcoin, about […]