News – April 2015


TROJ_WERDLOD: New Banking Trojan Targets Japan
April 30, 2015

A new online banking malware with the same technique used in Operation Emmental has been hitting users in Japan. Detected as TROJ_WERDLOD, this new malware has been causing problems in the country since December 2014 with more than 400 confirmed victims.
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RawPOS: Checking in at a Hotel Near You
April 30, 2015

Casinos and resort hotels are the most recent victims of an attack that used RawPOS, an old POS malware, to steal customer data. The victims include establishments in the United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America.
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FireEye Raises Revenue Forecast as Demand for Cybersecurity Rises
April 30, 2015

Cybersecurity company FireEye raised its full-year revenue forecast as governments and businesses increase spending to protect their networks from sophisticated cyber attacks.
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MasterCard Website Hacked By Indonesian Hackers
April 29, 2015

Indonesian hackers going with the group handle of Gantengers Crew hacked and defaced the Online Resources domain of US based Financial Services Company MasterCard.
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NSA veteran chief fears crippling cyber-attack on Western energy infrastructure
April 26, 2015

The West lacks a shield against formidable foes and is losing the battle against Jihadi terrorism as chaos spreads across the Middle East
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Protect Cybersecurity Spending to Avoid Attacks on Energy Infrastructure
April 24, 2015

Defence budget cuts could leave the UK open to a devastating cyber attack, according to analysts.
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Critical HTTPS bug may open 25,000 iOS apps to eavesdropping attacks
April 24, 2015

At least 25,000 iOS apps available in Apple’s App Store contain a critical vulnerability that may completely cripple HTTPS protections designed to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks that steal or modify sensitive data, security researchers warned.
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Rail signal upgrade ‘could be hacked to cause crashes’
April 24, 2015

A hi-tech signalling system that will eventually control all of Britain’s trains could potentially be hacked to cause a serious crash, according to a scientist who advises the government.
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400 Participate in Largest Live-Fire Cyber Defence Exercise Locked Shields 2015
April 22, 2015

The active phase of the largest international technical cyber defence exercise Locked Shields 2015 came to end today. More than 400 people and defensive teams from 16 nations as well as NATO Computer Incident Response Capability were involved.
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HP and FireEye partner to extend reach of cyber security services
April 22, 2015

HP and FireEye have announced a partnership that will bring together their combined security tools and consulting expertise to offer customers a complete protection suite.
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The Inaugural INTERPOL World 2015 Concludes on a High Note with Stronger Collaborative Tenacity to Foster Safer and Secure World
April 20, 2015

The inaugural INTERPOL World 2015 saw 7,807 government leaders, together with representatives of international organisations and researchers converge to discuss strategies to develop safer and more secure cities.
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Spring 2015 edition of the Cyber Security Review is now available to read online and in print
April 20, 2015

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Gulf state reps eye Israeli cyber technology
April 19, 2015

The representatives held meetings with an Israeli company at Interpol World 2015 in Singapore.
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A former British intelligence expert has joined Australia’s cyber security taskforce
April 19, 2015

Sir Iain Lobban KCMG CB, the former director of the United Kingdom’s government communications headquarters, will join the independent panel of experts that is advising the Abbott government on its review of Australia’s cyber security.
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Use of multiple contractors could leave oil, gas operators open to hackers
April 18, 2015

In the vast network of data, drilling and pipes that’s made Marcellus shale an international energy reserve, computer attacks pose a serious threat.
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Wikileaks publishes hacked Sony emails and documents
April 16, 2015

Wikileaks has published hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last year.
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UK banks covering up cybercrime losses – City of London Police
April 14, 2015

A widely-held suspicion that UK banks are covering up the true scale of cybercrime has been confirmed by the City of London Police chief Adrian Leppard, who says that up to 80% of online crime goes unreported to the authorities.
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Private Cybersecurity Firms Hiring Ex-Government Hackers
April 14, 2015

Large numbers of ex-government hackers are moving to higher-paying jobs with private cybersecurity firms
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The UN’s Group of Governmental Experts on Cybersecurity
April 13, 2015

This week, the 2014-15 iteration of the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security will meet in New York to discuss cyber threats.
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Companies, Seeking Common Ground on Cybersecurity, Turn to Insurers
April 13, 2015

A relentless barrage of cyberattacks has left many corporate security officers searching for a clearer, common understanding of what constitutes good security strategy, and looking to the insurance industry for answers.
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ISIS Blacks Out French Television Station Broadcasts — CyberTerrorism Has Arrived
April 11, 2015

On Wednesday night, parties claiming to belong to the Islamic State (ISIS) blacked out broadcasts on 11 channels of French television station, TV5Monde, as well as breached and defaced the network’s social media accounts.
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Pentagon weapons guide adds cybersecurity
April 10, 2015

Cybersecurity is now a core consideration for all weapons purchases at the Defense Department.
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Top 5 Cybersecurity Failures in Financial Services
April 8, 2015

On April 1st, President Barack Obama declared that cyber-attacks constitute a national emergency and issued an executive order sanctioning the finances of foreign-based digital intruders.
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Cyber security is a job for the government’
April 8, 2015

The cyber attack on TV5 Monde shows the vulnerability of the digital workspace. The only cure: government intervention, says researcher.
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NRC To Begin Expedited Cybersecurity Rulemaking for Nuclear Fuel-Cycle Facilities
April 8, 2015

Staff at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) should expeditiously complete and implement cybersecurity rulemaking for nuclear fuel-cycle facilities, the regulatory agency’s commissioners have ordered.
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Hackers hit Israeli websites after Anonymous threats
April 7, 2015

Pro-Palestinian hackers disrupted Israeli websites on Tuesday, following threats from the Anonymous hacking collective that it would carry out an “electronic Holocaust,” though Israeli cyber experts said the coordinated attacks caused little damage.
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Flaw in Schneider Electric Vamp Software Allows Arbitrary Code Execution
April 6, 2015

A vulnerability discovered in Schneider Electric’s VAMPSET software can be exploited to execute arbitrary code on affected systems, ICS-CERT reported last week.
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Personal Information Possibly Stolen in Linux Australia Breach
April 6, 2015

Linux Australia revealed over the weekend that one of its servers was breached on March 22.
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Data privacy: the tide is turning in Europe – but is it too little, too late?
April 6, 2015

Simultaneous legal cases suggest that the need to assert the digital rights of citizens over corporations and governments is finally being addressed.
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Former Cyber-Security Czar Says Network Perimeter Defenses Don’t Work
April 6, 2015

Former U.S. cyber-security coordinator says enterprise executives must assume that malicious hackers have already broken into their corporate networks.
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CIOs Say Cybersecurity Information Sharing Has a Long Way to Go
April 6, 2015

President Barack Obama, who has characterized cybercrime as a “national emergency’ and authorized sanctions against foreign nationals and governments that participate in significant cyberattacks against U.S. interests, says that information sharing programs are a pillar of his defense strategy.
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WordPress plugins make platform unsecure
April 4, 2015

A new wave of WordPress flaws threatening users of the blogging software have been found in plugins, according to researchers.
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South Korea army general assumes cyber-security post
April 3, 2015

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Friday (Apr 3) appointed an army general to the new post of national cyber-security tsar, tasked with defending against North Korean hacking attacks.
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Following GitHub attack, Obama declares US cybersecurity a ‘national emergency’
April 2, 2015

US president Barack Obama has issued an executive order declaring a national emergency due to the threat posed by cyber attacks.
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Energy companies around the world infected by newly discovered malware
April 1, 2015

Researchers have uncovered an ongoing espionage campaign that uses custom-developed malware to siphon confidential data out of energy companies around the world.
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Did a cyber attack cause the blackout in Turkey?
April 1, 2015

After a nationwide blackout across Turkey on Tuesday, different scenarios for reasons for the power outage have been circulating.
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Singapore Launches New Cybersecurity Agency
April 1, 2015

The latest sign of growing global concerns over cybersecurity: Singapore has established a new ministry to combat bad guys lurking in the Internet’s shadows.
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