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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 6/26/2020 Newsdump Friday

    06/26/2020 9:30:38 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/26/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott signing an executive order today shutting down bars in Texas and limiting restaurant capacity...... A federal judge ruling to block restrictions on religious gatherings in New York...... The White House coronavirus task force held it first briefing in weeks today..... Facebook moving to label "potentially harmful posts" following a massive boycott campaign by big business giants..... A gunfight in Mexico City this morning during an assassination attempt on the city's security chief..... "I will never forget how we Pakistanis were embarrassed when the Americans came into Abbottabad and killed Osama Bin Laden, martyred him" Those...
  • I tried to delete myself from the internet. Here's what I learned

    05/26/2020 8:50:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 72 replies ^ | 5/21/2020 | Seth Fiegerman
    It was MyLife that broke me. After spending hours studying FAQ pages, sending terse emails and making occasional phone calls in an earnest-if-naive attempt to take back some control of my personal information online, I had my first demoralizing moment. MyLife pulls together vast amounts of public data to create background reports and "reputation scores" on millions of people in the US, all available to those willing to pay for a monthly membership. On it, I found a sometimes inaccurate but eerie amount of personal information about, well, my life: my birthday and home city; my previous job title (though...
  • Interior Dept unplugged from the Net

    03/17/2004 7:34:00 AM PST · by glorgau · 5 replies · 139+ views
    CNNMoney ^ | March 16, 2004: 2:46 PM EST | Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wide swaths of the Interior Department were taken off the Internet again Tuesday after a federal judge concluded that the agency still has not fixed security holes that threaten payments owed to American Indians.</p> <p>It was the third such shutdown for the Interior Department since 2001, when an investigator found that hackers could easily steal money from a system that allocates energy and mineral royalties to 300,000 Indians for use of their land.</p>
  • Major Russian Espionage Involving Obama's DOJ

    05/22/2020 7:36:35 AM PDT · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | May 22, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    The following is a repost of a discussion about what the Russian hackers were really doing in 2016. Robert Mueller and his staff may be covering up the biggest act of espionage in the United States since the acquisition of atomic secrets by the Russians at the start of the Cold War. Mueller is supposed to be investigating what the Russian hackers called "Fancy Bear" did during the 2016 election. However, he continues to ignore an Associated Press expose indicating Fancy Bear focused on non-partisan email users including defense industry employees and those in the intelligence community. According to the...
  • IDES confirms data breach in online unemployment system

    05/19/2020 11:14:00 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 7 replies
    Capitol News Illinois ^ | 5/19/2020 | PETER HANCOCK
    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security has confirmed that a new online portal that processes claims for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance briefly allowed public access to applicants’ personal information including Social Security numbers. The PUA system, which went online May 11, is a federal program that provides unemployment benefits to gig workers and other independent contractors who are not normally covered by regular unemployment insurance. The data breach was first made public Saturday when state Rep. Terri Bryant, a Murphysboro Republican, said in a news release that she had been alerted to the issue by a constituent the...
  • Hackers turn supercomputers into cryptocurrency mining rigs

    05/19/2020 12:14:12 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 8 replies ^ | 18 May 2020 | Anthony Spadafora
    Hackers have managed to install cryptocurrency mining malware on multiple supercomputers across Europe that have now had to shut down as they investigate...After reviewing malware samples, the UK-based cybersecurity firm Cado Security believes that the attackers likely gained access to the supercomputer clusters by using compromised SSH credentials. These credentials appear to have been stolen from university staff from Canada, China and Poland who were given access to the supercomputers to run demanding and complex computing jobs.
  • Trump on Reports Chinese Hackers Are Trying to Steal Vaccine Research: ‘What Else is New?’

    05/12/2020 3:52:28 AM PDT · by kevcol · 7 replies
    CNSnews ^ | May 12, 2020 | Patrick Goodenough
    Asked Monday about reports that Chinese state hackers are trying to steal U.S. research into coronavirus vaccines and treatments, President Trump, with barely-concealed contempt, asked, “What else is new?” before again criticizing the Chinese Communist Party’s handling of the deadly outbreak. . . . “China is a staunch upholder of cyber security and a victim of cyber-attacks. We firmly oppose and fight all kinds of cyber-attacks conducted by hackers,” foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a press briefing. “We are leading the world in COVID-19 treatment and vaccine research,” he added.
  • Cisco Webex Vulnerability Exploited to Join Meetings Without a Password

    05/11/2020 5:14:22 PM PDT · by piytar · 5 replies
    Security Week ^ | January 25, 2020 | Eduard Kovacs
    Cisco on Friday informed customers that it has patched a vulnerability that allowed unauthorized users to join password-protected Webex meetings. Cisco said the flaw had been exploited. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-3142 and classified as high severity, affected Cisco Webex Meetings Suite sites and Cisco Webex Meetings Online sites, releases earlier than 39.11.5 and 40.1.3. However, Cisco says the fixes apply only to the sites and users are not required to update their mobile or desktop Webex Meetings applications.
  • Hackers hit US coronavirus response: 'They are trying to steal everything'

    04/25/2020 3:34:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 4/25/20 | Zachary Cohen, Alex Marquardt
    The Trump administration is pointing the finger at China for attempting to steal coronavirus research as officials are warning they have seen a growing wave of cyberattacks on US government agencies and medical institutions leading the pandemic response by nation states and criminal groups. Hospitals, research laboratories, health care providers and pharmaceutical companies have all been hit, officials say, and the Department of Health and Human Services - which oversees the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- has been struck by a surge of daily strikes, an official with direct knowledge of the attacks said. "It is safe to...
  • Hackers posed as Egyptian oil contractor in apparent spy campaign ahead of OPEC meeting

    04/23/2020 1:29:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Cyberscoop ^ | APR 21, 2020 | Jeff Stone
    Hackers are trying to infect organizations throughout the world with a popular strain of malware by sending emails that appear to be from an Egyptian oil company. In research published Tuesday, Romanian antivirus company BitDefender noted a surge in attempted phishing attacks that try to trick users into downloading malware by masquerading as Enppi, an oil company owned by the Egyptian government. The malware, known as Agent Tesla, is a spyware tool which enables hackers to monitor keystrokes, steal data about file downloads and collect username and password credentials from internet browsers, among other capabilities. The number of attacks spiked...
  • John McAfee: 'Iran hacked the DNC, and North Korea hacked DYN'

    10/22/2016 12:43:53 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 43 replies
    CSO ^ | October 21, 2016 | CSO
    "John McAfee -- in an email exchange and follow up phone call just moments ago -- said sources within the Dark Web suggest it was Iran, and he absolutely agrees. While Russian hackers get more media attention nowadays, Iranian hackers have had their share. "
  • Free Republic UNSAFE suddenly? (Vanity)

    04/18/2020 7:30:31 AM PDT · by Mama Shawna · 42 replies
    All of a sudden I'm getting redirected by Brave that Free Republic is not safe, I may be hacked, etc. I have to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the 'go anyway' link to get to each article I want to read. Anyone else suddenly having this problem?
  • FBI says state hackers have broken into US coronavirus research: report

    04/17/2020 3:18:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 17 2020 | David Aaro
    Foreign government hackers have broken into companies conducting research into COVID-19 treatment and the U.S. healthcare sector, an FBI official reportedly said. Tonya Ugoretz, the FBI Deputy Assistant Director, told participants in an online panel discussion on Thursday that the bureau has seen state-backed hackers looking at a series of healthcare and research institutions. She didn't specify what countries backed the hackers or what organizations were targeted.
  • Best Virus and Hacker Protector Program

    04/09/2020 9:55:16 AM PDT · by frnewsjunkie · 95 replies
    self | frnewsjunkie
    Okay, I've had it with someone helping themselves in my computers.. in broad daylight. i have Norton on all and the turn it off. I just did a Windows reset on one.. and unplugged my computers till I can fix the way they get in. I am angry and fed up with their bold thievery. Anyone have a really good solution?
  • Chinese Hackers Hit Citrix, Cisco Vulnerabilities In Sweeping Campaign

    03/25/2020 1:06:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Cyberscoop ^ | 03/25/20 | Shannon Vavra
    Earlier this year, state-backed Chinese hackers embarked on one of the most sweeping Chinese espionage campaigns FireEye has seen in years, according to new research the security firm published Wednesday.The campaign, which lasted between January 20 and March 11, targeted 75 organizations ranging in nearly every economic sector: telecommunications, healthcare, government, defense, finance, petrochemical, manufacturing, and transportation. The campaign, believed to be run by APT41, targeted nonprofit, legal, real estate, travel, education, and media organizations as well.“This activity is one of the most widespread campaigns we have seen from China-nexus espionage actors in recent years,” researchers Christopher Glyer, Dan Perez, Sarah...
  • Exclusive: Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike

    03/24/2020 2:32:09 PM PDT · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 23, 2020 | Raphael Satter, Jack Stubbs, Christopher Bing
    WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier this month, sources told Reuters, part of what a senior agency official said was a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks. WHO Chief Information Security Officer Flavio Aggio said the identity of the hackers was unclear and the effort was unsuccessful. But he warned that hacking attempts against the agency and its partners have soared as they battle to contain the coronavirus, which has killed more than 15,000 worldwide. The attempted break-in at the WHO was first flagged to Reuters by Alexander Urbelis, a cybersecurity expert...
  • Hackers claim they will stop targeting healthcare organizations amid COVID-19 outbreak

    03/19/2020 7:35:22 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 6 replies
    Beckers Hospital Review ^ | March 19, 2020 | Mackenzie Garrity
    Two leading cybercriminal groups have said they will stop targeting healthcare organizations as the coronavirus outbreak spreads, according to Forbes. BleepingComputer founder Lawrence Abrams reached out to various cybercrime groups, asking them if they will continue to target health and medical organizations during the pandemic. One ransomware-focused group DoppelPaymer said that they “always try to avoid hospitals, nursing homes,” reports Forbes. When they conduct attacks on government, they “do not touch 911.” However, at times emergency communications are encrypted due to network misconfigurations. DoppelPaymer said that if a medical or healthcare organization does get encrypted in a cyberattack by mistake...
  • FBI arrests hacker linked to former Rep. Katie Hill's campaign

    02/21/2020 3:41:31 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/20/20 | nick givas
    The FBI arrested suspected hacker Arthur Dam in connection with cyberattacks he allegedly carried out during the 2018 Democratic congressional primary that ultimately nominated former Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., who he was found to have ties to, according to a criminal complaint filed on Wednesday. Special Agent Elliot Weideman, who works with the Computer Intrusion Squad in the Bureau's Los Angeles field office, accused Dam of "intentionally damaging and attempting to damage a protected computer." He also claimed Dam was involved in four cyberattacks that disrupted the website of Hill's primary opponents. One of the victims saw their website go...
  • It took just 10 minutes to find data-divulging demons corrupting Pope's Click to Pray eRosary app

    10/19/2019 10:24:02 AM PDT · by Salman · 51 replies
    The Register ^ | 18 Oct 2019 | Iain Thomson
    Exclusive The technology behind the Catholic Church’s latest innovation, an electronic rosary, is so insecure, it can be trivially hacked to siphon off worshipers' personal information. The eRosary, which went on sale this week at just $109 (Ł85) a pop, consists of ten metallic beads, and a metal cross that’s Bluetooth enabled, has wireless charging, and is motion sensitive. When the wearer makes the sign of the cross with the rosary, the accompanying Click to Pray app on their paired phone or tablet activates: this software suggests which rosary movements to make, and which prayers to mumble. It can also...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board

    07/26/2016 7:49:11 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/2016 | Rebecca Kheel July 26, 2016 - 02:15 PM EDT Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board By Rebecca Kheel Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson were among the big names Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday as joining the Pentagon’s recently formed Defense Innovation Advisory Board. “I've given them the very specific task of identifying innovative private sector best practices that could be of use to DOD [the Department of Defense] — not unlike our recent Hack the Pentagon pilot program, which invited hackers to help find vulnerabilities in our networks," Carter said during an...