News – March 2015


Israel’s Gift to Asia: Water and Cybersecurity
March 31, 2015

As Israel increasingly looks eastward, 2 delegations with China, South Korea signify how European trade becoming increasingly passé.
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S. Korea creates cyber-security post to counter North’s threat
March 31, 2015

Concerned by the growing threat of cyber-attacks from North Korea, South Korea’s cabinet on Tuesday approved the creation of a new presidential post handling cyber-security.
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Volatile Cedar APT Group First Operating Out of Lebanon
March 31, 2015

An APT group with its sights on selective targets, most of those in Israel, has been using an elusive malware implant to steal data from groups with state and political interests.
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Op_Israel: Anonymous Threatens Israel with ‘Electronic Holocaust’
March 31, 2015

In a latest video footage from Anonymous, the notorious hacker group, a masked individual appears in a suit and delivers a well-structured statement announcing a possible attack on Israel’s online servers on April 7.
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DDoS Attack Against GitHub Continues After More Than Four Days
March 30, 2015

More than four days after it began, the massive DDoS attack on GitHub is still ongoing. The attack has evolved significantly since it started and GitHub officials said they believe that the goal of the operation is to force the site to remove some specific content.
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EU lacks ‘unified vision’ for ‘important’ standards on cyber security, says ENISA
March 30, 2015

There is no “unified vision” from the EU institutions on the development and adoption of standards in the area of cyber security, the European Network and Information Security Agency has (ENISA) said.
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Stolen Uber login credentials for sale on the dark web
March 30, 2015

According to Motherboard, thousands of Uber accounts have been put up for sale on the dark web, with active login credentials changing hands for as little as $1 a time.
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G20 world leaders’ personal information leaked in ’email error’
March 30, 2015

Australian G20 organisers have been left red-faced after it was revealed an email autofill error led to a leak of passport details for 31 world leaders, including Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and more.
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British Airways frequent flier accounts hacked
March 29, 2015

Airline says it has frozen affected accounts and top executive club fliers may not be able to use their air miles until the issue is resolved
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IS ‘CyberCaliphate’ Hacked 600 Russian Websites In 2014, Security Company Says
March 27, 2015

Hackers aligned to Islamic State (IS) militants attacked 600 Russian websites last year, according to a new report by Russian cyber intelligence company Group-IB.
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British cybersecurity fears ‘crypto-apocalypse’
March 26, 2015

British cybersecurity staff fear that a “crypto-apocalypse” could shake the foundations of trust in digital keys and certificates, according to a survey from the security vendor Venafi.
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The Relationship Between the Biological Weapons Convention and Cybersecurity
March 26, 2015

Today, the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC)—the first treaty to ban an entire class of weapons—marks the 40th anniversary of its entry into force.
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NATO Chief: Cyber Can Trigger Article 5
March 25, 2015

WASHINGTON — NATO leaders on Wednesday reiterated the alliance’s stance on treating cyber attacks against a member as an Article 5 issue, which would potentially draw a military response from the entire alliance.
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UK and Israel sign £1.2m deal to work on “global threat” of cyber security
March 25, 2015

The UK government has pledged £1.2m towards bilateral cyber security research with Israel.
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Romanian National Extradited To New Jersey To Face Charges In Computer Hacking Scheme
March 23, 2015

A Romanian citizen made his initial court appearance today following his extradition to face charges that he orchestrated an international hacking scheme targeting retailers, security companies, medical offices and individuals in the United States, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
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15,435 vulnerabilities across 3,870 applications were recorded in 2014
March 25, 2015

In 2014, 15,435 vulnerabilities were discovered according to data from Secunia Research. The vulnerabilities are spread across 3,870 applications published by 500 different vendors, and these numbers alone demonstrate the challenge faced by IT teams trying to protect their environment against security breaches.
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Brazilian IT Market is a promising international hub for business opportunities
March 20, 2015

An overview of the Brazilian IT market, which moves US$ 61.6 billion and it-sa Brasil will be addressed given to guests by the President of Assespro
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North America gets ready for Oil and Gas Cyber Security 2015: leading cyber security experts to meet in Houston in May
March 20, 2015

(Houston): FBI, Chevron Information, State of Texas, Newfield Exploration Company, NOV to present at Oil and Gas Cyber Security North America in Houston, USA
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INTERPOL World 2015 Gears Up For Its International Debut To Offer The Latest Insights And Solutions In Global Security Strategies
March 17, 2015

Offering a unique opportunity for international world leaders, policy makers and industry captains to discuss and chart new directions in the global security industries, INTERPOL World 2015, to be held from 14 to 16 April, is expecting to host over 250 international industry players from 35 countries and approximately 8,000 commercial buyers, police, law enforcement and government officials.
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Cyberattacks caused the leak of one billion records in 2014
March 18, 2015

In 2014, approximately one billion records of personally identifiable information (PII) were leaked online, according to IBM X-Force.
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US Military Cyber security by the numbers
March 16, 2015

U.S. Cyber Command spending will rocket 92 percent this year to get mission troops up and rolling in 2016, according to Defense Department budget figures.
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A cyber war staged in central London
March 14, 2015

Forty-two amateur cyber defenders gathered on the HMS Belfast in London this week to take part in a cyber terrorist attack simulation run by the Cyber Security Challenge UK.
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Senate intelligence panel approves cyber bill
March 13, 2015

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on March 13 advanced a cybersecurity information-sharing bill by a vote of 14-1.
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New anti-terrorism unit will tackle extremist content on the web
March 13, 2015

European security officials are planning a specialised counter-terrorism unit to tackle the rise of extremist content on the internet.
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Japan recruits hackers for cyber security force
March 13, 2015

Japan is the latest country to officially tap into hacking skills to identify and protect against cyber security threats.
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Kaspersky Lab cites growing cyber threats
March 10, 2015

Eugene Kaspersky’s business has grown by double-digits and shows no sign of slowing. He jets from European capitals to the Middle East to conferences in Cancun, Mexico. And he can rent a Ferrari whenever he wishes, a perk of sponsoring a Formula One race team.
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Cybersecurity Law a Priority This Year: Top Official
March 8, 2015

Chinese leaders have made the passage of a cybersecurity law a priority for this year, despite protests from the U.S. against the country’s growing restrictions on technology firms.
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Fast track for cyber hiring, UK hacker and DHS prizes
March 6, 2015

The Office of Personnel Management has given the Defense Department fast-track hiring authority for 3,000 cybersecurity specialists.
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REFILE-Pentagon to increase focus on cyber security of arms programs
March 5, 2015

Cyber attacks on U.S. weapons programs and manufacturers are a “pervasive” problem that requires greater attention, the top U.S. arms buyer said Thursday, saying that he would add cybersecurity to new acquisition guidelines for the industry.
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INFORMATION SECURITY SOLUTIONS EUROPE 2015 – CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
March 4, 2015

Information Security Solutions Europe (ISSE 2015) has opened submissions for presentations, roundtable discussions, panel debates and workshops, at the sixteenth annual conference, taking place at the Hotel Palace Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th November 2015. The deadline for entry is Monday 6th April.
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Cybersecurity: Taking a Proactive Approach is Key
March 3, 2015

If we are to proactively defend our cybersecurity, we must move away from historical algorithm audit and analysis to real-time pattern recognition audit and analysis.
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Turkey’s cyber security: A long way to go
March 3, 2015

The awareness was there. So was the ambition to make cyber security the country’s “fifth force.” Events in a span of less than two years have shown that Turkey is still too far away from building reliable defenses against cyber threats.
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Lockheed sees shift in focus on infrastructure cyber security
March 2, 2015

Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon’s No. 1 supplier, said it has seen a “sea change” in demand for cyber security services in critical infrastructure areas such as energy, oil and gas, and financial institutions over the past 18 months.
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Advances in Smart Grid Technology Transforming the European Market
March 2, 2015

SMi’s 5th annual European Smart Grid Cyber Security conference will take place on the 9th – 10thMarch 2015 at the Marriott Hotel Regents Park, London, UK.
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DDoS Exploit Targets Open Source Rejetto HFS
March 2, 2015

Apparently no vulnerability is too small, no application too obscure, to escape a hacker’s notice.
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